Following three days of enthralling and exciting golf, the first-ever OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic has concluded in victory for Nuria Iturrios from Spain. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a 1 stroke lead on the renowned Faldo course at Emirates Golf Club.
The victory earns Nuria Iturrios a trophy, winner’s cheque and a brand new OMEGA Speedmaster 38mm. This special timepiece features a stainless steel and 18K Sedna™ gold case with a unique dual bezel design with diamonds and the famous tachymeter scale on a brown aluminium ring. The “cappuccino” dial includes elegant horizontal oval subdials, while inside, the watch is driven by the OMEGA Co-Axial Calibre 3330.
OMEGA President and CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann, said: “Congratulations to Nuria Iturrios on a fantastic win. It has been very special to support the very first OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic and to see the sport we love being played under the lights.”
The OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic was previously known as the OMEGA Dubai Ladies Classic and was traditionally played as the Ladies European Tour’s season-ending tournament in December. In a pioneering change, the three-day event is now played earlier in the season and has become the world’s first professional day-night golf tournament.
Over the course of the tournament, the event incorporated two separate competitions.
- From Wednesday to Friday, a three day individual tournament was played between 56 professional players.
- On Wednesday and Thursday, the professionals were each joined by a team of amateur players (168 in total) for a two day Tour Scramble competition.
It was the ProAm rounds on the Wednesday and Thursday that featured the day/night action under the Faldo Course floodlights.