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Shammas & Abouchacra claim first QF win in XCGC 2018

Thursday 27th September 2018

Celebrating the amazing milestone of 20-years, the 2018 Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge is being played through a Premium Series; a four-qualifier challenge with a one-day grandfinal, all based in the UAE, bringing together golf and discerning lifestyle experiences to UAE's golfing community.


Thursday September 27th saw the first and opening qualifier played at Jumeirah Golf Estates, a round that also celebrated this year's Ryder Cup through a 'Chaps & Co Ryder Cup Challenge', a teams event that pitted the Blue Caps (Europe) against the Red Caps (USA).

The Blue Caps reigned supreme over the Red Caps 8 to 6, which was announced via the unveiling of a Red Lincoln at the prize presentation.


Lincoln Al Tayer sponsored main competition saw Hisham Shammas & Paul Abouchacra claim the victory with a strong 10-under 62, edging Jai Dawda & Vivek Sharma's 9-under 63 into second spot, clear of Alan & Souyama Salem who carded 7-under 65 to settle for third. 

Gross first place was secured by Neil Phillips & Paul Donovan on 77.


Lincoln Al Tayer's Hole 8 NTP, with a twist where those who hit within the 'Lincoln Circle' entered the draw to win a Lincoln of their choice for a weekend of their choice, lucky winners of this great prize are Ornella Parigi, Wayne Munro & Hisham Shammas.

Xclusive Yatch's Hole 14 NTP's yacht tour package was won by Martin Lambert.


The top 4 nett place-getters and the gross-winners go through to the one-day Grand Final where they will be battling for 3 fantastic prizes;

2018’s Third Place-Getters will be enjoying Corporate Hospitality at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (2019)

2018’s Runners-Up will secure a Pro-Am spot as well as Corporate Hospitality at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (2019)

2018’s Overall Champions will be awarded with a memorable ‘International Experience’ at one of Europe's leading golf clubs


The second qualifier, in XCGC's Celebrating 20 Years Premium Series, will be played Thursday October 18th at Trump International, Dubai. Registrations online via

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