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Marcel Olivares, great Punta Blanca Golf Invitational champion

BAVARIAN. Marcel Olivares won top honors in the XV edition of the Punta Blanca Golf Club Invitational Tournament that was held this weekend, and


BAVARIAN. Marcel Olivares won top honors in the XV edition of the Punta Blanca Club Invitational Tournament that was held this weekend, and which had a special dedication to the agricultural engineer Luis Manuel Alcántara.

Olivares was the winner of the best Gross Overall score of the event (154 strokes), after two impeccable rounds of golf designed by Nick Price. Franklin Sánchez occupied the first net position in category A with 140, followed by Enrique Rodríguez with 142, while Rodrigo Santana settled for third place with a score of 149.

In group B, Víctor Báez got the best gross score with 168, while Jorge Kuret, with 145, won first place, followed by Saulo Mota (151), after a card tiebreaker with Emirrig Marín, who ranked third in the tournament that was played under the Medal Play (Stroke Play) modality.

In C, Cesar Vicioso won the best Gross (180), and Ángel Luis Peguero (1st), Iñaqui Martinez (2nd), and Saul Mota came third in net scores. In the Senior A category, Luis Matos obtained the Gross (154), and Conrado Sóliman with 148 took first place, followed by Hea Chin with 152. For the senior B, José Espaillat won the Gross (186), and Rafael Frómeta won with a score of 161, leaving the second to Juan Bodré by card tiebreaker. In the female branch, Binky Hurtado was the most dominant player with a score of 151, followed by Annie Gagnon with 162. Third place went to Debra Luna with 167.

Special prizes: In the first round, the most accurate drive in the men’s category went to Rodolfo Cheviol and Celia Rosado won it for the women. On Sunday Rodrigo Santana and Celia Rosado won the longest drive. The flag approaches were won by Jorge Chabán and Annie Gagnon (Saturday), and Hea Chin and Binky Hurtado (Sunday)
The fair was supported by TGT, Disbalca, Majestic Resorts, CEPM, ACE, Espaillat Motors, Club Car, Suplipucansa, Tonka Entertainment, Eléctricos and Terminaciones – Grupo Bticino, APH Concrete Delivery, Ron Brugal, Bar – Kitchen – Terraza, Agua Saona, Hielo Ávila, Punta Cana Group, Dreams Flora Resort & Spa, Bahia Principe Hotels, MargaritaVille, Atlantic Tires, Kukua Restaurant, GRC Agroindustrial, The Mag, Dominican Golfers, and Golf Fever Media.

The event had a packed program with a practice round on Friday, a great welcome cocktail, two rounds of golf and various social activities.