Joe Jones

2023 Abu Dhabi Golf Club Men's Open Champion Joe Jones (centre) with ADGC Club Captains Chris Rossmeisi and Lynda Raubenheimer. Pic: Abu Dhabi Golf Club

No Ordinary Joe . . . Welsh Rookie Jones Wins Again In Middle East To Continue Hot Streak

By Gareth James

Joe Jones – an 18-year-old Welsh international and member of Langland Bay Golf Club – clinched victory at the 54-hole Abu Dhabi Golf Club Men’s Open over the National Course.

Jones began the final day of the tournament with a two-shot lead and fired a final round of 68, finishing at six under par with a total score of 210.

He recorded an eagle three on the second hole and a birdie on the eighth hole, ending the front nine on 33 to maintain his lead.

He made another birdie on the 11th but a bogey on the 14th, which he followed up with a final birdie on the last, extended his winning margin to three shots.

Over the course of the three-day event, Jones made a total of 13 birdies and an eagle, scoring rounds of 72, 70, and 68.

Jake Wiltshire from the AD City GC secured second place, three shots behind Jones, with a final round score of 69.

Jones’ victory came after he also won the Qatar Open Amateur Championship earlier this month at Doha Golf Club, where he managed a hole in 1 on the 17th.

That victory has given him qualification for the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in the autumn.

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