Texas Scramble challenge match
A star-studded team of Graeme McDowell, Charley Hull and Hamza Amin reigned victorious at today’s RUMANZA Inaugural Challenge Match – celebrating the opening of Pakistan’s 1st signature golf course, the Rumanza Golf & Country Club – and a new era of golfing excellence in Pakistan.
We witnessed an extraordinary Texas Scramble challenge match earlier today with Team Hull (Charley Hull, Graeme McDowell and Humza Amin) shooting an impressive 14-under par to take the win ahead of Team Rafa (Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ahmed Baig and Humna Amjed).
Flanked by a large crowd of fans, the players made their way around Sir Nick Faldo’s latest architectural masterpiece, with fireworks coming early on in the 7,533-yard, par-72 RUMANZA course.
“We got off to a fast start with an eagle on Two. We were very fortunate to have Charley driving the ball extremely well, allowing us to go into some par-5’s with short irons. Team Rafa and his crew kept it close, and it was nice to come up the last with a 1-shot lead to see what we could do. It was a lot of fun.” commented Graeme McDowell
The action on-course teed off with a shotgun start Pro-Am competition featuring 60 players – the first tournament ever played at the RUMANZA Golf and Country Club.
Reigning victorious was the four-ball led by professionals Khalid Khan and Shahid Javed Khan and made up of Mr. Usman Akram and Mrs. Lindsay Lady Faldo who carded a score of 51 points.
The Rumanza Golf Course was opened up for golfing action over the weekend through an exciting international event labelled as the Rumanza Inaugural and the international stars who illuminated the golf course with their presence included six times major winner Sir Nick Faldo and also there was 2010 United States Open champion and four times PGA Tour winner Graeme Mcdowell from Northern Ireland. Another celebrity golfer competing alongside was 2021 Spanish Open winner and European Ryder Cup star Rafa Cabrera from Spain. To add feminine colour was the six times European Tour winner Charlie Hull whose mere presence on the golf course was an athletic site and she turned out to be an inspiration for the golfing fans and in particular golf playing women of Pakistan, many of whom were there for coaching tips and intimate closeness.
Graeme added: “One of things I’ve felt this week is the passion and the intensity for wanting success in Pakistan golf. What DHA Multan has done in creating the first world-class facility here in Pakistan is that it gives these players the opportunity to play on the type of course that they can expect to see on the Tours. Having had the chance to spend time with the young talent here in Pakistan, it’s only a matter of time until these guys move to the next level.”