Held at Santa Clara Golf Marbella, the fourth leg of the Andalucía Golf Challenge Destination “Riviera Maya Golf Club Bahia Principe” in Mexico amateur circuit matched the first three as a resounding success. In fact, many golfers were unable to participate as all available places had been taken up days before. Those who were fortunate enough to tee up in the event enjoyed a wonderful day’s golf’s on an outstanding course - and excellent weather conditions.
In addition to the prizes presented for each tournament (top-brand clothes from fairway+blue boutique, DO Somontano wines, sports equipment, etc.), the top five finishers in each category won places in the grand final of the circuit with a chance to opt for one of five trips to Riviera Maya that includes flights, hotel accommodation (in Riviera Maya Bahia Principe Resort) and golf at three extraordinary courses in the Mexican Caribbean: Riviera Maya Golf Club, El Camaleón Mayakoba (a US PGA Tour tournament venue) and Paradise Beach.
The main 2019 sponsors of the Andalucía Golf Challenge Circuit, which this year celebrates its ninth edition and is organised by Andalucía Golf magazine, are property developer Exxaxon and Reale Seguros-Galpe.
The first three top finishers at Santa Clarain category one were, in order: Antonio Cobo González (41 points), David Currie (41) and José Miguel Rodríguez de Pablo (40).
Leading the way in category two was Áarina Budantseva (40 points), followed by Antonio Muñoz Lanzas (38) and José Luis Molina de Carranza (42). Nicolás Otero da Gam had finished third, but was not allowed to win a prize due to age limit regulations applying to the event.
The scratch winner was lmudena Ucillos Barcarce, with 35 points. Special prizes for closest to the pin, and men’s and women’s longest drives, went to Andrey Victorson, Karina Budantseva and Juusi Harju, respectively. Interestingly, Harju had also won the same prize in the previous circuit leg at Mijas Golf.
The prize-giving ceremony was presided over by Reyes Pintado representing Santa Clara Golf Marbella, Alejandra Méndez for Exxon,
fairway+blue director Gabriela Jones, and Andalucía Golf magazine’s Antonio Sánchez and Luis Navarro. The day’s golf concluded with a cocktail reception in Santa Clara Golf Marbella’s magnificent clubhouse.
The next leg of the Andalucía Golf Challenge Destination “Riviera Maya Golf Club Bahia Principe” in Mexico circuit will be 2 and 3 July, at RGC Sotogrande. TOURNAMENT ENTRY
DESTINATION ‘RIVIERA MAYA GOLF CLUB BAHÍA PRÍNCIPE’ IN MEXICO
The top five in each category and the Scratch winner qualify for the grand final, which will decide the five winners of one-week all-inclusive trips to Riviera Maya Club Bahía Príncipe in Mexico. The top two in each category and the scratch winner in the Grand Final, to be held in September at Alferini, will travel to the Riviera Maya.
. TRAVEL DATES
From 28 October to 4 November 2019
. EACH PRIZE INCLUDES
- Return flights Málaga-Cancún
- VIP transfers to/from airport and hotel
- Accommodation at Riviera Maya Bahía Príncipe Resort
- Golf at Riviera Maya Golf Club, El Camaleón Mayakoba and Playa Paraíso.
. ANDALUCIA GOLF CHALLENGE 2019 CALENDAR
10 April: Golf Santander
4 & 5 May: RCG Guadalhorce
29 May: Mijas Golf - Los Lagos
23 June: Santa Clara Marbella
2 & 3 July: RCG Sotogrande
27 July: San Roque Club - Old Course
3 August: Valle Romano
17 August: Flamingos
24 August: La Reserva Club Sotogrande
7 September: Alferini (Grand Final)