The English professional team Anabelle Demock started strongly to top the standings in the first days of the Saudi Women International Championship for teams hosted by the Royal Greens Stadium and the Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City. The DIMOKE team includes English professional Charlotte Thompson, Norwegian Stena Rison and British hobbyist Ed Edwards. The tournament was launched after the teams were determined by selecting the best 37 players in the Aramco International Championship that concluded at the beginning of this week .. so that each player leads her team, which includes two professional players and an amateur or amateur. The total prizes for the teams championship amount to 1.125 million riyals ($ 300,000), and individual performance prizes of 750,000 riyals ($ 200,000) will be presented, bringing the total tournament prizes to 1.875 million riyals ($ 500,000).Amateur participation
The newly created championship for teams witnessed the participation of many Saudi golf amateurs, such as the president of the Saudi Golf and Golf Federation of Saudi Arabia, Yasser Al-Rumayyan, the advisor to the Saudi Golf Federation, Prince Khaled bin Saud Al-Faisal, the chief executive of the Federation, Majid Al-Sorour, the Saudi women Laila Al-Tlemceni, Raghad Al-Essawi and Tamara Taher.
The CEO of Saudi Golf and the Saudi Golf Federation Majid Al-Sorour stated that the Saudi Women International Team Championship expresses the Kingdom’s interest in golf. The participation of amateurs in the tournament motivates them to start a professional career in the future, and it also creates an opportunity for friendly competition for professional and amateurs.
Stick to the top
In the first round of the tournament, the leader of the leading English team, Demock, confirmed her team’s keenness to stick to the lead, and said, “All team members were interested in performing well, and what resulted was a great team performance. We did not know our individual results as the end of the round approaches, and this is very unusual.”
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