17th Annual Abqaiq Open


17th Annual Abqaiq Open Summary

Our 17th Annual Abqaiq Open was held on February 27, 2014.  Always a popular event, our club’s signature tournament drew competitors from across Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.  This year's event was challenging due to very unfavorable weather conditions.  However, all of the participants braved the elements with more cheer than should be expected and many turned in impressive rounds in spite of the heavy winds and blowing sands.

Congratulations to Mr. Nasser Yaqoub Mubarak (far left), our 17th Annual Abqaiq Open Tournament Champion and to all of the Open prize winners.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Rosalio Marcos

2015 Abqaiq Open Results

Gross Net
 Nasser Yaqoub Mubarak
 Rashid Al-Qutami
2nd  Andres Echeveste
 Abdulbaki Ben Mansour
3rd  Sultan Mubarak
 Dennis Latendresse
4th  Naser Almahasini
 Howard Phan
5th  Khaled Alaathem
 Jim Angus
6th  Hamed Alaathem
 Chad Knippen
7th  Hamid Al-Qutami
 Fahad Mubarak
8th  Abdulla Mubarak
 Renelito Tobias

Nearest to the pin: Rodziah Daud and Manny Dejelo
Longest drives: Young Nguyen and Fahad Al-Hakam


Ninety-Six participants were slated to start, however critical work and travel conditions prevented a few from attending.  All Aramco golf clubs (Abqaiq, Dhahran, Ras Tanura, Udhailiyah, and Yanbu) were well represented in addition to players from the Bahrain Golf Club, Whispering Sands Golf Club, Five Ranch Golf Club, and Riyadh Golf Club.  Our 92 players braved terrible weather conditions, where heavy winds and blowing sand made every shot a challenge.


Special thanks goes to Abqaiq Recreation for improving the course to its best condition in well over 10 years and to Abqaiq Security for their assistance before, during, and after the event.  Without their kind support this event could not happen.

Thank you…

The Ain Nakhl Golf Club and Abqaiq Open Tournament Committee would like to thank all of the participants, golfing staff, and volunteers who made this year's Abqaiq Open another memorable tournament.

In addition, the Board would like to thank:

Saudi Aramco

Abqaiq Recreation

Abqaiq Security

Event Sponsors


Rosen Inspection

Homna Golf

Event Volunteers

Derrick Smith, Tournament Co-Chairman

Scott Baird, Tournament Co-Chairman
Len Sykes, Tournament Director / Scorekeeper
Freddie Santiago, Scorekeeper Assistant
Kevin Pickles, Course Preparation
Joe Toronyi, Course Preparation
Matt Hope, Prize Coordination

Michele Lazarus, Security Coordination

Kimberly Leeman, Registration

Kevin Leeman, Security

Jim Burleson, Registration and Field Setup
Donna Burleson, Registration

Hassan M. Sadeek, Marshall/Coordinator

Eddie Mendoza, Cart and Event Coordination
Joe Francisco, Coordination
Rosalio Marcos, Photographer

Marvin Oanes, Accounting and Preparation

Duane Freyberger, Treasurer

Event Personne

Snack Bar Staff

Sweeps and Grounds Staff

Al-Gosaibi Catering Staff

And everyone else who’ve contributed to the success of this tournament!

  Pictures from the Event