Zane Scotland eagled the first extra hole to win the Mena Tour’s Ras Al Khaimah Classic in a three-way play-off at Tower Links Golf Club on Wednesday.
Scotland, 33, landed his approach to the 18th to within 15 feet and holed his eagle putt on the par 5 to prevail after he had finished tied on 10-under with overnight leaders Craig Hinton and Miles Tunnicliff after regulation play had ended.
“Obviously, I am delight to win another title on the tour, and winning it in a play-off under pressure makes it even more special,” said Scotland of his 11th victory on the tour.
Despite triumphing, Scotland said he had not been at his best. “It was one of those days when I just couldn’t build any momentum because I wasn’t making any putts,” he said. “It was kind of very boring golf. I knew I had to stay patient and focused on every shot, which I tried to do.”
Dubai-based Rayhan Thomas closed with a level-par 72 to win the amateur division with a score of three-under, three clear of Scotland’s Ben Alexander.
Saudi Arabia’s Othman Almulla settled for third a farther shot back. The Mena Tour travels to Thailand for the first time next week for the Mountain Creek Open, at Nakhon Ratchasima, with the first round starting on Monday.
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