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Mena Tour Tournament 3 at Riyadh Golf Club

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Aron Zemmer, who has just won the National Open Championship, Enrico Di Nitto, Michele Cea, Andrea Saracino, Michele Ortolani, Federico Zucchetti, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa and Dimitri Cavazzana participate in the MENA Tour Tournament 3, an event of the Arab MENA Tour scheduled from November 28-30 at the Riyadh Golf Club, in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

It is played over a distance of 54 holes with a prize pool of 75,000 euros.

MENA Tour Tournament 3, schedule

In the field there will be the English Sam Broadhurst, Jack Floydd and Callum Mackay, the German Dominic Foos, the French Franck Daux and among the six amateurs on the field Prince Khaled Saud Al Faisal.

Subsequently the same Italian players will compete in the MENA Tour Tournament 4 (3-5 December) at Dirab Golf & Country Club, also in Riyadh, on the same distance of 54 holes and with the same prize money of 75,000 dollars.

Riyadh is the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the province of the same name. The city has 6.5 million inhabitants, the province 7.9 million (as of January 1, 2016). In German one occasionally reads Er-Riad. The city is the economic, administrative and cultural center of the country.

It is home to numerous universities, museums and monuments. Riyadh is the seat of the Saudi Arabian government, parliament, all central government authorities and numerous diplomatic missions. Riyadh has been the capital since Saudi Arabia gained independence in 1932.

Historically, it is a very important transit point in the Arabic region, on the pilgrimage routes to Mecca and Medina, the most important pilgrimage sites in Islam. The main palace of the royal house of Saud has been in Riyadh since 1824.

Riyadh is located in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula in the Najd (also Nedschd/Nedjd) region. The city averages 612 meters above sea level and is surrounded by desert. In the west, the city today extends to the Wadi Hanifa and partly beyond.

The urban area has an area of 1,554 square kilometers, roughly the size of Greater London. The area around Riyadh is topographically very diverse. Mention should be made of the Jebel Tuwaiq escarpment in the north-west and the Dana desert, a strip of sand dunes to the east.

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