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Holden wins Toyo Golf Tournament

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Golfers before Tee-off.

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: Toyo Golf Tournament was organized last Friday 14th Feb 2020 at the Sahara Golf Club. Held in February each year for commemorating the National & Liberation Days, the trophy is appropriately called the Liberation Cup. It was the 37th year of this prestigious event, which started in 1983 and since then has been held each year with the exception of 1991.

The tournament is quite popular among golf enthusiasts, and there is always an overwhelming request for participation which is not just limited to Sahara Club members but includes golfers from all over. As always, the players were categorized into two divisions based on their handicap levels: Division A (Handicap 0 to 14) and Division B (Handicap 15 to 28).

The highlight of the day was a stupendous performance by David Holden who hit a fabulous 7 birdies so as score 36 points net and thereby winning the trophy in Division A. Not only that – he won the coveted Best Gross Trophy by achieving a score of 72 points (in a par-70 course). David was followed by the veteran Qatami Al-Qatamiin the second place on 34 points.

In Division B, Kwang Soo Lee was the winner with 38 points. He was closely followed by the young prodigy Vedant Aryan also on 38 points. Incidentally, Vedant achieved the amazing feat of scoring an Eagle (2-under par on a hole).

Among other prizes, Nearest to Pin was won by Kwang Soo Kim on Hole # 14 and Andrew Barr on Hole # 4 in Ladies and Men’s categories respectively. As regards Longest Drive, Clara Suh was the winner in Ladies at Hole # 6, whereas in the Men’s group, the corresponding prize was won by Trin Van Minh at Hole # 13.

Thankfully the cold weather system which had developed over Kuwait over the last week had subsided, giving way to salubrious climatic conditions over the week-end with ambient temperatures and a mild cool breeze.

Prize distribution was organized in the afternoon in the gracious presence of KentaKuribayashi, Corporate Officer and HiroshiTani, Division General Manager, Toyo Tires Japan who had specially flown in from Osaka for the event. Speaking on the occasion, Kuldeep Lamba, Managing Director, Al Mailem Group expressed his satisfaction at the enthusiastic response, and complimented Razmic, Richard, Jason and other Sahara Club staff for their professional administration of the event.