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Golf Course News July 2004

Alto Golf
Thu, 1st Jul 2004
Local knowledge prevailed at the 'Norman Collisson Foundation Cup' on 5th June at Alto Golf, with the home club teams coming in first and third on 120.6 and 123.6 strokes net respectively. The Texas Scramble event is played by teams of 8 players divided into two groups of four, with exactly one-eights of the combined handicap of each group being deducted from its own score. The Palmares team was placed second with 122.1.
Penina Championship
Thu, 1st Jul 2004
The second tournament of the 'Golfe & Comunicacao 2004' circuit was sponsored by Le Meridien Penina and played on their Championship course. Now in its 14th year, the circuit organised by Sr. Mario Carvalhosa comprises of nine 36-hole aggregate Stableford tournaments throughout continental Portugal played during the year. Early in the New Year all the winners qualify to play in the final, usually played in another country. The winners at the Penina were: 1st gross – Miguel Abreu (60 points); 1st net (men) under 12 hcap - Mario Dias (81); 1st net (men) 13-24 hcap – Jose Monteiro (75); 1st net (ladies) – Ulla Bischoff (75), and 1st net (seniors) – Henrique Mota (68).
Gramacho
Thu, 1st Jul 2004
In mid-June, golfers at 20 courses in 11 countries and 5 continents around the globe played in the 'Christel House Charity Open', all on the same day – starting in India and ending in Hawaii. Christel House is a charity organisation run by that focuses on improving the lives of impoverished and under-privileged children worldwide. The winning 4-player team from each country goes forward to play in a world championship held at the famous Westin Mission Hills Resort near Palm Springs, California and hosted by Gary Player. In Portugal, the tournament was held at the Gramacho course near Carvoeiro.
Victoria
Thu, 1st Jul 2004
The new Arnold Palmer-designed Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura was prematurely opened especially to host the 5th annual 'President of the Republic Cup' on the 19th June. This invitational team 4-player event welcomes participants from all over Europe and the rest of Portugal to take part in the 18-hole competition played this year by 204 golfers which also including the Portuguese President. The winning team was captained by Stefano Saviotti and included Luis Black, Frederick Phyler and Nicolas Lamotte. The special prize for lady players went to Anneli Anderson, a member of the highest scoring team with a female golfer.

International Golf News July 2004

Thu, 1st Jul 2004
Ernie Els won the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, with two sensational 66s for a four stroke victory over Fred Couples. Ernie Els overtook Vijay Singh to claim second spot in the World Golf Ranking and is 2.28 average points behind Nº 1 Tiger Woods who finished in third place. On the European Challenge Tour Michael Morris won the Nykredit Danish Open picking up his first World Ranking Points and moved to 541st in the Ranking. Sergio Garcia won the Buick Classic at Westchester Country Club after a playoff with Padraig Harrington and Rory Sabbatini. Garcia climbed seven places to Nº 10. Padraig Harrington moved up one to Nº 7 and Rory Sabbatini became No 43rd. Frenchman Philippe Lima secured his maiden professional victory at the Segura Viudas Challenge de Espana after a sudden death-play-off with Italy's Alessandro Napoleoni at the Torremirona Golf Club. With this win Philippe Lima became Nº 542nd. Adam Scott won the Booz Allen Classic by four strokes from Charles Howell III. Scott, the 2004 Players Champion and moved to Nº 13, while Charles Howell III became Nº 32.

Golfers in the News July 2004

Thu, 1st Jul 2004
Simon Khan - (England) The Celtic Manor Wales Open The Celtic Manor - City of Newport - Wales - 3rd to 6th June, 2004 Simon Kahn beat fellow Englishman Paul Casey in a playoff for the Celtic Manor Wales Open. Simon Kahn broke the Course Record with an 11-under-par 61 in round 2, jumped 114 places to Nº 141. Paul Casey advanced by three places Nº 27.
Thu, 1st Jul 2004
Miles Tunnicliff - (Scotland) Diageo Championship at Gleneagles The Gleneagles - Perthshire - Scotland - 10th to 13th June, 2004 Englishman Miles Tunnicliff picked up his second European Tour victory in two years with a convincing win of five strokes advantage in the Diageo Championship at Gleneagles. He jumped 110 positions to the Nº 151. His nearest competitor was Graeme McDowell from Northern Ireland.
Thu, 1st Jul 2004
Retief Goosen - (South Africa) U.S. Open Championship Shinnecock Hills - Southampton - New York - USA - 17th to 20th June, 2004 Retief Goosen won the 104th US Open Championship after a tense battle with the reigning Masters Champion Phil Mickelson in difficult conditions at Shinnecock Hills. Retief Goosen's second US Open triumph in 4 years moved him up 2 places to Nº 7 whilst Phil Mickelson climbed to Nº 4 in the World Ranking.
Thu, 1st Jul 2004
Jose-Filipe Lima - (France) Aa St Omer Open Aa St Omer - St Omer - France - 17th to 20th June, 2004 Jose-Filipe Lima of France won for a second successive week as he captured the Aa St Omer Open, a European Tour and Challenge Tour dual ranking tournament, with a sensational final round 66. Jose-Filipe Lima moved to Nº 252 in the World Ranking.
Thu, 1st Jul 2004
Jean-Francois Remesy - (France) Open de France Le Golf National - Paris - France - 24th to 27th June, 2004 Jean Francois Remesy of France won the Open de France in great style with a seven shot victory over Australian left-handers Nick O'Hern and Richard Green. Jean-Francois Remesy broke into the World Top 100 with a move of 62 places to Nº 99 in the World Ranking.

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