Paul Casey is participating in the JA Lake View Hotel Charity Rooftop Challenge at JA The Resort Dubai.
Gulf today, Staff reporter
Reigning Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic champion Paul Casey warmed up for his title defense in style on Monday with a thrilling win at the JA Lake View Hotel’s Charity Rooftop Challenge at JA The Resort Dubai, an event of eye-catching warm-up before that. the week-long Rolex Series event at the Emirates Golf Club.
After beating Sweden’s Henrik Stenson in the final of the fun and star-studded matchplay competition, Casey also stole the crown from watchers by raising Dhs 15,000 for the Al Jalila Foundation.
With eight players from this week’s Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic pitch playing from a specially designed tee box on the roof of the BIBÉ Hotel, players scored points for landing tokens closest to the pitch. ‘a spit about 97 meters and six stories below.
In a field containing three major winners, Casey looked very in touch throughout the knockout format, recording the highest score of each round to rack up convincing wins over Scotsman Grant Forest and Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello. en route to the final, where he saw Stenson, the 2016 Open champion.
On the other side of the draw, Stenson beat American amateur Sam Bennet and reigning Rooftop Challenge champion Adri Arnaus en route to the final, with former Masters champions Danny Willett and Charl Schwartzel both going crushed in the first round against Arnaus and Cabrera Bello.
Stuart Mc Murdo, Director of Golf at JA Resorts & Hotels, said, “Congratulations to Paul for winning the JA Lake View Charity Rooftop Challenge and thank you to all the pros for participating. We hope to welcome them back to JA The Resort Dubai soon and wish them good luck for the next Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic! “.
After her overall win, Casey had one final challenge – a one-on-one shootout against JA Resorts and Hotels teaching professional Amy Boulden.
Casey planted his chip two feet from the spit to secure the charity donation for the Al Jalila Foundation.