Fresh from his impressive victory at the 2021 Global Amateur Golf Tour (GAGT) championship, Feisal Nahaboo has already taken a decisive step towards retaining the title by winning in one of the opening tournaments of the 2022 season.
It took place on 11th October at the Berkshire Golf Club in Ascot. Founded in 1928, this iconic venue is home to two Herbert Fowler designed golf courses, both of which are highly regarded as being among the best in
the British Isles. Feisal scored 40 stableford points on the Berkshire Red Course, -4 under par. “I had a stable start,” says Nahaboo, “then I hit net birdies on 6,7 and 8 to be -3 under par after 9 holes. I went on to hit further net birdies on 11, 13 and 16 before scoring a net eagle on 17.” He beams, “I was delighted. What could have been -8 under par finished at -4 due to a double bogey and two bogeys on back 9.”
Nahaboo won the tournament by a clear shot to beat highly regarded amateur Jamie Irvine. This was no mean feat since Jamie has been on tremendous form of late, hitting a number of rounds between a gross 66 and 69 recently. Nahaboo finished an impressive 17 shots above the average one-round score, and he is set to extend his lead with a further round at Foxhills, Woking today.
“I’m proud to have beaten such an exceptional golfer as Irvine,” says Nahaboo. “He’s hitting scores which are of a decent professional standard. I’m determined to increase my lead now, and further improve my form. Winning the GAGT 2021 tournament meant the world to me. Now my focus is resolutely on retaining this prestigious title in 2022.”