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Oscar Craig highest placing amateur at Challenge Tour UAE Challenge

GEMS FirstPoint School student Oscar Craig

Oscar Craig (Y13) participated on the Challenge Tour UAE Challenge in Abu Dhabi on 25th-28th April. He qualified for the European Tour event by winning the RAK Open at Al Hamra. Oscar carded a blemish free opening round of 69 and a second-round score of 73, ensuring that he made the cut with a net -2 score. Oscar was the only amateur to make the cut and the youngest player in the weekend field. He battled hard against professional players from around the world and carded a level par 72 in round 3 and 76 in round 4. Oscar finished in 60th place with a net +2 score. 

Speaking after the event Oscar said: 'It was an amazing experience. Making the cut gives me the confidence to know I can compete at this level and the motivation to continue to pursue a professional career.'

Oscar is a member of the FPS Golf Centre of Excellence and plans to take a year out continuing to train and play in UAE before attending a US College. 

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