Roaring success for Marina Alta golf tournament in first edition

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Roaring success for golf tournament in first edition
PERFECT WEATHER FOR IT: The sun shone across the green all day long Photo credit Benissa Ayuntamiento

THE first edition of the ‘LA MARINA DE IFACH’ golf tournament was held at Club de Golf Ifach last weekend, with over 40 men and women scattered across the green, going for gold.

The idea for the tournament was born as the Benissa, Calpe and Teulada-Moraira councils sought to work together to promote a local activity.

Its name was chosen as all the municipalities are based on the Marina Alta with a view of Calpe’s legendary Penon de Ifach.

The tournament was played in Stableford, whereby points were awarded on each hole according to how the player did against their own handicap.

This scoring system is widespread in competitive social golf and was used on the PGA Tour for The International at Castle Pines which ran for 21 years up until 2006.

Results

Men’s Overall

Milan Dikken

Men’s Category 1

First place – Herrero Mallen

Second place – Steven King

Men’s Category 2

First place – David Wood

Second place – George Larkin

Women’s Overall

Rita Linder

First Place – Sandra Wood

Second Place – Helen Harding

The longest drive was won by Adam Smit for the men’s and Michelle Peset for the women’s.

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