Golfer Ross Canavan wins Ras Al Khaimah Classic

07/10/2011 - Ras Al Khaimah Property News Posted by Bob Brunskell
Golfer Ross Canavan wins Ras Al Khaimah Classic

Englishman Ross Canavan has won the Ras Al Khaimah Classic at the second event of the Mena Golf Tour.He finished seven under par 209 at the 54-hole tournament, beating Moroccan Faycal Serghini by one shot."Things worked out well," the golfer told Gulf News. "It's an emotional moment for me."The competition took place at the exclusive Tower Links Golf Club in RAK. It carries a prize fund of $50,000 for the winner who completes the 18-hole, par 72 course.Brit Jake Shepherd was in line for the win going into the final round five shots up, but he ended up in joint third place with Peter Richardson, also from the UK.The MENA Gold Tour was created by the Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation and aims to create new playing opportunities for professionals and enhance the development of the sport in the region.It is also used to attract amateur and professional golfers to resorts in RAK and other locations, boosting tourism and the economy.