The first event in May of the 11th Andalucía Golf Challenge-Destination PGA Riviera Maya Circuit was held at Santa Clara Golf Granada. Players were able to enjoy sunny weather, albeit with some strong windy conditions after midday, and the course was in excellent condition – with magnificent views of Sierra Nevada’s snow-capped peaks.
The scratch winner was Juan Luis Ballesteros Peláez, who tallied 38 points. The top player in category one was Juan José Medina Vázquez (43 points), followed by Manuel Gómez Gutierrez (36) and José Antonio Rosales Segura (36). Leading the way in category two was Francisco Pérez Sánchez (41 points), while María Elvira del Rosal Cimadevilla was second and Serge Janssens third (both with 39 points). FULL RESULTS
As for the special prizes, closest to the pin went to Miguel Ángel Maqueda Ortega, and the longest drives were won by Juan Manuel Pérez Jiménez (men) and Ana Ortiz Martínez (women).
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The competition held at Santa Clara Golf Granada was the sixth 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 events in May will be on the 16th at Zaudín, the 20th at La Herrería and the 29th at Valle Romano.
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, Playa Paraíso and Gran Coyote. 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
29 October to 5 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