MUSCAT- November, 2017: Al Mouj Golf hosted the fifth edition of the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final, a premier event on the European Challenge Tour, and the final destination of the Road to Oman. The four-day event, which kicked off on November 1st, witnessed competitive and outstanding golf played by top golfers from across the world.
His Excellency Sultan bin Salem Al Habsi, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Oman hit the ceremonial tee shot on the opening day. Sayyida Rawan Al Said, Chairperson of National Bank of Oman (NBO), Ahmed Al Musalmi, CEO of National Bank of Oman (NBO), and Ahmed Al Massan, Head of Finance and IT at Al Mouj Muscat attended the opening ceremony with other officials.
Ahmed Al Massan, Head of Finance and IT at Al Mouj Muscat said, “Al Mouj Muscat is becoming a world-class sports and lifestyle destination by hosting global tournaments. Sporting events such as NBO Golf Classic Grand Final play an integral role in promoting tourism for Oman as a key contributor to the diversity of national income. This coveted golfing event reflects positively on Oman’s ability to host sport events to an international standard. We are delighted to be the host venue for the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final.”
The NBO Golf Classic Grand Final is the final stage of the European Challenge Tour’s ‘Road to Oman’ which has taken place in 21 different countries culminating in the Muscat season-ender. The top 45 players in the rankings took part for a chance to play on the European Tour next season. Clément Sordet claimed victory in the Grand Final while Tapio Pulkkanen became the Challenge Tour Number 1 and Road to Oman Champion.
Al Mouj Golf became part of the Challenge Tour schedule since 2013 with the NBO Golf Classic, the penultimate event of the Challenge Tour season.