A teams victory for Tunisian’s on home turf at the Pan Arab Championship


The Tunisian national team was crowned the Arab Open Golf Championship in its forty-first edition,
which was held on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Tunisian city of Tabarka.

The tournament welcomed 55 players from 13 Arab countries, who competed for over 4 days of competition. Held in Tunisia, hosted by the Tunisian Federation and dominated by Tunisian golfers as both the individual and team competitions were won by the homegrown talent. Elias Barhoumi won the
title with 286 strokes, while the Saudi player Saud Al-Sharif came in second place with 289 strokes, followed by the Egyptian player Issa Abu Al-Ela in third place with 292 strokes.

The championship, supported by the Arab Golf Federation, represents a unique opportunity for Arab teams to compete and develop the performance of their players in a stimulating atmosphere. The tournament witnessed the achievement of one of the youngest participating talents, Emirati Mohammed Skeik, hitting the (Hole in One) hole in the seventeenth hole at La Cigale Golf Course. The Tunisian Golf Federation held the closing ceremony of the tournament, in the presence of the governor of the state of Jendouba, Samir Kouka, and the heads of the participating delegations, where the winning teams and players were honored.

The Pan Arab Championship, which is held in a different Arab country every year, witnessed the strongest field to date, with the increasing participation across the region.