After last week’s bad weather conditions with the rain and cold, the sun shone on El Chaparral with milder than usual temperatures for this time of year, setting the scene for a wonderful day to celebrate the “II Open Golf Fuengirola un Sol de Ciudad” Quite apt considering the name of the competition! Nearly ninety players were up early in the morning, ready for the shotgun start to play at this special event at El Chaparral Golf; fast becoming a ‘must-play’ event in the amateur schedule on the Costa del Sol. There was three separate categories: In the first division, local players Gary Walsh, Cristian Gil and Christian Far were the runaway victors. In the second divion, the situation was much the same with ‘local knowledge’ coming to the fore with Rafael Vega scoring a fine 40 points followed by Juan Gomez. Last, but not least, in the third division Jose Antonio Gomez and Jose Vidal de la Peña made it a one-two and joined their fellow members on the winner’s podium.

As usual El Chaparral Golf Club was in optimumconditions, with the greens very fast and true and the course, in general, in super condition.

The local Fuengirola TV station was on hand to record images for posterityís sake and in aim to promote the golf in the area. After the competition, El Chaparral Golf Club all the players were treated to a great 3 course lunch, followed by prize giving and raffle.

The course would like to express its gratitude to Fuengirola Council and Club de Golf La Bandera for their trust and suport.

1st Category
1. Cristian Gil. 37 points
2. Gary Walsh. 34 points
3. Christian Far. 34 points

2nd Category
1. Rafael Vega. 40 points
2. Francisco Gómez. 37 points
3. J.Carlos Ruiz. 37 points

3rd Category
1. Jose. A. Gómez. 31 points
2. J. Vidal de la Peña. 31 points
3. Ramón Martín. 30 points