Morocco Dominates 2019 Pan-Arab Junior Golf Championship

Morocco’s national golf team celebrating their wins at 2019 Pan-Arab Junior Golf Championship. Photo credit: FRMG

Rabat – Morocco has won six gold medals during the 2019 Pan-Arab Junior Golf Championship. The competition took place in Cairo, Egypt, from September 23 to 26, according to a press release from the Royal Moroccan Federation of Golf (FRMG).

The competition included eight different categories: Four individual competitions and four competitions by teams.

The Moroccan national team dominated the three junior team competitions (under 13, under 15, and under 18), and finished third in the women’s team competition, behind Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.

For the individual competitions, Moroccan golfers Ryan Belqlilo (under 13), Hugo Mazen Trometter (under 15), and Mohamed Tassoudali (under 18) all won gold. In women’s, Moroccans Rim Imni and Aicha El Majdoubi finished in third place.

Ten countries participated in the championship: Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Oman, the UAE, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Somalia, and Morocco.

Moroccan golfers have been dominating the Middle East and North Africa region in recent years. The national team finished first in three out of the last four Pan-Arab Golf Championships.

“Those results are thanks to the new federal policy, advocated by [the King’s brother] Prince Moulay Rachid and the new federal committee, and aiming to develop the player base and train young talents,” said the release from FRMG.