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SBD Global/February 4, 2013/Events and Attractions

Mena Golf Tour Adds Five Events, Including New Stops In Morocco, Qatar and Oman

Mena Golf Tour Chair Mohamed Juma Buamaim has "delivered on his promise to expand the competition for its third season" after announcing the addition of five events, according to John McAuley of THE NATIONAL. The '13 schedule, which runs from March through November, will feature 11 tournaments. New stops on the tour this year are Morocco -- 23 players represented the country in the last Mena campaign -- Qatar and Oman. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has added an extra tournament "following the success of the inaugural American Express Dirab Golf Championship."  Buamaim said that talks "have taken place regarding a tournament in Egypt." The tour has also created a board of trustees with Arab Golf Federation Chair Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi "seated alongside representatives from Egypt and Saudi." The Saudi event was the only sponsored entry in '12, but Buamaim said that this season "will see an injection of revenue from other sources" (THE NATIONAL, 2/2).
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