Nota de Premsa Costa Daurada Fourball Championship

Puig Giner & Arnaus Antunex Shine Amongst Spanish Dominance at Fourball Championship

Xavier Puig Giner & Adria Arnaus Antunex produced a wire-to-wire finish in the 2018 Fourball Championship Presented By Costa Daurada at Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community in Spain, beating over 200 PGA Professionals to win the Championship with an outstanding -28 total (186).

“It’s a great pleasure to win, and we’re very happy as it’s the first tournament of the season,” said Puig Giner after his pair’s closing 62.  “Playing with Adria was very nice and it was great to learn next to each other and do good things.”

A 63 in the first round and 61 in the second round had given the pair a three shot lead into the final day, and with so many pairs on their tail they knew that aggressive play was required.

“I had an idea what could be the winning score because we were rooming with two past champions,” added Arnaus Antunex.  “So we kept a total in front of us and tried to make as many birdies as we could.”

An eagle and three birdies on the outward nine followed by four birdies on the way in lead to a nine-under par 62 and their -28 total.

Four shots back on -24 (190) in second place were Carlos del Moral Barilari & Jordi Garcia del Moral (PGA of Spain) whose second 63 of the Championship was not quite enough to catch the lead of the eventual winners.

“We played good golf this week to finish second,” said Garcia del Moral.  “It was a bit of pity because we played well, but Adria and Xavi played awesome so we are pretty happy.”

Third place fell to another PGA of Spain pair, Liam Murray & Jordan Gibb.  This pair had started their Championship with a strong 65 on the Lakes Course but were not able to make up the ground required, despite a closing 64 on the Lakes Course.

“The Fourball is a fun event to start the year with,” said Murray.  “It’s nice to know you have a partner who lets you wing it a little bit – you’re not sure exactly where it’s going to go because we haven’t played as much, so you can see how you deal with some pressure and how different areas of your game are holding up.”

“Lumine has good players golf courses,” added Gibb.  “If you hit the ball well then it’s fair and that’s what you want in a course – to reward good shots.”

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With thanks to LUMINE Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club (www.lumine.com), Costa Daurada (www.costadaurada.info), Cambrils (http://www.Cambrils-Tourism.com), La Pineda Platja (www.lapinedaplatja.info), Salou (www.visitsalou.eu), and Tryp Port Cambrils (http://eur.pe/2hAHhxs).

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IMAGE CAPTION: 2018 PGAs of Europe Fourball Championship Winners, Xavier Puig Giner & Adria Arnaus Antunex (PGA of Spain)

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Notes to Editors:

An Association of 35 National PGAs (32 European and 3 international) with a collective membership in excess of 21,000 golf professionals, the PGAs of Europe is committed to the advancement of golf, golfers and the golf profession across Europe.

The Association is also a partner in Ryder Cup Europe as the sole member of the Ryder Cup European Development Trust, and is widely acknowledged as a lead body in the delivery of golf development expertise on a global basis through its collaboration with The R&A in its “Working for Golf” programme. [www.pgae.com]

LUMINE Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club

Located on 170 acres, Lumine Golf Club’s two 18-hole courses, the Greg Norman designed Lakes Course, and the white-pine-lined Hills Course, will host the championship once again.  Winding its way around the picturesque Sèquia Major wetlands, the Lakes course bears all the hallmarks of the Great White Shark and is undoubtedly the most testing of the resorts three courses. A links-style championship layout, it features several water hazards and tests all aspects of the game. Located within 170 acres, LUMINE Golf Club also includes the more traditional Hills Course, a second 18-hole championship course that runs through pine and olive trees with spectacular views of the nearby coastline. [www.lumine.com]

Costa Daurada

The Costa Daurada boasts to have all the ingredients to ensure that the region is an ideal destination to play these sports. We have 5 golf courses and 7 Pitch and Putt courses, a pleasant climate throughout the year, easy access via road, numerous reputable hotels and restaurants. Moreover, the region is rich in historical heritage sites, beautiful landscapes and popular local products. [www.costadaurada.info]