The Barcelona Golf Academy expedition, with a dozen players from the Club de Golf Barcelona to play the fifth Mediterranean Golf Championship, was a great success. The championship, held in three rounds on May 20th, 21st and 22nd at Torremirona Golf, in Girona, had the added bonus of scoring for the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), and also for the Grand Prix of the Federació Catalana de Golf in the Under-18 and Absolute categories.
It was very hot throughout the three days, with a strong wind on the first day which made the game more demanding for the players. They were playing on a course in good condition but configured to a high level, with fast greens and the pins in complicated positions.
The best of the championship, in the men’s category, was one of the stars of our academy, Alejandro de Castro. His play was very consistent, achieving three rounds of 73, 70 and 74, by 10 birdies, 35 pairs, 8 bogeys and a triple bogey, adding a total of 217 shots (+1). Congratulations to Alex who continues to score points and move up the WAGR.
Erik Shukhart, 6th classified, also entered the Top-10, and recovered his best game over the weekend with rounds of 82, 71 and 72, for a total of 225 shots (+9). Other good results were achieved by Maxim Danilin, 13th with 238 (+22); Bruno Martí, 19th with 244 (+28); Amaury Ledain, 22nd with 247 (+31); Jan Farré, 23rd with 248 (+32); and Vladimir Egorov, 29th, with 313 (+97).
In the women’s category we also had a very good representation, with Nina Rissi finishing in tied 2nd position, with good laps of 74, 74 and 75 and 223 shots (+7); Laia Llorens ranked 7th with 43 (+27); and Valeria Biarge in 9th position with 246 (+30).
Well done my friends!