Players were welcomed by sunny but not overly hot weather and a westerly wind that provided an added challenge when they teed up in the seventh edition of the 2019 Andalucía Golf Challenge Destination Riviera Maya Golf Club Bahía Principe in Mexico Circuit at the magnificent San Roque Old Course.
Organised by Andalucía Golf/España Golf and sponsored by Riviera Maya Bahía Príncipe, Exxacon and Reale-Galpe, the tournament attracted both Spanish and foreign players — as is customary on the popular annual amateur circuit.
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 Playa Paraiso.
The top finishers at San Roque in category one, obtaining a place for the grand final, were (in order): David McGregor (39 points), José María Gil Osorio (39), Thomas Doyle (36), David Steele (35) and Gustaf Browall (34).
In category two, the five making it to the grand final were: Antonio Muñoz Lanzas (39 points), Martin Malone (38), Kathleen Goeminne (37), Paloma García Gálvez (37) and Alejandro Suanes Crespo (36).
The scratch winner was David McGregor (34), the special prize for nearest to the pin went to Patrik Ljungmark, and the prizes for longest drives were won by Patrizia Zimmermann and Gustav Browalf.
The day of golf concluded at San Roque’s superb clubhouse with an excellent cocktail reception, prize-giving ceremony and gifts raffle.
Forthcoming events on the Andalucía Golf Challenge Destination Riviera Maya Golf Club Bahía Principe are 3 August at Valle Romano, 17 August at Flamingos and 24 August at La Reserva Club Sotogrande, with the grand final on 7 September at Alferini Villa Padierna.
DESTINATION “RIVIERA MAYA GOLF CLUB BAHÍA PRÍNCIPE” IN MEXICO
The 2019 Andalucía Golf Challenge Destination Riviera Maya Golf Club Bahia Principe in Mexico Circuit began on 10 April at Golf Santander (Madrid) and will conclude at La Reserva Club Sotogrande on 24 August. The grand final will be played on 7 September at Alferini (Villa Padierna Golf Resort).
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 Riviera Maya.
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
16 July: Real Club Valderrama
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)