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UAE Challenge: Three to Watch

UAE Challenge: Three to Watch

Week eight of the Road to Mallorca is here, with Saadiyat Beach Golf Club returning as host of the UAE challenge for the second year running. Here are three players to keep an eye on…

Form Horse - Alexander Levy


Alexander Levy enters the UAE Challenge in fine form. The Frenchman – a five-time winner on the DP World Tour – has finished in the top ten in each of his last three events on the Challenge Tour, and led for most of the final round in Al Ain last week before finishing one shot back in second place. The 33-year-old climbed to second place in the season-long Rankings with that result and will be hoping to go one better at Saadiyat this week.

Local Boy - Jonathan Selvaraj


Jonathan Selvaraj is one of the leading amateurs in the UAE. The Emirati enters this week with experience of winning at Saadiyat Beach after capturing the Men’s Open Championship – which was a qualifier for the Emirates Golf Federation Order of Merit - at the course last year. That victory, combined with a pair of top five finishes on the amateur circuit already this season, sees Selvaraj enter the UAE Challenge with hopes for a strong performance.

The Outsider - Dominic Foos

Dominic Foos

Dominic Foos has played just two events on the Challenge Tour this season and currently lies 150th in the Road to Mallorca Rankings. However, the German – who resides in the UAE – will be eyeing up a good performance this week after turning in a pair of top 20 finishes in last year’s UAE Swing. He remains the youngest winner in the history of the Challenge Tour with a wire-to-wire victory in the GANT Open 2015 in his first professional season, and will be targeting a long-awaited return to the winner’s circle in Abu Dhabi.

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