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Danish golfer wins Aramco invitational tournament

Designed to highlight women’s empowerment and opportunity, Kingdom’s first female tournament a success.

Danish golfer wins Aramco invitational tournament

Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser crowned Danish native Emily Kristine Pedersen as winner of the Saudi Aramco Ladies International golf tournament on Sunday. The tournament, held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Jiddah, is the first-ever ladies golf tournament held within the borders of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s latest step in promoting sports events in general and women’s sporting events in particular.


Nasser and Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan,  Chairman of both the Saudi Golf Federation and Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, presented Pedersen the tour trophy and the $1 million tournament prize in the presence of the president of Golf Saudi Arabia, Majed Al-Sorour,


The four-day event, held Nov. 12-15, was presented by the Public Investment Fund, and hosted by the Saudi Golf Federation, with Aramco as a Title Partner for the event. By supporting the tournament, Aramco aligns itself with Saudi Vision 2030 and its ambitious goals of promoting culture and entertainment for the Saudi public, diversifying the economy, as well as to encouraging participation in healthy lifestyles. The Aramco Saudi Ladies International also highlights the major strides the Kingdom has made in providing new opportunities to women, including the participation of women in sports. 


The Ladies European Tour sanctioned tournament attracted more than 100 top-level professional players competing over four days for a record $1 million prize fund and the prestige of being the first winner in this first-ever tournament.  


In line with the Kingdom’s efforts to enable equal opportunities to women, as a Title Partner of the first-ever women’s golf tournament, Aramco helped create an experience with the goal of unleashing the full potential of women within the Kingdom. The sponsorship also reflects our commitment to supporting the empowerment of women and inclusion in sports and the workplace. Aramco’s involvement and sponsorship exemplifies its constant drive to enable women Kingdomwide in diverse fields while also supporting the growth of golf within the region. 


The competition was broadcast both domestically and internationally to over 340 million homes across more than 55 countries. 

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