Emilio Cuartero, Captures 1st Professional Win at Costa Daurada International Pro-Am

PGA of Spain Professional, Emilio Cuartero, took the winner’s honours at the 2018 Costa Daurada International Pro-Am with a closing level par 71 at Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community in Spain.

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IMAGE CAPTION: 2018 Costa Daurada International Pro-Am Individual Professional Winner, Emilio Cuartero (PGA of Spain)

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“It’s my fourth year as a Professional but the first time I have won anything…so winning here means a lot as this is where I live and where I practice,” said Cuartero.

“It’s home to me and I know so many people here.  I didn’t play overly well and had some damage control holes but I made a lot of birdies over the three days in tough conditions.  Having the Pro-Am here at Lumine feels good – to be able to play such a good course and have an amazing week is great.”

Cuartero’s consistent play across the week allowed him to stay ahead of the field by two shots in Round 02 and 03 with a consecutive level pars.  Round 03 consisted of three birdies and three bogeys resulting in an overall total of two-over for the event (216).

Tied second position went to a trio of PGA of Sweden Professionals – Jesper Kennegard, Bjorn Pettersson and Joakim RaskKennegard had taken a strong lead in Round 01 but a tough second 18 holes brought him back into the pack. A one-over par 72 gave him his four-over, 218 total.

Pettersson was able to go one better, with a closing level par 71, his lowest round of the week, whilst Rask carded the lowest round of the day with a two-under par 69 for his share.

The Team Pro-Am event was won by the PGA of France’s Augustin Dragon and his amateurs, Patrick Ghezali, Sammy Medioni and Ahcene Nouisiri, with a total of 253 points (-37) after a tournament-best 86 points (-14).

Cuartero and his team of Javier Aymat Satue, Luis Angel Perez Gonzalez and Oscar Toribio Garcia, leapfrogged from their starting position of third into second place overall with a closing 84 points (-12) for a total of 241 points (-25), with PGA of France Professional, Eric Colletta and amateurs, Simon Cohen, Pierre Fedrigo, and Michael Paoli, just three points behind in third place on 238 points (-22).

For Full Final Scores Visit http://eur.pe/2018CostaDaurada

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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).

 

Notes to Editors:

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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]