12/14/2016 6:53:02 AM

Qatar’s Saleh wins in Riyadh

Qatar’s Saleh wins in Riyadh

QATAR’S Saleh Al Kaabi staged a tremendous fightback to clinch the Second Saudi Golf Federation Open in Riyadh by three strokes.

Coming into the final day, the 21-year-old was six shots adrift of defending champion Othman Al Mulla of Saudi Arabia, but Saleh hit a bogey-free five-under-67 in the final round to finish the three-day 54-hole event on a two-over total of 218.

Othman finished second (221) after shooting a disappointing 76 on the final day while Bahraini Saqer Al Noaimi’s final-round 73 earned him the third place (225).

“It was a good tournament. Othman was leading by six shots. I know he’s a good player and was trying my best to compete with him. I’m happy to have played well on the final day,” said Saleh, who has competed in the European Tour-sanctioned Qatar Masters three times.

Saleh had finished as the runner-up in the recent King Hamad Trophy in Bahrain. 

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