MENA Golf Tour
The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Golf Tour is a golf tour in the Middle East. It was founded in 2011 by the Dubai-based Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation. It is affiliated to the R&A and the Arab Golf Federation. The tour is open to professionals and amateurs.
Beginning in 2016, the top five professionals on the Order of Merit receive Sunshine Tour cards for the following season, with those 6th to 15th earning entry into the final stage of the Sunshine Tour's Q School. The MENA Tour was included in the Official World Golf Ranking beginning in April 2016, awarding three first place points for 54-hole events and five for 72-hole events.
In addition to the Sunshine Tour, those who place high on the MENA Tour's Order of Merit also receive exemptions into European Tour events. The MENA Tour also awards entry into the final stage of Asian Tour Q School for the top three players and full Asian Development Tour cards for the top two players. The top 60 on the MENA Tour's Order of Merit retain their Tour cards.
Order of Merit winners
|2015||Thriston Lawrence||South Africa||27,679||James Allan||England|
|2014||Joshua White||England||28,471||James Allan||England|
|2013||Zane Scotland||England||50,229||Mustapha El Maouas||Morocco|
|2012||Stephen Dodd||Wales||27,636||Max Williams||England|
|2011||Jake Shepherd||England||17,749||Ahmed Marjane||Morocco|
- "MENA Golf Tour-Sunshine Tour tie-up breaks new ground". MENA Golf Tour. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
- "OWGR Board Announcement". OWGR. 15 April 2016.
- About the MENA Golf Tour
- "England's Campbell defies winds to win MENA Tour Championship". MENA Golf Tour. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
- "Field day for Lee as White becomes 2014 MENA Golf Tour Champion". MENA Golf Tour. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
- "Corfield wins Mena Tour finale in play-off". Gulf News. 13 November 2013.
- "Dodd becomes overall Mena Tour champion". Gulf News. 31 October 2012.
- "Shepherd keeps his nerve in playoff to emerge champion". Gulf News. 20 October 2011.