Taba Heights plays host to the Inaugural International Amateur Trophy
Despite the recent disquiet over travel to Egypt, Taba Heights recently played host to players from across Europe as they gathered for the resorts 1st International Amateur Trophy, sponsored by the exclusive 5 Star Taba Heights Intercontinental Resort.
In a hotly contested two day event, two Amateurs shone through. Playing over the magnificent desert layout, designed by Florida based architect John Sanford, it was to be John Ketchin, an 11 handicap golfer representing Najrani Golf & Country Club, Saudi Arabia who tamed the 6650 yard course to edge out Ian Paul also representing Najrani Golf 7 Country Club who posted a rock solid 36 points final in his final round.
In a nail biting finale, Ketchin finished with a final round of 34 points for a grand total of 69 points and a comfortable 7 point victory and the coveted main prize sponsored by Intercontinental Hotels.
In addition, the Ladies event was fiercely competed for and who could blame them as the prize of a fabulous “All Inclusive” vacation on the Red Sea, courtesy of Intercontinental Hotels, was up for grabs. The victor of the ladies event was Kristiina Makinen from Najrani Golf & Counry Club with a two round total of 54 points, which was closely chased by Christina Preinfalk, representing “Gut Nagel” Germany with 52 points.
Players, including winners John Ketchin & Kristiina Makinen were unanimous in their praise for Taba Heights which is blessed with spectacular scenery, lying between the imposing cinnamon Sinai Mountains and the azure waters of the Red Sea.
The all-inclusive resort continues to be an irresistible destination for discerning travelers and plans are already underway for the next event.
Prizes were generously sponsored by Intercontinental Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Sofitel, Club SMed and Orabi.
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