The 1st Pepe Gancedo Trophy was played at Santo Antonio golf course to celebrate its 30th anniversary and was hailed as a great success.
The Parque da Floresta golf course opened in 1987 was designed by Pepe Gancedo (1938-2016). One of Spain´s most famous golf course architects, his design philosophy was to make courses enjoyable, traditional, challenging and memorable, with minimal alteration to the existing terrain.
The competition was a Singles Stableford format with the trophy being awarded to the best Nett Stableford score. There were also prizes for best Gross scores, nearest the pin and longest drive.
At the end of the competition around 100 people attended the Prize Giving Buffet with a delicious menu, professional service and live entertainment by Lexie Marcela.
Michael Brown, the first Golf Director of Parque da Floresta, attended the meal and the Prize Giving. He then spoke fondly of Pepe and reminisced about the inception and construction of the course to the delight of all present.
The event was sponsored by Sol Capital Currency and hosted by World Golf Awards Ambassador Ela Clark. Also present was the Portugal PGA President, José Correia.
The Trophy was won by Francisco Borges with a Nett score of 38 points. It is very fitting that Francisco won because he knew Pepe and was one of the first workers on the golf course. The best Stableford Gross was won by Steve Juster.
Other winners on the day were:
Nearest the pin
3rd - Duane Wessels
5th - Jack Brown
7th - Steve Summers
11th - Barry Gordon
15th - Steve Leech
Longest drive 18th
Ladies - Yarida Kabingpong
Men - Cristiano Marcela
Best Pro Score
1st place - Ethan Shaw
Golf Santo Antonio is looking forward to and preparing for their next major event, the Autumn Festival which will take place between 22nd and 27th September.
For further details of this popular and enjoyable event, please contact: