Mena ace Marjane to feature in King’s Cup

Mena ace Marjane to feature in King’s Cup

The 22-year-old Moroccan created history last month, becoming the first Arab golfer to win a Mena Golf Tour event .



Marjane with Juma Buamaim, Mena Golf Tour chairman. Supplied photo

Marjane with Juma Buamaim, Mena Golf Tour chairman. Supplied photo

Dubai — Ahmed Marjane will be hoping he can continue his good form this season and post a strong finish when he makes his debut on the Asian Tour in the King’s Cup in Thailand later this week.

The 22-year-old Moroccan created history last month, becoming the first Arab golfer to win a Mena Golf Tour event since its inception in 2011, a feat he achieved at the Ras Al Khaimah Classic, beating a strong international field.

Riding on his breakthrough victory, Marjane finished seventh on the 2014 Order of Merit — and second in the Mena Division just behind his compatriot Faycal Serghini. Indeed, a creditable performance from a young prodigy who is tipped to carry the mantle for the next generation of golfers from the Mena region. Marjane’s achievement resonated on many levels, setting in motion a chain of events that opened a floodgate of playing opportunities.


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