Once again this year, Costa del Sol course Valle Romano Golf & Resort hosted a leg of the Andalucía Golf Challenge-Destination PGA Riviera Maya Circuit. Located in Estepona municipality, this magnificent course delighted the 100 participants who enjoyed a great day of golf in pleasant and sunny conditions, with little wind. All spoke highly about the state of the course and its presentation for the tournament.
The scratch winner was Salvador González Martín (with 38 points). Leading the way in category one was Francisco Gil García (43 points), followed by Iván Leache Mendoza (41) and Frank Stockmans (38). In category two, the top player was Manuel García Merina (43 points), with David Rodríguez Amaya second (40) and Saverio Ronca (39) third.
As for the special prizes, closest to the pin went to Ana Vega Narváez, and longest drive to Patricia Zimmermann Fernández (women) and Manuel Aceña Fernández (men). RESULTS
(SEE PHOTO GALLERY AT THE END OF THIS REPORT)
The Valle Romano Golf Resort competition was the ninth of 25 scheduled tournaments that will make up the 11th edition of this open amateur circuit organised by Andalucía Golf/España Golf magazine. Between March and October, the circuit is being held in the Andalucian provinces of Málaga, Cádiz, Huelva, Almería, Sevilla and Granada, as well as in Madrid and Segovia, with most of the events taking place on the Costa del Sol.
The grand finale, which will decide the five winners of trips to the Mexican Caribbean, will be held at Marbella Club Golf Resort on 2 October, followed by a gala dinner at El Gamonal Restaurant in Marbella.
Access to the final will be secured directly by the winners of both categories and the scratch winner in each tournament, while the rest of the places will be awarded based on a ranking of points obtained in each event, comprising the best six results tallied throughout the circuit schedule (no minimum number of events has to be played).
The circuit’s sponsors are Sanitas, Viviendo del Trading, Bahía Príncipe Golf, Bahía Príncipe Hotels & Resorts and Bahía Príncipe Residences; and the collaborators, Holiday Golf, Fairway + Blue, Bodega Laus and Marbella Town Hall. Cadena SER and Andalucía Golf/España Golf magazine are the official media.
The next event will be on 9 June at Mijas Golf-Los Lagos.
Destination PGA Riviera Maya Bahía Príncipe
The grand final will decide the winners of five all-inclusive one-week trips to the Bahía Príncipe resort in Riviera Maya (Luxury Akumal Hotel), with golf rounds at PGA Riviera Maya, El Camaleón Mayakoba and Playa Paraíso. The top two players in each category and the scratch winner of the final – to be played at Marbella Club Golf Resort on 2 October– will travel to the Mexican Caribbean.
Planned Travel Dates
5 to 13 November 2021
- Return flights from Málaga or Madrid to Cancún
- Transfers from airport to hotel and return
- All-inclusive accommodation at Bahía Principe Luxury Akumal
- Golf at PGA Riviera Maya, El Camaleón Mayakoba and Playa Paraíso