Happiness, freedom and friendship describe the atmosphere in Dubai this week.
After another long period off the fairways, caused by Covid-19, the players couldn’t hide their delight when finally able to walk the golf course again.
The initial round of the Dubai Championship was played at ‘Trump International’, a debut in World Amateur Tour history where the players discovered a beautiful design from the American architect and sculptor Gil Hanse.
During the first day rookie player Cyril Doucet, from Le Prieuré Golf Club, took advantage of the course and posted a wonderful round with 33 points, 1 point ahead of Yan Robin and 2 over Daniel-Joel Monefong and Boris Krasnenkov.
For the second round players were invited to tee off at ‘Dubai Creek’, which remains one of the toughest and most challenging courses in Dubai.
Fourth after the 1st round, Ireland’s Nicholas Mullen played a wonderful front 9 scoring 18 points clear and reaching the top of the leader board after 9 holes along with Boris Krasnenkov and Cyril Doucet.
Beneath beautiful sunshine on a windy afternoon, the final 9 holes were going to show all the talent and determination of young Russian, Boris Krasnenkov. Boris opened the back 9 with a 7 on number 10 but quickly reacted by posting 6 pars and 2 birdies on the last 8 holes to claim the title.
Alexander Kransnenkov, proud father of Boris, won the Senior Series title whilst Ildar Zakirov completed the Russian hat-trick by winning the Second Series title.
In the Ladies Series another Russian made the podium. After only 3 years playing golf, Moscow Country Club’s Karina Budantseva cruised to victory in Dubai, overcoming Shaheen Bompoint.
Karina Budantseva joins Irina Nesterova at the top of 2020/21 World Amateur Tour Ranking whilst Boris Krasnenkov shares the lead with Christophe Guedon.
The 2020/21 Race to La Reserva season will continue next year with some beautiful venues including The Alcanada Golf Club in Majorca, Bro Hoff Slot in Sweden, The Renaissance Club in Edinburg and much more…