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Algarve Golf News December 2003

Mon, 1st Dec 2003
Vilamoura Golf Courses held their annual summer golf school for juniors where any local or visiting youngster or a beginner under 18 may take part. This school started in 1993 with 10 pupils and this year reached 121 which including some from Spain. It has enjoyed great success thanks to the dedication of the five Vilamoura professionals and several club members. The culmination is a series of competitions over two days in various age categories. Some highlights were: A gross score of 178 (36 holes) by Goncalo Pinto in the under-10’s; 149 by Ricardo M. Gouveia (11-12 year-olds); 148 by Daniel Silva (nephew of former European Tour player of the same name) in the 13-14 year-olds, 1 stroke ahead of two others; 78 Stableford points by Liliana Mendonca in the 17-18 year-olds; and no less than a course record 62 at Laguna by Ricardo Santos on his way to a 132 total winning gross medal score, (and a new handicap of plus 2). Inder van Weerelt a former junior at Vilamoura is turning Pro this month. His parents, Huijbert and Indira, have been devoted to this school and have made many sacrifices to assist in its continuity. Inder who was German Amateur champion in 2001 as well as a winner of the Dutch Amateur shows positive signs to enjoy a long and successful career in the professional ranks. He will attempt to qualify for the PGA European Tour in a few weeks time.
Mon, 1st Dec 2003
The 12th Pestana Golf Resort Tournament week took place from 29th September to 3rd October at the Gramacho and Pinta courses in Carvoeiro. Other main events coming up are Carvoeiro's 'Hotel Almansor Classic' during the last week in October, the Vila Vita Open (for amateurs), as well as the 8th 'Orient-Express Hotels Amateur Golf Challenge' organised by Hotel Quinta do Lago. All of these events are played over several Algarve courses.

Golf Course News December 2003

Boavista
Mon, 1st Dec 2003
As well as staging a charity event to benefit the Algarve Oncology Association the owners of Boavista golf course also helped sponsor a golf tournament that raised an amazing total of 16,500 Euros. This was 65% higher than expected and the monies contributed will go towards buying mobile mammography apparatus for early detection of breast cancer. Two teams in this Dubai Stableford competition ended up tied for 1st place on 94 points, with four-ball comprising of Mark and Greg Ayre, Rikki Hill and Steve Moore taking the top prize after a count-back.
Palmares
Mon, 1st Dec 2003
A special event to look forward to is the 'EuroPro Tour Championship Final' on 24th to the 26th of October at Palmares where spectators can watch at no charge many up-and-coming professionals, including the local favourite Antonio Sobrinho, who has a chance to win the Order of Merit title or at least make the top few who can gain promotion to the Challenge Tour.
Aroeira I
Mon, 1st Dec 2003
St Julians School are holding their 3rd 'Annual Invitational Golf Tournament' on the Aroeira Courses near Lisbon on the 18th of October.

International Golf News December 2003

Mon, 1st Dec 2003
Adam Scott earned his first PGA Tour when he won the inaugural Deutsche Bank US Championship by four strokes from Rocco Mediate. Adam Scott improved 22 positions to No.18 that week became the second highest ranked Australian golfer in the world behind Robert Allenby at No.16. On December 30th 2000, Scott was ranked at No.145 and since then has accumulated 5 International World Ranking wins; The Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa, The Qatar Masters, The Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles and the 2003 Scandinavian Masters in Malmo, Sweden. Rocco Mediate who finished outright second and improved 18 positions to No.20 while Justin Rose achieved his best finish in a PGA Tour event by finishing outright third. Justin Rose improved 8 places to World No.41. Bob Tway became the eighth golfer over the age of 40 to win a 2003 PGA Tour event when he beat Brad Faxon at the third extra play-off hole to win the Bell Canadian Open at the Hamilton Golf Club in Ontario. Bob improved 24 positions on his week’s World Golf Ranking and became No.45 and the 24th highest ranked golfer from the United States of America. On the European Challenge Tour in the BA CA Golf Open presented by Telekom Austria was won by Robert Coles. This was his maiden victory and improved 218 positions to World No.455. Vijay Singh won the John Deere Classic at the TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois and moved up one spot to displace Davis Love III at World No.3. The victory was Vijay Singh's third PGA Tour victory of 2003 and placed him at the top of the US PGA Tour money list with $5,702,507. Phil Mickelson finished T-18 in the Suntory Open and dropped out of the Top-10 to No.11. In the Benmore Developments Northern Ireland Masters, Ulsterman Darren Clarke shot an 11-under par 273 to win and remained at No.13 in the world. Runner-up Ernie Els at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland remains at World No.2 but pushes his World Ranking average closer to the 10.00 mark with 9.92. Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin continued his great season and is now World No.117.

Golfers in the News December 2003

Mon, 1st Dec 2003
Ernie Els - (South Africa) Omega European Masters Crans-sur-Sierre - Crans Montana - Switzerland - 4th to 7th September, 2003 Ernie Els shot a final round 65 for a six-stroke victory in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland. Ernie Els had accumulated at that stage 430.10 World Ranking points in 2003 and more than any other golfer in the world. He narrowed the gap between himself and World No.1 Tiger Woods to 6.77 points. Ernie Els World Ranking victories this year include the Mercedes Championships (54 first place points), The Sony Open in Hawaii (58), The Heineken Classic (30), The Johnnie Walker Classic (44), The Barclays Scottish Open (50) and this week's Omega European Masters (30). Runner-up Michael Campbell continued his good form since returning to the European Tour and became World No.44.
Mon, 1st Dec 2003
Retief Goosen (South Africa) Trophee Lancome Saint-Nom-La-Breteche - Paris - France - 11th to 14th September, 2003 South African golfer Retief Goosen, won the 34th and final Trophee Lancome at the Saint-Nom-La-Breteche Golf Club, Paris, in France. Retief Goosen moved up 2 positions to World No.10 and maintained his position as the second-highest ranked South African on the Official World Golf Ranking after Ernie Els at World No.2. Local favourite Raphael Jacquelin continued his good 2003 season with a tied four finish.
Mon, 1st Dec 2003
K.J. Choi - (South Korean) Linde German Masters Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof - Cologne - Germany - 18th to 21st September, 2003 K J Choi became the first Korean golfer to win on the European Tour when he won the Linde German Masters at the Gut Larchenhof Golf Club in Cologne, Germany. K.J. Choi, who won twice on the US PGA Tour last season, improved 21 positions to become World No.16. Runner-up Miguel Angel Jimenez returns to the World Top 200 at No. 118. Ian Poulter in thrid place meant that he improved 7 places and into the World Top 50 at No.48. Niclas Fasth remained just outside the World Top 50 at No.51 despite finishing tied third in Germany.
Mon, 1st Dec 2003
Lee Westwood - (England) Dunhill Links championship Old Course - St. Andrews - Carnoustie & Kingsbarns - Scotland - 25th to 28th September, 2003 Lee Westwood continued his golfing renaissance when won the Dunhill Links Championship in front of record crowds over the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. The former World No.4 improved his World Ranking position by 50 places to become No.61 and jumped past Nick Faldo to become the fourth highest-ranked Englishman in the world after Paul Casey (No.31), Justin Rose (No.43) and Ian Poulter (No.47). Lee Westwood went three years without individual honours but has now won twice in 5 weeks. He has improved his World Ranking position by 121 places this year, moving to fourth in the Volvo Order of Merit with €1,271,619 and is now top of both the European Ryder Cup Points List and the European World Ryder Cup Points List.

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