Golf Course News October 2016

European Tour - Padraig Harrington
Mon, 24th Oct 2016
Portugal Masters - Victoria - Vilamoura - Algarve - Portugal - 20th to 23rd October, 2016.

By one stroke Irishman Padraig Harrington claimed his fifteenth victory on the European Tour in Vilamoura in the Algarve. Second was Englishman and defending champion Andy Sullivan. Third place was taken by Finnish golfer Mikko Korhonen on just the one stroke. further back. With this victory Padraig Harrington moved into 43rd position in the Race to Dubai and became 163rd place in the World Rankings.

Portugal Masters
Mon, 17th Oct 2016
Portugal Masters - Victoria - Vilamoura - Algarve - Portugal 20th to 23rd October, 2016.

This year will be the tenth anniversary of the inception of the Portuguese Masters held regularly on the Victoria Course in Vilamoura. It will be held on the 20th to the 23rd of October, 2016.The leading foreign notable players are Alex Noran, Alvaro Quiros, Andy Sullivan, Andy Sullivan, Matteo Manassero, Padraig Harrington, Robert Karlsson, Thomas Pieters, Thongchai Jaidee and Y.E Yang. The Portuguese entrants are Hugo Santos, Pedro Figueiredo, Pedro Lincart Silva (AM),Tomas Silva (AM),João Carlota, João Ramos and Tiago Cruz.

Santo Antonio
Autumn Golf Festival
Mon, 17th Oct 2016
Santo Antonio Golf - Budens - Algarve.

The Santo Antonio Resort held their annual Autumn Festival in the last week of September into October. The Festival ran for six days and attracted over 600 golfers. Jim Reid won the overall Men's prize with and Anne De Jongh winning the Ladies. The Challenge Cup was won by Duane Wessels and Phil Russell.

Golf Corporate Day
Sat, 8th Oct 2016
The second Golf Day Corporate was organised at the end of September on the Boavista Course. A total of 84 players competed for the prizes of which the winning team was Paulo Martins, Brad Davies, Chris Whitman and Dave Powell.
Benamor Golf Tournament
Thu, 6th Oct 2016
A Benamor Classic Golf Tournament will be held on the 8th of October. It will take the form of a Texas Scramble with a Shotgun start at 08:30 hours. Open to all visitors with handicaps costing € 60.00 for the competition which includes a lunch at the club house.

International Golf News October 2016

2016 Ryder Cup
Mon, 3rd Oct 2016
2016 Ryder Cup - Hazeltime - Chaska - Minnesota - USA - 30th to 2nd October, 2016.

The USA Team won the 2016 Ryder Cup with a outstanding victory of 17 points against Europe's 11 points. This was the heaviest defeat for Europe in over three decades

Golfers in the News October 2016

LPGA - Shanshan Feng
Mon, 31st Oct 2016
Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia - 27th to 29th October, 2016.

With a three stroke lead China's player Shanshan Feng won on the LPGA Tour in China. Suzann Pettersen from Norway was in second place and Amy Yang and Anna Nordqvist tied for third with a further two strokes.

Ladies European Tour - Supamas Sangchan
Mon, 31st Oct 2016
Sanya Ladies Open - Yalong Bay - Sanya - China - 27th to 29th October, 2016.

Thai golfer Supamas Sangchan by one stroke took the title on the Ladies European Tour in China. Swedish player Caroline Hedwall took second place with both Yuting Shi and Amelia Lewis taking third.

European Tour - Hideki Matsuyama
Mon, 31st Oct 2016
WGC-HSBC Champions - Sheshan - Shanghai - China - 27th to 30th October, 2016.

Hideki Matsuyama from Japan won his maiden European Tour in China with a resounding lead of seven strokes. In second place was tied Henrik Stenson from Sweden and Daniel Berger from the USA. Hideki Matsuyama moved to 6th position in the World Rankings.

Senior Tour - Stephan Dodds
Mon, 31st Oct 2016
Senior Italian Open - Udine - Fagagna - Italy - 21st to 23rd October, 2016.

Welsh senior golfer Stephen Dodd gained his maiden win on the Senior Tour in Italy by beating his fellow Welshman Philip Price by one stroke. Sweden's Magnus P. Atlevi and Swizz player Andre Bossert tied for third place. Stephen Dodd moved into 3rd position in the Senior Rankings.

Challenge Tour - Jordan L. Smith
Mon, 31st Oct 2016
Ras Al Khaimah 2016 Challenge - Al Hamra - Al Khaimah - UAR - 26th to 29th October, 2016.

English golfer Jordan L. Smith gained his second win on the Challenge Tour in the UAR by beating Portuguese Jose-Filipe Lima by one stroke. In third place was Johan Edfors from Sweden and a further stroke behind the leaders. With this victory Jordan L. Smith gained first place in the Road to Oman Ranking.

Challenge Tour - Marcus Armitage
Mon, 24th Oct 2016
Fosham Open - Shisshan Town - Nanhai District - China - 20th to 23rd October, 2016.

English golfer Marcus Armitage gained his maiden win on the Challenge Tour in China by one stroke advantage over Alexander Knappe from Germany and Matthieu Pavon from France. Ryan Fox and Max Orrin were one more stroke back. Marcus Armitage moved to 11th place in the Road to Oman.

European Tour - Alex Noren
Mon, 17th Oct 2016
British Masters - The Grove - Chandlers Cross - Hertfordshire - England - 13th to 16th October, 2016.

Swedish golfer wins on the European Tour now is seven with 3 wins this season. He finished with a two stroke advantage over Austrian Bernd Wiesberger followed by Lee Westwood one stroke further back. Alex Noren moved to 26th position in the World Rankings and 4th in the Race to Dubai.

LPGA - Carlota Ciganda
Mon, 17th Oct 2016
Hanna Bank Championship - Inchoen - South Korea - 13th to 16th October, 2016.

Spanish golfer Carlota Ciganda gained her maiden victory on the LPGA Tour in South Korea. This involved as play-off with American Alison Lee with two South Koreans tying for third place, Shanshan Feng and Min-Sun Kim.

Ladies European Tour - Anne van Dam
Mon, 17th Oct 2016
International Ladies Open - Xiamen Orient - Xiamen - China - 13th to 10th October, 2016.

By one stroke Dutch golfer Anne van Dam won the in the Ladies Open in China. China's Yuting Shi was her nearest rival with Thailand's Pannarat Thanapolboonyaris one stroke further back. Anne van Dam took moved into tenth position in the Ladies European Tour Rankings.

Challenge Tour - Alexander Knappe
Mon, 17th Oct 2016
Hainan Open - Sanya Luhuitou - Donghai Bay - Hainan Island - China - 13th to 16th October, 2016.

German golfer Alexander Knappe gained his second win on the Challenge Tour in China. By two strokes he led the field home with Spain's Pep Angles in second place and Scotland's Scot Henry in third place. This win placed Alexander Knappe in third position in the Road to Oman.

European Tour - Brandt Snedeker
Mon, 10th Oct 2016
Fiji International - Natadola Bay - Fiji - 6th to 9th October, 2016.

USA's player Brandt Snedeker gained his first win on the European Tour in Fiji. Finishing with a massive nine strokes advantage he beat Michael Hendry from New Zealand and then four more golfers one stroke further back. Brandt Snedeker moved into 20th position in the World Rankings.

Ladies European Tour - Beth Allen
Mon, 10th Oct 2016
Open de France - Chantaco - France - 6th to 9th October, 2016.

American golfer Bethe Allen with a four stroke lead gained victory over England's Florentyna Parker and Italy's Diana Luna in the French Open in Chantaco in France. With this win Beth Allen moved into 79 position in the World Rankings.

Challenge Tour - Johan Edfors
Mon, 10th Oct 2016
Terri dei Consoli Open - Terri dei Consoli -Monterosi - Italy - 6th to 9th October, 2016.

Swedish golfer Johan Edfors took first place with a three stroke lead over fellow countryman Alexander Bjork and Spain's Jordi Garcia Pinto in the Challenge Tour in Italy. This was Johan Edfors four victory on the Challenge Tour which moved into 33rd place in the Rankings.

Challenge Tour - Sam Walker
Mon, 3rd Oct 2016
Kazakhstan Open - Zhailjau - Almaty - Kazakhstan - 29th to 2nd October, 2016.

English golfer Sam Walker added one victory to his previous total of 4 wins on the Challenge Tour, by beating fellow Englishman Jordan L. Smith by one stroke in Kazakhstan. A further three strokes more was Renier Saxton from the Netherlands. Sam Walker moved to second place in the Challenge Rankings.

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