UAE reigns supreme as Sung Jin Hwang & Kwang Duk Jang claiming XCGC
Thursday 29th December 2016
United Arab Emirates based Sung Jin Hwang and Kwang Duk Jang of Hankook (Team Hankook) have claimed the award-winning 18th Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge Champions title. Having won their berth through the final qualifier held at Dubai’s Els Club, Hwang and Jang carded a 2-day score of 87 to win the coveted title. The grand prize winners also enjoy a stay and play experience at the home of golf – St Andrews.
Finishing an extremely successful 2016 edition through an action-packed two-day grand finals, held over Saturday December 17th and Sunday December 18th 2016, 84 players from across the UAE, GCC and South Africa came together to play at Ajman’s Al Zorah Golf Club. All the players also enjoyed a night’s stay in Ajman’s luxury hotels: Fairmont Ajman, The Ajman Palace Hotel, Kempinski Hotel Ajman and the Ajman Saray as guests of the Ajman Tourism Development Department.
H.E. Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department, 2016 Host City Sponsor commented: “Ajman Tourism and our valued tourism and transport partners were very pleased to have been the venue for the 2016 Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge Grand Final. We are very proud of the offerings in Ajman and we were honoured for our hotels and golf course to welcome all players and guests and provide them with a memorable weekend of true Arabian hospitality.” “We wish the Challenge an even more successful 2017.”
Chris Govier, General Manager, Xerox Emirates said “The Xerox Corporate Challenge has experienced a thrilling & rewarding 2016. Alongside our series-long and much-valued sponsors of deVere Acuma, Chrysler and Select Property, we welcomed a new destination partner, new venues and were thrilled to be rewarded once again, as the Best Corporate Tournament of 2016 at the recently held Middle East Golf Awards.” “We extend our thanks to our 2016 Destination Partners, as well as our Xerox regional partners and distributors for their commitment to delivering another successful year of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge. The quality of golf we have seen through 2016 has been extremely encouraging and we are committed to yet another season of golf in 2017. We look forward to announcing the 19th edition of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge to our ever-widening golf community soon.”
The Kempinski Hotel Ajman treated the players and their families to a fabulous welcome reception on the hotel lawns overlooking the ocean on Day 1. Adding an element of fun to the reception was an innovative Longest Drive competition played into the open ocean. The length of each participant’s drive was measured electronically, and as an ecological contribution the golf balls used dissolved into fish food once in the water. Winners of the Longest Drive were presented with the recently released HTC 10 smartphone, provided by HTC.
To close a very successful weekend, Ajman Saray played host to the Grand Final presentation lunch on Day 2 on a stunning sun-drenched terrace.
The Emirate of Ajman, UAE, was the 2016 Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge Grand Final Host City, with destination partners including The Ajman Palace Hotel, Kempinski Hotel Ajman, Ajman Saray and the Fairmont Ajman. Venue sponsor for the 2016 Grand Final was the Ajman’s Al Zorah Golf Club with a special mention to Ajman Public Transport Corporation as transportation sponsor. Sponsors of the 2016 tournament include deVere Acuma, Chrysler, and Select Property.