Events News

Scotland Control the Course at Costa Navarino

23rd Nov 2017

28 Nationalities Set to Join for 2017 Annual Congress & ITC

22nd Nov 2017

International Support Secures Congress & ITC Success

20th Nov 2017

Thomas Lyte & PGAs of Europe Establish Supplier Partnership

16th Nov 2017

Annual Congress & International Team Championship Heading to Greece’s Costa Navarino

13th Nov 2017

Dominant Performance Earns Cort The Invitational Pro-Am Title

5th Nov 2017

De Filippi & Cort Command Leaderboard at Quinta do Lago

3rd Nov 2017

Cort Off to Strong Start at The Invitational Pro-Am

2nd Nov 2017

2018 World Club Pro-Am Invites Global Teams to South Africa

1st Nov 2017

Selection Criteria Set for 2018 Junior Ryder Cup European Team

31st Oct 2017

U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coaches Seminar: 09 November – Hamburg, Germany

27th Oct 2017

Thomas Bjørn and Jim Furyk Host First Joint Press Conference

17th Oct 2017

Thomas Bjørn & Jim Furyk Take Part in Captains’ Challenge at Le Golf National

16th Oct 2017

Ryder Cup Captains Help Inspire French Schoolchildren

16th Oct 2017

Working Together – PGA of Norway & Norwegian Golf Federation

11th Oct 2017

Thomas Bjørn names the European Tour Foundation as the Official Charity of The 2018 Ryder Cup

10th Oct 2017

New PGA of Canada CEO Named to Lead Association to a New Era of Success

10th Oct 2017

2018 Ryder Cup PGA Member Ticketing Process Announced

9th Oct 2017

Fourball Championship & Costa Daurada International Pro-Am Form Golf Festival

5th Oct 2017

2nd Messinia Pro-Am Joins 2018 Sanctioned Event Lineup

4th Oct 2017
load more

Advantage Chris as GB&I Professional Gains Abu Dhabi Lead2 min read


Posted on: 26th Apr 2016

PGA of Great Britain & Ireland Professional, Chris Gane, got his 2016 OnCourse Golf Abu Dhabi Pro-Am campaign off and running with a smooth 71 at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates.

Round 01 of the inaugural Pro-Am supported by Fine & Country Golf got off to a hot and sunny start at the Gary Player-designed Saadiyat Beach course in Abu Dhabi, with teams competing over 54 holes.

Gane’s round got moving early with a birdie at the par-five second hole, followed by another on the seventh and a bogey on hole nine.  It was then a case of continued ups and downs in the back nine with two birdies and two bogeys to close with a one-under par 71 and a four shot lead.

“Having not played here before you didn’t really know what you were going to face, but it was great,” said Gane.  “I’m not sure you get any bad courses out here but we’ve got three great ones this week and I’d heard a lot about Saadiyat and it didn’t disappoint.”

Tied for second place at three-over par are the PGA of GB&I’s Simon Lily and Gavin Hall.

Lily too got off to a good start at one-under through four holes but a double at five and a single bogey at six knocked his progress.  Through to the 14th hole, Lily managed to get back to minus one, however four bogeys in the four closing holes moved him away from Gane’s lead, finishing on 75.

“It was really tricky out there – I had a terrible finish…it’s definitely a course you need to have played [before]” said Lily.  “The course is just beautiful though, the scenery is fantastic…it’s my first time here and I’d definitely come again without a doubt.”

Hall’s round was somewhat more straightforward with two bogeys and a birdie heading out, followed by three bogeys and a further birdie for his opening round of 75.

Article-Header-Images_2016-Abu-Dhabi-Pro-Am_Aron-Makszin_01

In the Team Pro-Am event it was the team of PGA of Hungary Professional, Àron Makszin, and amateurs Csaba Nagy, Zsolt Bohacs & Adam Osztovits [pictured above], who took the early honours with a 22-under 94 points score.

Team Makszin lead by eight points over the team of individual Leader, Gane, with amateurs Neil Foulkes, Andrew Doswell & Stuart Munro after their 14-under 86 points kept them just within reach of the top.

Round 02 of the 2016 OnCourse Golf Abu Dhabi Pro-Am begins at 11:00am (GMT+4) 27th April at Yas Links Golf Club, UAE.

For Full Round 01 Scores Visit: http://eur.pe/2016AbuDhabi

—————————-

For more information about the 2016 OnCourse Abu Dhabi Pro-Am visit http://eur.pe/2016AbuDhabi follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter and search the hashtag ‘#AbuDhabiProAm‘, or like the PGAs of Europe Facebook Page.

For more information on OnCourse Golf visit www.oncoursegolfme.com.

Article-Header-Images_2016-Abu-Dhabi-Dubai-Pro-Am_Footer_01