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Portugal Golf News October 2007

Mon, 1st Oct 2007
Antonio Machado will be representing his country in the 2007 'Special Olympics' in China. He is a Down Syndrome sufferer but has a ardent love for the game of golf. He has been well supported within Portugal with many courses acting as hosts in his training - we wish him every success.
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
The Portuguese Seniors Golf Team gained fifteenth place, in Gothenburg in Sweden, in the 26th 'European Seniors Golf Championship'. Italy took first prize and was followed by Great Britain and Spain.

Golf Course News October 2007

Boavista
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
As planned, the impressive new club house at Boavista Golf Resort was officially opened. Located by the 18th green, it affords beautiful views over the course and the coastline near Lagos. The building boasts extensive locker rooms, a 150 seater restaurant, private function room and a well stocked golf shop. There is also a heated indoor pool, gymnasium, steam room, sauna and spa as well as extensive sunbathing terraces and a children’s outdoor pool. Boavista Resort's Managing Director Phillip Pope said 'The resort now has a focal point with first class facilities all under one roof and has given us the opportunity to offer even more services to our property owners, members and our visitors'.
Pinhal
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
The 'Lexus PGA Portugal Tour' event sponsored by Oceanico Developments was held on the Pinhal Course in Vilamoura. It ended in a resounding win by Vale de Lobo pro, Antonio Sobrinho, with a 13 under par 72-hole and a total of 275, whilst the runner-up Hugo Santos was 12 strokes behind. The top 21 pros in the tournament took part in a Pro-Am on the following day and the team comprising amateurs A. Glen, C. Ball and John Russell with pro Scott Taylor came in first when they carded a net score of 54 strokes.
Vale do Lobo Ocean
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
The inaugural 'Portugal Nations Cup' organised by the Federation of Portuguese Golf was held on the Ocean course in Vale do Lobo. A total of 16 teams defended their respective countries. Both England and Ireland drew for 1st place on the 18th green. However, a count-back gave the edge to England and winning the Cup.
Belas Clube Campo
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
The Belas Golf Course just north of Lisbon, was the scene of the semi-finals of the 'Expresso BPI Golf Cup'. Four teams of four fought out the competitive battle with the two winners, Team Novabase and JM Castelo Branco & P. Ferro & Associados, and the final will take place on the Terceira Course in the Azores.
Aroeira I
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
The Royal British Club Golfing Society members competed for the 27th peter 'Dawson Bowl' on the Aroeia I course just south of Lisbon. The winner this year was Ed Robbins with 36 points. The 'Newstead Cup' which is also competed for on the same day was won by Victor Campos.
Golfe do Estoril
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
The Estoril course was the annual scene for the much sought after 13th 'Chatham Trophy'. This intriguing prize is based on the birthday of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter who led a Dutch fleet up the Medway in England in 1667. They destroyed most of the English fleet including the 'Royal Charles' which was the flagship and the pride of the English fleet. On this occasion the English team led by Carol Mason won and retained their victory over the Dutch team led by Auke Bos.
Porto Santo Golfe
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
The first Pairs Championship was held in Porto Santo off Madeira and was won by Paulo Silva and Ricardo Mendonca.
Montebelo Golfe
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
The Visabeira Turismo Team were the winners in the Beiras regional finals of the 'World Corporate Challenge' which took place on the Montebelo course near to Viseu. The two young Portuguese professionals, Tiago Cruz and Antonio Rosado, both successfully passed the second phase in the 'European Circuit Qualification School'. Unfortunately, 2007 Portuguese National Champion Antonio Sobrinho failed in his third phase in the same School.
Aroeira I
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
The 'Champeonato Nacional de Clubes' was held on the Aroeira I and was won by the Morgadinhos Team placing the Porto Team in second place.

International Golf News October 2007

Mon, 1st Oct 2007
Seve Trophy The Heritage - Kellenard - Ireland - 27th to 30th September, 2007 The Great Britain and Ireland team captained by Nick Faldo whom beat the Continental Team led by Seve Ballesteros. The final score was 16 1/5 to 11 1/2 points.
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
World Number One Tiger Woods won the third of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the Fedex Cup with an outstanding final round of 63, this was 8 under par. The win was Wood's 60th PGA Tour victory. Scotland's Peter Whiteford secured the first European Challenge Tour victory of his career at the Dutch Futures tournament in Holland. The win improved his World Ranking by 319 places as he jumped to World Number 489.

Golfers in the News October 2007

Mon, 1st Oct 2007
Brett Rumford - (Australia) Omega European Masters Crans-sur-Sierre - Crans Montana - Switzerland - 6th to 9th September, 2007 Australian Brett Rumford chipped in on the first extra hole to defeat Phillip Archer from England and take the European Masters title at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland. Brett Rumford and Phillip Archer had finished on 16 under par 268, a stroke ahead of defending champion Bradley Dredge of Wales. Brett Rumford climbed 128 places in the World Golf Ranking to Nº 145.
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
Soren Hansen - (Denmark) Mercedes-Benz Championship Golf Club Gut Larchenhof - Cologne - Germany - 13th to 16th September, 2007 With two European Tours wins behind him Soren Hanson from Denmark sailed to his new victory with a four stroke lead over two rivals, Philip Archer from England and Alastair Forsyth from Scotland. Following this group and just one stroke back were Thomas Bjorn and Bradley Dredge.
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
Lee Westwood - (England) The Quinn Direct British Masters The Belfry - Sutton Coldfield - England - 20th to 23rd September, 2007 Lee Westwood won the Quinn Direct British Masters at the Belfry with a final round of 65 for a 15 under par 273 total securing a five shot triumph from Ian Poulter, who shot 70 for a ten under par 278. Lee Westwood climbed 13 places to 35th in the World Golf Ranking while Ian Poulter moved up 4 places to 27th.

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