The Bellavista golf course in Huelva, the oldest golf course in Andalusia (1916), received the 1st match between the Portuguese Golf Seniors National Association and the Seniors of the host club.
The Portuguese – Spanish tournament took place in warm weather and some wind. The golf course was in excellent condition (good and fast greens), with 60 players, and the top ten of each team scores counting for the trophy.
Bellavista golf course Seniors won with 333 points, against 321 points for the Portuguese team.
Highlighting the hole-in-one obtained by the Portuguese Manuel Batista on hole 3 (par 3 with 132 meters) and slightly up. In his first hole in one in competition, he used an 8-iron.
José Luiz Gonzalez Meneses won in net with 37 points, leaving the Portuguese Carlos Magno tied in 2nd, with the same points.
In gross the winner was Daniel Gene with 29 points and the best Portuguese was Manuel Batista in 5th place with 25 points.
The women’s competition, with twenty competitors (seven from ANSG) was won by Rita Vecino with 36 points. Jeanette Van Der Struik was the best ANSG’s with 31 points.
The prizes were distributed during a social lunch at the host club, with the “captain” of the Southern Delegation of ANSG, José Gago Leiria, presenting the main trophy to Alberto Rodriguez, director of Bellavista Golf Course.
The “second hand” of this exchange tournament will take place on 9th of September at Quinta da Ria Golf Course in Tavira.
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