La Hacienda Heathland, one of two courses at the La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort, hosted a hugely successful last qualifying leg of the 13th Andalucía Golf Challenge-Destination PGA Riviera Maya Circuit.
(PHOTO GALLERY AT THE END OF THIS TOURNAMENT REPORT)
The event aroused great expectation and all the available places were again sold out, as has occurred in the vast majority of tournaments this season, the 13th of the Andalucía Golf Challenge Circuit.
The course proved to be a positive surprise for many players who were playing their first round there. La Hacienda Heathland, the work of Dave Thomas, a former Ryder Cup player and the architect of numerous internationally renowned layouts, is a design that is at least at a similar level to that of La Hacienda Links. The course was in perfect playing condition and delighted the players.
The weather was sunny on the day of the competition, with a very pleasant average temperature, no excessive heat and hardly any wind.
After the tournament, a cocktail reception was held in the clubhouse, where the prizes were presented and gifts raffled during a ceremony which, on behalf of the club, was presided over by Fernando Padrón, the resort's director of golf. Gabriela Johne from Fairway+blue and Jesús Porro from Viviendo del Trading also took part in the official activities.
After this event there now only remains the final on 30 September at Almenara (Sotogrande), where the qualifiers will opt for one of the five prizes of all-expenses-paid golf trips, flying with Air Europa to Cancún, staying at the five-star Grand Tulum in Bahía Príncipe, and playing golf at PGA Riviera Maya, Mayakoba El Camaleón and Playa Paraíso.
Domingo Gavira Esquivel 34 points
(As he had already qualified for the final, also earning a place at Almenara is scratch runner-up Andrew Fraser Hinds.)
1º Barry Martin 40 points
2º Errol Bolaños 39 points
3º Alejandro Clemares Sempere 39 points .
1º Naveen Kochhar 45 points
2º Óscar Eguren Fernández 41 points
3º Michael Todd 39 points
Ball nearest the pin (prizes provided by Idea Terrazas and Restaurante Tragabuches):
Karim Farid Saad and Nicolás Larrain Alba
The results can be found at the following link: LA HACIENDA HEATHLAND RESULTS
The Andalucía Golf Challenge-Destination PGA Riviera Maya by Bahía Príncipe is a popular open amateur circuit, organised by Andalucía Golf/España Golf magazine and covering all Andalucian provinces, in addition to other areas of central Spain, with the majority of events being held at top courses on the Costa del Sol.
The Circuit’s grand finale, which will decide the five winners of trips to the Mexican Caribbean, will be held at Almenara on 30 September, followed by a gala dinner at Gran Hotel Guadalpín Banús in Marbella.
Access to the final has been secured directly by the winners of each category and the leading scratch player in all the qualifying tournaments, while the rest of the places in the final are awarded based on the Benahavís Ranking, calculated from points obtained in each leg.
DESTINATION PGA RIVIERA MAYA by BAHÍA PRÍNCIPE
The grand finale of the circuit will decide the five winners of one-week all-inclusive trips to the Bahía Príncipe resort in Riviera Maya, with golf at PGA Riviera Maya, El Camaleón Mayakoba and Playa Paraíso. The top two finishers in each category and the scratch winner in the final, to be played on 30 September at Almenara, will travel to the Mexican Caribbean.
PLANNED DATE FOR THE TRIP
7 to 14 November 2023
The PRIZE INCLUDES:
- Flights from Málaga or Madrid to Cancun (round trip)
- Transfers between the airport and hotel
- All-inclusive accommodation at the 5-star Grand Tulum Bahía Príncipe hotel
The Circuit is sponsored by AIR EUROPA, BENAHAVÍS TOWN HALL, COSTA DEL SOL TOURISM, BAHÍA PRÍNCIPE, GRAN HOTEL GUADALPÍN BANÚS, VIVIENDO DEL TRADING and MARBELLA TOWN HALL. The main collaborators are Fairway+blue, D.O. Somontano, IdeaTerrazas and Holiday Golf Estates. Cadena SER and Andalucía Golf/España Golf magazine are the Circuit's official media outlets.
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