Last year, Team Members Azzan Al Rumhy and Ali Hameed played in the inaugural event and this time they will be joined by 16 year old Hamood Al Harthy, one of the rising young stars in Omani Golf. Hamood has also joint his two Oman National Team-mates in competing in Asian Games in Inchieon that was held from September 19th to October 4th in Korea.
Azzan Al Rumhy and Ali Hameed will also represent Oman in the Asia Pacific Golf Championship in Melbourne, Australia, later next month.
Hamood, who is a 4-handicapper, recently returned to Oman with his 14 year old brother Rashad, who has a handicap of 8, and four other Members of the Oman Junior National Squad, from a three-week extensive golf summer camp at Volkswagen Golfarena in Hamstad, Sweden, organised by the Oman Golf Committee with the support of Volkswagen Oman.
Azzan Al Rumhy, Captain of the National Team, commented: “Hamood is a committed golfer who is determined to succeed in the game. It’s great news that he has received a sponsor’s invitation from the National Bank of Oman to play with Ali and me in the Classic. It’s a great boost for the youngsters in general in Oman to see that Hamood has become such a good player in such a short time and achieved his place in the Team. It’s a great incentive for up and coming young Omanis to follow in Hamood’s footsteps.”