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Young Amateurs Break Records at the

2016 EGF Order of Merit Championship

On May 27-28, 2016 the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) held the 2016 EGF Order of Merit Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates. This prestigious event hosted over 50 elite amateur golfers across three different divisions.

The EGF Order of Merit Championship had representing divisions for Men, Ladies’ and Juniors’. The Championship was played over a two day, 36-hole, Strokeplay format, on the Earth and Fire Courses at Jumeirah Golf Estates. The field was composed of the top amateur golfers in each division that supported and competed in the 2015 – 2016 EGF Order of Merit Season.

18 year-old, Tiago Lobo from Abu Dhabi Golf Club was the Champion of the Men’s Division. After shooting a 73 (one-over-par) first round, Lobo had a two shot lead going into the final round. With a one-under-par, 71 in the second round, Lobo sealed the victory with a Championship total of 144, even-par. Making the transition into the Men’s Division this year, Lobo is the first player to win the Junior Division followed by winning the Men’s Division the next year at the EGF Order of Merit Championship.

Finishing as the Runner-Up was Men’s Order of Merit Season winner Christofer Rahm. Playing at his home club Rahm had rounds of 78 – 68 for a Championship total of 146m two-over-par. Taking Third Place was Bilbo Perrot with rounds of 76 – 72 for a Championship total of 148.