Posted on February 23, 2016

The American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar (AmCham Qatar) celebrated the completion of the second annual “Discover America Week Qatar 2016” by hosting its 6th Annual Golf Tournament at the Doha Golf Club over the weekend. Platinum sponsor Qatar Airways, Golf Sponsor FedEx, Silver Sponsors Amadeus, Quality Air Global and Lockheed Martin, along with AmCham Qatar members and representatives from Qatar’s business community took part in the tournament.

Nearly 70 competitors played 18 holes of Texas Scramble and competed for a range of skills-based prizes, such as the longest drive and closest shot to the pinhole. With a total score of 55.8, Zachary Draeger, Steve Kenney, Danny Garvey and Rosaline Garvey won the tournament; the first runners up, with a score of 57.1, were Marlon Laughter, Thomas Goulter and Robert McVey; and the second runners up, with a score of 59.4, were Sunney Ju, Steven Morales, Charles Filholm and Dorina Borracchini. Robbie Benton won the longest drive competition and Marlon Laughter took home the “Closest to the Pin” award.

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All attendees were also able to take part in a draw for door prizes, ranging from dinners for two, brunch vouchers and spa services, with the main prize of two Business Class tickets to anywhere in the U.S. generously provided by Qatar Airways. Rober Hager, Chairman, AmCham Qatar said: “The annual AmCham Qatar Golf Tournament has become one of the most eagerly-awaited events on our calendar each year and has now been established as an exciting conclusion to the annual Discover America Week. The ongoing generosity of our sponsors has once again allowed us to host a first-rate event. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to hosting everyone again in 2017.”

Discover America Week Qatar 2016 is an annual series of events celebrating the U.S. - Qatar partnership, held this year during the week of February 15– 22, as a joint effort between the Embassy of the United States and the American Chamber of Commerce. The week was designed to highlight American businesses and innovation, travel, food, music, fashion, art, education and culture. Highlights of the week included keynote presentations from Alberto Verme, Chairman of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Citigroup during the “Doing Business in the USA Forum;” an exciting Presidential Predictions Debate moderated by Northwestern Qatar Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis; and an evening with Jerry Schilling to share the story of his personal friendship with American music legend Elvis Presley.