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Algarve Golf News January 2004

Thu, 1st Jan 2004
Many senior professionals and a handful of amateurs assembled at Palmares and the Penina courses in an attempt to pass the 36-hole pre-qualifying hurdle prior to taking part in the 72-hole 'PGA European Seniors Final Q-School' which was played over the Vale de Pinta course near Carvoeiro. Amongst the hopefuls was the former Formula I champion and aspiring pro-golfer Nigel Mansell. Unfortunately he slipped up at the finish line with bogeys on each of his last two holes and leaving him just one stroke off the cut at 153 strokes. Brian Evans of Pinheiros Altos qualified for the Final where only the first eight players secured full cards to play on the 2004 Seniors Tour - the next eight receive conditional cards. Brian unfortunately was placed in 27th place. It was an exciting finish for the leaders as Scotsman Craig Maltman tied for 1st place with Bruce Heuchan from Canada and John Mashego of South Africa. In the sudden death playoff Mashego bogeyed the first hole and the two others were to play another 4 holes before Heuchan scored a birdie to beat Maltman for the top spot. There was a 5-way playoff for 16th place for the last conditional card that was won by Frenchman, Philippe Dugeny.
Thu, 1st Jan 2004
Last month we mentioned our Algarve pro Antonio Sobrinho. Although failing to make the top few to be promoted from the PGA Europro Tour to the Challenge Tour he did however qualify for the last stage of the main European Tour Q-School, played over 6 rounds. Antonio failed to reach his potential and unfortunately missed the 72-hole cut.

Golf Course News January 2004

Old Course
Thu, 1st Jan 2004
Almost 100 golfers took part in the 8th annual 'Amateur Open Tournament' organized by the Vila Vita Resort. After practice rounds played at various courses, including the new Morgado de Reguengo near Portimao, the 36-hole revnt took place on The Old Course at Vilamoura. At the pre-tournament cocktail party six names were drawn amongst the contestants for the privilege of playing nine of the 1st round holes with German pro and 4-tournament winner Tina Fischer. Another nine players were then selected to play with Vila Vita's touring pro Daniel Silva, a one-time winner of the 'Jersey Open' on the PGA European Tour. In the mens division, the well-known German actor Michael Lesch was the big winner with an aggregate of 61 Stableford points. It was an emotional win for him since he is a cancer survivor having gone through lengthy chemo-therapy and other treatment. Magdalena Lassl triumphed in the ladies’ division with 66 points, and joined Lesch in taking their respective gross prize.

International Golf News January 2004

Thu, 1st Jan 2004
The Seve Trophy Parador de El Saler - Valencia - Spain -6th to 9th November, 2003 Colin Montgomerie led a victorious Great Britain and Ireland Team to beat Continental Europe by 15 points to 13.
Thu, 1st Jan 2004
WGC - The World Cup Kiawah Island - South Carolina - USA - 13th to 16th November, 2003 Twenty-four countries participated each sending a team of two players. The South African team represented by Rory Sabbatini and Trevor Immelman were the winners. This team won by four strokes stroke over the English team of Paul Casey and Justin Rose.
Thu, 1st Jan 2004
In the final official event of the 2003 PGA Tour season, Chad Campbell moved to World No.14 as he won the Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola at The Champions Club in Houston, Texas. Chad Campbell has moved up 151 places in the World Golf Ranking since the beginning of the year. Chad Campbell's victory marked the first time a player has made the Tour Championship the first win of his career and the 29-year-old moved to seventh in the final PGA Tour Money List with $3,912,064. World No.2, Vijay Singh, headed the final Money List for the first time with $7,573,907 some $900,000 ahead on World No.1 Tiger Woods. In the Hero Honda Masters on the Asian PGA Tour, Arjun Atwal moved up to World No. 218 with his win at the Delhi Golf Club in India. Arjun Atwal become on the Asian Tour the first player to cross the million-dollar mark in career earnings. On the Japan Golf Tour golfer Thomas Bjorn won the Dunlop Phoenix event at the Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Thomas Bjorn improved 10 spots to World No.22 whilst Englishman Lee Westwood finished equal-third and improved of 5 places to World No.61. This year's prize fund of 200 million Yen is the highest ever offered on the Japan Golf Tour.

Golfers in the News January 2004

Thu, 1st Jan 2004
Padraig Harrington - (Ireland) Omega Hong Kong Open Hong Kong - Fanling - Hong Kong - 4th to 7th December, 2003 Irish golfer Padraig Harrington took the win at the Hong Kong Open on the European Tour when he defeated South African Otto Hennie by just one stroke. Three strokes further back was the group consisting of Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Chris Gane and Freddie Jacobson.
Thu, 1st Jan 2004
Tiger Woods - (USA) WGC - American Express Championship Capital City - Atlanta - USA - 2nd to 5th October, 2003 World Number One Tiger Woods finished on 6 under par to win the American Express Championship in Woodstock, Georgia. The victory was Tiger Woods 52nd worldwide and his seventh in 13 World Golf Championship starts since the series began in 1999, The $1,050,000 he earned that week meant he topped the US PGA Tour money list. Despite six International victories in 2003, Ernie Els was still 7.18 points behind Tiger Woods at the summit of the World Golf Ranking. Stuart Appleby, Tim Herron and Vijay Singh were all runners-up that week. Stuart Appleby improved 17 positions to No.20, Tim Herron moved up 23 spots and moved into the Top 50 at No.43. Vijay Singh remained in No.3 position but was only 0.62 points behind Ernie Els at No.2.
Thu, 1st Jan 2004
Maarten Lafeber - (Holland) Dutch Open Hilversumsche - Hilversum - The Netherlands - 9th to 12th October, 2003 In the European Tour this week, Maarten Lafeber delighted the home crowds as he became the first home winner of the Dutch Open for 56 years with a one-stroke victory over Denmark's Soren Hansen and Mathias Gronberg of Sweden. Maarten Lafeber improved by 65 places to rank No.108 and is now the 28th highest-ranked European in the world and remains the top-ranked Dutch player.
Thu, 1st Jan 2004
Miguel Angel Jimenez - (Spain) Turespana Mallorca Classic Pula - Son Servera - Mallorca - Spain - 16th to 19th October, 2003 In the Turespana Mallorca Classic, Miguel Angel Jimenez secured a home victory beating compatriot Jose Maria Olazabal by one shot. As a consequence of this victory, Miguel improved 27 places and returned to Top 100 at No.98. He remained the fourth-highest ranked Spaniard on the World Ranking after Sergio Garcia (28), Ignacio Garrido (80) and Jose Maria Olazabal (92).
Thu, 1st Jan 2004
Ernie Els - (South Africa) HSBC World Match Play Championship Wentworth - Virginia Water - Surrey - England - 16th to 19th October, 2003 South African golfer Ernie Els won the World Match Play Championship on the Wentworth Course at Virginia Water on the European Tour. Second place was taken by Danish player Thomas Bjorn and third place was a tie between Ben Curtis from the USA and Vijay Singh from Fiji.
Thu, 1st Jan 2004
Ricardo Gonzalez - (Argentina) Telefonica Open de Madrid Club de Campo - Madrid - Spain - 23rd to 26th October, 2003 Argentinian golfer Ricardo Gonzalez held off a pack of four players only one stroke behind to win the Open de Madrid on the European Tour. These were Paul Casey, Padraig Harrington, Nick O'Hern and Marten Olander.
Thu, 1st Jan 2004
Freddie Jacobson - (Sweden) Volvo Masters Andalucia Valderrama - Sotogrande - Spain - 30th to 2nd of November, 2003 Swedish golfer Freddie Jacobson was involved in a playoff with Carlos Rodiles from Spain in order to win the Volvo Masters on the European Tour at Valderrama in Spain. Englishman Brian Davis was their nearest rival with three strokes further back.

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