Loading
to

Algarve Golf News October 2008

Wed, 1st Oct 2008
The English amateur team retained the Portugal Nations Cup, sponsored by the Portuguese Government Tourist Board and played at Vale do Lobo's par-73 Ocean Course. The English golfers were pushed all the way by the young Portuguese team whose star player, Pedro Figueiredo, came down with a bronchial virus a few days before the tournament. Seventeen-year-old Pedro Figueiredo had won the Boys Amateur Championship in the UK in August after an epic final at Little Aston, by defeating Scottish golfer Fraser McKenna at the 39th hole. English player Eddie Pepperell also fell victim to a virus on the eve of the team's departure from the UK, and his substitute Sam Hutsby was forced to make a last minute dash to catch a flight to Faro to join the team. England's winning aggregate score for the 54-hole stroke-play event was 413, with Portugal (419) in second place followed by the Netherlands (422) whose team included the current British Amateur Champion, Reinier Saxton. The very young home team comprised 17-year-olds Jose M. Joia (Vilamoura) and Tiago Rodrigues (Oporto), plus Figueiredo's replacement, Miguel Gaspar (Estoril) who is aged only 16. The best individual score of 14 under par 205 (70-67-68) was carded by Luke Goddard (England), only one stroke ahead of Dutchman Saxton (67-72-67). Joia (Portugal) came in third with 210 strokes in spite of scoring 77 in the final round. Joia (Portugal) came in third with 210 strokes in spite of scoring 77 in the final round.
Wed, 1st Oct 2008
Teams from seven countries took part in the inaugural 'Taca das Nacoes' (Nations Cup), a 3-day tournament organised by Golf Algarve magazine and sponsored by the CS Group, owners of the Salgados, Morgado and Alamos golf courses. The scoring did not match that of the above tournament (perhaps this had something to do with to the special shirts provided for each of the three rounds since the colour was the currently fashionable pink!). However, this did not deter the English team who won with an aggregate score of 475 Stableford points, followed by Portugal (468) and Ireland (447). Each day was played in a different format – four ball better-ball, greensomes and singles - since it was played during the Ryder Cup month.
Wed, 1st Oct 2008
Imminent official openings are for the two courses at Oceanico's Amendoeira Resort, one having been designed by Nick Faldo and the other by Christy O'Connor Jr.

Portugal Golf News October 2008

Wed, 1st Oct 2008
Portugal's Challenge Tour players Tiago Cruz and Ricardo Santos went to Poland in late September for the 72-hole Omega Mission Hills World Cup Qualifier staged at the Sierra Golf Club in Wejherowo. Thirteen countries took part in this qualifying tournament with two rounds played in foursomes and two in four-ball better ball, the format used for the World Cup. With adversaries such as Switzerland, Norway and Belgium in the mix, the Portuguese duo closed with a tally of seven under par 281 strokes and third place behind the winners Finland (267) and runners-up Canada (275). These three countries have therefore qualified for the main event at Mission Hills in China from 27th-30th November. Portugal last played in the World Cup as host country when it was held in Vilamoura in 2005.

Golf Course News October 2008

Quinta do Vale
Wed, 1st Oct 2008
The Quinta do Vale course is being officially opened on 12th October and the designer, Seve Ballesteros the course architect will attend the festivities which include a Pro-Am on the day. Golfers will have the opportunity to play a competition on this course on Saturday the 11th with the main winners gaining invitations to enter the Pro-Am the following day.
Victoria
Wed, 1st Oct 2008
Five of Europe's Ryder Cup Team will be here in the Algarve for the upcoming 'Portugal Masters' - Miguel Angel Jimenez, Robert Karlsson, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood and Oliver Wilson. This prestigious tournament is being played from 16th to 19th October at the Victoria Course, and long-hitting Angel Cabrera, the 2007 US Open winner, nicknamed El Pato (The Duck) and who played the Victoria course in the curtailed 2005 WGC World Cup, will also tee up in the €3,000,000 event.

International Golf News October 2008

Wed, 1st Oct 2008
USA The 2008 Ryder Cup Valhalla - Louisville - Kentucky - USA - 19th to 21st September, 2008 A strong win went to the USA with 16 1/2 points against Europe's 11 1/2 points.
Wed, 1st Oct 2008
A wire-to-wire victory at the inaugural Qingdao Golf Open, the first of his European Challenge Tour career, provided Northern Ireland's Gareth Maybin with the perfect present on his 28th birthday. The win took him to Nº 178, an upward move of 88 places. Colombian golfer Camilo Villegas stormed from five strokes behind in the final round before beating Sergio Garcia in a play-off to win the Tour Championship. Camilo Villegas had eight birdies on his way to a closing four-under-par 66 and Sergio Garcia joined him on seven under par with a 71. As well as securing second place in the FedEx Cup with his second consecutive win Camilo Villegas jumped 10 places to 7th in the World Ranking.

Golfers in the News October 2008

Wed, 1st Oct 2008
Jeff Lucquin - ((France) Omega European Masters Crans-sur-Sierre - Crans Montana - Switzerland - 4th to 7th September, 2008 In his maiden victory on the European Tour Jeff Lucquin from France had a playoff against Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland. Just one stroke back were Christian Cevaer, Julien Clement, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Gary Orr.
Wed, 1st Oct 2008
Robert Karlsson - (Sweden) Mercedes-Benz Championship Golf Club Gut Larchenhof - Cologne - Germany - 11th to 14th September, 2008 Robert Karlsson claimed his first European Tour victory for two years in the Mercedes-Benz Championship at Gut Larchenhof in Cologne, Germany. He closed with 71 for a total of 13 under par and two shot victory over Italy's Francesco Molinari. The six foot five inch Swede had been six clear at one stage but Molinari birdied four holes in a row from the 12th. Robert Karlsson headed to Valhalla for his second Ryder Cup as World Number 17, a rise of 5 places.
Wed, 1st Oct 2008
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano - (Spain) Quinn Insurance British Masters The Belfry - Sutton Coldfield - England - 25th to 28th September, 2008 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano won the Quinn Insurance British Masters at The Belfry after a playoff with Lee Westwood. The Spaniard started the final round three shots behind the defending champion but a brilliant final round 67 took him level with Lee Westwood on 12 under par. The victory took Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano to 91st place in the World Golf Ranking, an improvement of 68 places.

Post a Notice

To post a review, score or a notice on Algarve Golf's page's or to connect with other people who play golf in Portugal, please log in to your account or sign up using Google or Facebook.
Browse…
Browse…

Algarve Golf Newsletters

Reservations
Credit Cards are only debited after we block the tee times at a course. In the event a tee time is no longer available, your credit card will not be debited.
Algarve Golf uses cookies.