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Al Badia Golf Club to welcome Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final

Al-Badia-Golf-ClubDubai will once again play host as the European Challenge Tour reaches its climax with the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final hosted by Al Badia Golf Club from November 5th-8th.

The season-ending grand finale is the culmination of the 2014 Challenge Tour season which takes in 27 tournaments played across 21 different countries offering a total prize fund of €6,328,000.

Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental will welcome the top 45 players on the Challenge Tour Rankings following the previous week’s National Bank of Oman Golf Classic to compete for not only the prestigious title but a coveted spot in the top 15 on the Challenge Tour Rankings to earn a card for the 2014/2015 European Tour season.

The tournament marks the second year of a three-year relationship between the European Challenge Tour and Al Badia Golf Club after India’s Shiv Kapur roared to a four-stroke victory over Scotland’s Jamie McLeary and Portugal’s Jose-Filipe Lima in last year’s captivating event.

“One of our key initiatives for the 2014 staging was to work on a strategy to attract more of the UAE community to the event, to share in the great experience of the Challenge Tour Grand Final,” said James Shippey, golf club manager, Al Badia Golf Club.

“We felt that the tournament finishing on a Saturday would be a great thing as this falls over the UAE weekend and will give people the opportunity to attend the tournament without having to take a day off work.

“This is coupled with a focus on getting golf into the community through offering free golf lessons every day and providing complimentary food and beverage to all attending the event.

“We look forward to welcoming many new and familiar faces to the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final.”

This year sees a €20,000 increase in the prize fund to €350,000, with €60,085 for the winner, while the format will remain 72 holes with no cut.

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