After 81 holes in 3 days and a challenging final match against Max Alverio, Melvin Morales wins the 2016 PRGA Match Play Championship!
Championship Match - Melvin Morales 3&2 / Max Alverio
Second Runner-up Match - Ian Aldarondo 2up / Peryk Darmalingon
Congratulations to the 2016 PRGA Four-Ball Championship winners!
1st Place ... Erick Juan Morales/ Max Alverio -3 (69)
2nd Place... Alfred Colon/ Elvin Gonzalez Jr. -1 (71)
Amateur 1st Flight:
1st Place ... Carlos Rosario/ Eggie Anglada +4 (76)
2nd Place ... Jose Crespo/ Alfredo Velez +6 (78)
1st Place ... Felipe Colon/ Olvin Maldonado +1 (73)
2nd Place ... Marcelo Villena/ Luis Lomba +2 (74)
1st Place ... Gustavo Belardo/ Gustavo Rangel E (72)
2nd Place ... Paola Delgado/ Faviola Gonzalez +2 (74).
Palmas Athletic Club becomes the 2016 PRGA Copa Martin Ortiz Champions!
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico: Punta Borinquen Golf Club hosted the 23rd edition of the PRGA Copa Martin Ortiz. The tournament consist of two mixed boys and girls flight (18&U and 14&U). Palmas Athletic Club, claimed the Cup with an overall score of 149. Brothers Christian and Brian Correa led the team with a +2 (74) in the 18&U flight. Guillermo Toledo and Kelvin Hernadez posted a +3 (75) for the individual 14&U Category title. El Conquistador was the runner-up team with a final score of 157. Mitzel Chevres and Diego Irizarry(El Conquistador) won the individual 18&U Category with an overall score of -1 (71).
Dorado, Puerto Rico – The PRGA hosted the 2016 PRGA Copa Interclub at Dorado Beach on the TPC Dorado Beach Sugarcane & Pineapple Courses. Over 12 clubs and associated leagues went to the course looking for the Cup. Palmas Athletic Club claimed the Emilio Casellas Cup with the overall victory by just one stroke over Cangrejos Golf Club.
The tournament was divided into 7 competitive flights. In the Professional flight, Eduardito Figueroa from Palmas Athletic Club won the flight with one stroke victory over Gilberto Barrionuevo (runner-up) with a final score of even par (72). In the A flight, Mitzel Chevres and Raul Rivera won in the first playoff hole against Rafael Baez, Christian Correa from Palmas Athletic Club, Rafael Mendez and Roberto Hernandez from Roosevelt Roads with a final score of 3 under par (69). Mendez and Hernandez won the runner-up by matching of cards.
Fernando Ledesma and Armando Nazario from Dorado shot 1 under par (71) and won the B flight with an open margin of 5 strokes over Carlos Rosario and Danny Hernandez from Bayamón. In the C flight, Roberto Marchan and Vicente Lugo won with an overall score of (76). Rafael Joglar and Fernando Figueroa were the runner-up with a final score of (78). In the D flight Russell Del Toro and José Collazo from Dorado won the flight with an overall score of (78). Raimundo Morin and Shane Anderson won the runner-up by matching of cards. Buck Lam and Rafael Delgado won the E flight by just one stroke over Jose Vega and Fred Estremera (runner-up) with a final score of (88).
In the Ladies flight Rebeka Nido and Ivellise Carrero won the flight with a final score of (83). Tere Ledesma and Marilina Silen were the runner-up with an overall score of (88).
The PRGA thanks every player and every club for their participation. Also special thanks to all the sponsors that made the event possible
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Congratulations to PRGA President, Sidney Wolf for his induction into the Puerto Rican Sports Pavilion of Fame!
Thanks to his leadership, dedication and success in golf, he joined the following 9 inductees as part of the 2016 Class:
Ivan Rodriguez - Baseball
Javier Vazquez - Baseball
Ivan Calderon - Boxing
Elliot Castro - Media
Calvin Pacheco - Basketball Referee
Pilar Vazquez - Volleyball
Carlos Gonzalez - Water Polo
Oscar Rodriguez - Baseball
Toñin Casillas - Basketball
As each sport has their own rules, Golf also has a Rules Book and Decisions on the rules of golf. The R&A and USGA have issued these books to apply worldwide to all golfers. Why is the Rules and Decisions important to the sport? They are important because it provides clear answers to practical problems encountered when playing golf.
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The three highest-ranked male amateurs decimated the competition at Mayakoba Golf Club in Mexico to finish at a combined 38-under for the week, double the score of nearest rival England, who finished runner up by one shot over Austria and Ireland.
With the two best scores for each team counting over the four rounds of competition, sensational performances from all three rising stars contributed to a thunderous win and Australia’s fourth Eisenhower Trophy crown in the tournament’s 58-year history.
Team Puerto Rico gave it all in the course and finished t-44. The PRGA is really proud of the team effort and dedication during this tournament. Up next the USGA State Team Championship next week!
Other Golf News
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SAD DAY FOR GOLF INDUSTRY: Arnold Palmer, whose magnetic personality and bold style of play combined to make him one of golf’s greatest players, the sport’s most revered figure and the most influential athlete of his generation, died Sept. 25 of complications due to a heart condition with his two daughters and wife Kit at his side. He was 87.
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LPGA TOUR: In Gee Chun made history on Sunday en route to claiming her second major championship title in a wire-to-wire victory at The Evian Championship. The LPGA Tour rookie set a new major championship scoring record – male or female – with a four-day total of 21-under par and rounds of 63-65-65-69. She finished four shots clear of compatriots So Yeon Ryu and Sung Hyun Kim who were tied for second at 17-under par.