The Jordan Mixed Open Presented by Ayla, a pioneering new tournament engineered by the team at Ayla Golf Club, proved an undisputed success, with competitors from all three co-sanctioning tours concurring that the innovative mixed format could set a blueprint for the future of the game. The brainchild of Chris White, the Director of Operations of the Jordanian venue, the event featured competitors from the Challenge Tour, Staysure Tour and Ladies European Tour (LET), who made history by becoming the first men and women to compete against one another in a full field professional event.
In a closely fought contest, it would be Dutchman Daan Huizing (Challenge Tour) who would see off Meghan MacLaren (LET) to claim a two-shot victory and carve his name on the Triquetra Trophy with an impressive 16-under-par total. With an almost equal number of players from each co-sanctioning tour making it through to the final day’s play and the leading three players composed of one competitor from each circuit, the script couldn’t have been written better for the team at Ayla Golf Club, who have been instrumental in the success of the innovative tournament.
The event garnered international praise and attention, with the New York Times, Reuters, The Times, Sky Sports and BBC Sports among 700+ publications worldwide that would cover the tournament.