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Almouj clinch Chrysler Cup for the second time!
Posted on: 29 September 2014

The Chrysler Cup 2014, Oman’s biggest and most prestigious inter Club team golf tournament, concluded recently following two-days of intense competition between the 4 premier Golf Clubs in Muscat. At the end of the tournament, Almouj team and the defending champions, were once again crowned winner of the Chrysler Cup. This year’s tournament witnessed fierce, yet honorable competition between the teams representing Ras Al Hamra Golf Club, Almouj Golf Club, Ghala Valley Golf Club and Muscat Hills Golf Club.

Held at the Almouj Golf Club, the Chrysler Cup was played in a Round Robin format in which each club played against the other three clubs across all match disciplines – either in teams or as individuals. The match format included - Greensomes, Four Ball and individual match play. The teams competed against each other in tough battles with Almouj scoring 19 winning points; Ras Al Hamra securing second place with 10 points; and Muscat Hills and Ghala Valley tying at third and fourth place respectively with 9.5 pts.

Apart from the prestigious Chrysler Cup trophy, on offer was a 5.7 L Chrysler 300C was also present at the venue to be given away as the Grand Prize for the Hole-in-One, where the first player to score on the 14th hole would be awarded this luxurious sedan. The 48 contestants did their best, and although none of them scored the Hole-in-One, a few players came very close.

Speaking about the success of this year’s tournament Chris Edwards, General Manager of Dhofar Automotive, sole distributors of the Chrysler range in Oman said, “This is our third year organizing the Cup and each year the tournament has only become bigger and better. We would like to congratulate the Almouj golf club for their victory, as well as for being able to retain their winner status for two years in a row. The most unique feature of this year’s tournament has been the scoring app devised by UAE based – Julian Danby from Onside Sports that helped us monitor scores over the grueling two days. We would like to thank him for the same. At the same time, I would also like to express my appreciation and gratitude the OGC for its continued support and to my team at Dhofar Automotive for their hard work and dedication, to Zeenah Events for their relentless support, and last but certainly not the least, Almouj for hosting the game at their world-class facility.”

The Chrysler Cup 2014 concluded with an award ceremony and presentation dinner where Mark Tomlinson, Managing Director of Dhofar Automotive gave away trophies to the winning team - Almouj. This dinner, the conclusion to two grueling days of competition, also saw the presence of golfing legend Gordon Sherry, who is also an accomplished after-dinner speaker deliver pure entertainment and a fascinating insight into the world of professional golf. The presentation ceremony saw all the players relax and enjoy the evening, and was a fitting close to a spectacular tournament.