A large share of golfers were present at El Chaparral’s 9thanniversary.
More than a hundred players gathered for the main tournament of El Chaparral’s competition calendar. The golf club celebrated its 9th anniversary and one of its most successful seasons. This success was due to the club’s utter vocation and devotion to sports and the effective management and direction by Miguel Lizana and Domingo Gavira. All of this has allowed El Chaparral to become a high-quality club that is appreciated by anyone who visits and enjoys its facilities.
Despite the dominant wind that cooled the heatwave that was hitting the Costa del Sol, the competition went smooth. In addition, golfers could recover at the 10th hole pool bar with snacks and beer.
The tournament had a punctual shotgun start and was played in the Stableford format. It was made up of three categories, two gentlemen categories and a ladies’ category, and scratch golfer category. The long list of prizes for both categories included the classic longest drive, closest ball, and the new and amusing trophy to the player with the lowest points.
In the first category, Jose Lazaro Lopez from Jaen rose to first place with 36 points, followed with only one-point difference by Emilio Gallardo and two-point difference by the regulars Garry Orr and Jose Gabriel Lopez.
As for the second category, Pedro Gonzalez Lasuen gave no option to any of his opponents; he completed his score card with an outstanding 43 points, 9 points ahead of the second player and 13 ahead of the third. Quite a show!
The “scratch” category was just as tight as the first. Differences were minimal among the players; Daniel Barbero with 26 points was the leading scorer, followed by Emilio Gallardo and Fernando Rubio, both with 25. Cristina Lopez and Garry Orr tied for the fourth spot with 23 points.
As for the female scores, the clear winner was Esperanza Hirscheld, which just like in the men’s category, did not give the slightest chance to her opponents, totaling a score of 48 points! The second ranked, Margarita Sañudo, followed with 37 points and Cristina Lopez with 36.
To finish off the prize ceremony, Juan Carlos Carreira Mancera was awarded the amusing trophy called “Farolillo Rojo” (Red Lantern) for the golfer with the fewest points in the competition. In this case Carreira got it with 6 points.
After the tournament, and during the food-serving at the club house, management proceeded to the awards ceremony and the usual raffle.
1.- José L. López Carrillo 36 puntos
2.- Emilio Gallardo 35
3.- Garry Orr 33
+.- José G. López Melilla 33
5.- Daniel Barbero 32
1.- Pedro González Lasuén 43 puntos
2.- Rafael Quesada 32
+.- Salvador Pérez 32
4.- Armando García 30
1.- Cristina Hirscheld 48 puntos
2.- Margarita Sañudo 37
3.- Cristina López 36
4.- María J. Bielsa 34
5.- Liz Britton 31
Hoyo 2.- Liz Britton
Hoyo 4.- Antonio Gil Gil
Hoyo 10.- José Díaz García
Hoyo 14.- José Díaz García
Hoyo 16.- Garry Orr
Hoyo 18.- Margarita Sañudo
Longest Drive (Gentlemen)
Hoyo 13.- Dani Barbero
Longest Drive (Ladies)
Hoyo 7.- Cristina López
Trophy “Farolillo Rojo”
Juan Carlos Carreira Mancera 6 puntos