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Algarve Golf News November 2005

Tue, 1st Nov 2005
Coinciding with the 'Algarve World Cup', the 'PGA Seniors Tour's Qualifying School' for the 2006 season is being staged over 36 holes at the Pinheiros Altos and Gramacho courses, on 17th-18th November, with the 72-hole finals taking place from the 21st to the 24th at Vale de Pinta. The 28th TAP (Portuguese Airline) Open for amateurs is once again being held in the Algarve. This competition is located for the first time in the western part of the Algarve and will be played from the 13th to 18th November. After two practice rounds the 72-hole stroke-play marathon starts in earnest with rounds at Morgado and its brand new sister course the Alamos, as well as Gramacho and Salgados courses. After the impending opening of the Alamos Course at the Morgado do Reguengo complex just north of Portimao, the next one in the pipeline is the Jack Nicklaus signature course scheduled for opening in the spring of 2006 at Monte Rei, north of the A22 (Via do Infante) highway near Vila Nova de Cacela in eastern Algarve. The two Oceanico courses planned at their Amendoeira Golf Resort on a 259 Hectare site near Silves are likely to be playable about mid-2007.

Golf Course News November 2005

Quinta de Cima
Tue, 1st Nov 2005
During the second week in October, the Quinta de Cima course near Tavira in Eastern Algarve hosted the 'Algarve Seniors Portuguese Open', the second last tournament of this year's 'PGA European Seniors Tour'. Sam Torrance, seeking to overtake Carl Mason in his bid to win the Order of Merit, had an excellent opportunity on the penultimate green to break out of a 4-way tie for first place with Jerry Bruner, Eddie Polland and Jose Rivero. He unfortunately missed a slick downhill 8-footer putt for birdie. Sam Torrance then had to pull out all the stops on the difficult par-4 final hole after Jerry Bruner hit his second shot onto the putting surface, some 30 feet from the hole, and he followed suit by placing his ball a few feet closer. However, it was the American who sank his left to right putt, and under this added pressure, Sam Torrance missed, leaving him in a tie on 10 under par with Eddie Polland and Jose Rivero. The result left the Scot a mere 245 Euros ahead of Carl Mason in the Order of Merit going into the final Seniors event in Bahrain from 10th to the 12th November.
Laguna
Tue, 1st Nov 2005
The Santa Eulalia Resort staged their 1st 'Golf Tournament' on the Laguna course at Vilamoura. A total of 72 players took part, including a contingent from Vilamoura GC junior golfers including the very promising Ricardo Santos, now playing off a plus 5 handicap. He led the field and won easily the gross prize in his division with 44 points-. Ines Mendonca had the best gross score amongst the junior girls (27 pts.). The top prize-winners for net scores were: Juniors - Frederico Figueiredo (37); Ladies – Lidia Goncalves (32); Men – Joao Moreira )36); Gross – Serafim Pinto (31).
Victoria
Tue, 1st Nov 2005
The November golfing calendar is of course dominated by the anxiously awaited 'Algarve World Cup' at the new Palmer-designed Victoria course in Vilamoura from the 17th to 20th, with 24 nations sending two-player teams to compete for prize money totaling at least US$ 4 million. Luke Donald and David Howell will be trying to retain the John Hopkins trophy England won in Seville last year. Spain's exciting duo, Sergio Garcia and Miguel Angel Jimenez, will be seeking revenge for missing out by a single stroke on home soil on the last occasion. Paul McGinley the newly crowned Volvo Masters champion and Padraig Harrington are expected to make a good showing their country, Ireland. The last countries to be included in this event were qualifiers Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan).

International Golf News November 2005

Tue, 1st Nov 2005
A Vila Sol team comprising Sean Corte-Real, Tiago Cruz and Ricardo Oliveira earned a creditable 3rd place with a gross score of 422 strokes in the 'European Club Trophy' held at the Klassis course in Silivri, Istambul. A total of 23 countries sent their national club champion teams with the Turkish home club winning with 408 strokes. Second place was taken by RCF La Boulie, France, (415). Tiago Cruz came in fourth in the individual classification with a 9-under-par score of 210 for the three rounds.
Tue, 1st Nov 2005
Wes Short Jnr. defeated Jim Furyk at the second hole of a sudden death Play-Off at the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas. He started the year ranked 638 in the World and jumped 296 places this week to Nº 94. Shingo Katayama won the Japan Open Golf Championship played at Hirono Golf Club. His 2 under par total making him the only player to finish under par for that week. The win takes Shingo Katayama back into the World Top 50 in 48th position and a rise of 17 places.

Golfers in the News November 2005

Tue, 1st Nov 2005
John Bickerton - (England) Abama Open de Canarias 2005 Abama - Tenerife - Spain - 6th to 9th October, 2005 John Bickerton secured his maiden European Tour win with a five stroke victory at the Abama Open de Canarias on the Spanish island of Tenerife. John Bickerton moved from World Number Nº 354 to Nº 238.
Tue, 1st Nov 2005
Tiger Woods - (USA) WGC - American Express Championship TPC Harding Park - San Francisco - California - USA - 6th to 9th October, 2005 Tiger Woods defeated John Daly at the second hole of a sudden death playoff at the WGC-American Express Championship at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco. John Daly climbed 14 places to World Nº 23.
Tue, 1st Nov 2005
Raphael Jacquelin - (France) Open de Madrid Club de Campo - Madrid - Spain - 13th to 16th October, 2005 Raphael Jacquelin won the Madrid Open at Club de Campo by three strokes from Paul Lawrie. The Frenchman became Nº 86 in the World Rankings and an advance on the week of 36 places.
Tue, 1st Nov 2005
Jose Maria Olazabal - (Spain) Mallorca Classic Pula - Son Servera - Mallorca - Spain - 20th to 23rd October, 2005 Jose Maria Olazabal won Mallorca Classic at Pula Golf Club by five strokes from his fellow Spanish compatriot Sergio Garcia. Jose Manuel Lara tied second with Paul Broadhurst. Jose Maria Olazabal improved his Ranking by 10 positions and became Nº 28.
Tue, 1st Nov 2005
Paul McGinley - (Ireland) Volvo Masters Valderrama - Sotogrande - Spain - 27th to 30th October, 2005 Paul McGinley finished the 2005 European Tour Season in style with his victory at the Volvo Masters at Valderrama. Bogey free for the last 53 holes the Irishman held off the challenge of World Nº 6, Sergio Garcia, who finished 2 strokes behind in second place. Paul McGinley entered into the World Top 20 with an 8 place move up to Nº 18.

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