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The 29th annual Casa de Campo Sugar golf tournament hosted by “Alfy” Alfonso Fanjul was played earlier this month in Casa de Campo from Wednesday the 9th to Saturday the 12th of April with more than 400 international golfers teeing off around Casa de Campo’s world-famous golf courses.
This year, the prestigious and highly competitive tournament was won Lincoln Rodon and Frank Vilar.
Every year the “Casa de Campo Sugar” tournaments take place in Casa de Campo to raise funds for the Fundación MIR charity, who run 3 schools in La Romana, with more than 1200 students. The annual event consists of the Casa de Campo Sugar Golf Tournament headed by Alfy Fanjul, the MIR Bazaar and ladies luncheon hosted by Lian Fanjul de Azqueta [click here for photos], as well as the Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament headed by J.Pepe Fanjul, taking place all this week until Saturday April 26th. [Click here to read more about the Sugar Shooting Tournament that opened earlier this week on Tuesday April 22nd.]
As is the tradition, the welcome event for the Casa de Campo Sugar golf tournament was hosted by Benetti Yachts with IB Nautica. This elegant cocktail celebration was this year celebrated at the oceanside restaurant of La Casita in the Marina Casa de Campo and was livened up with a seductive tango show. [Click here for photos and to read more about the welcome cocktail hosted by Benetti.]
While, the more than 400 golfers played practice rounds on Wednesday and Thursday the 9th and 10th of April, it wasn’t until the evening of April the 10th at the dinner hosted by Raysa and Alfy Fanjul at Casa Grande that the tournament pairs were decided and the tournament rounds were played on Friday and Saturday the 11th and 12th of April. The lady golfers teed off around the Links and the Dye Fore course, while the gentlemen played on the Teeth of the Dog and the La Romana Country Club golf courses.
Teeing off on hole #1, Teeth of the Dog
At the end of the Casa de Campo Sugar golf tournament, the golfers celebrated with a dinner-dance at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo, when prizes for net and gross divisions were handed out, as well as a “Closest to the pin” prize sponsored by Benetti. Photos of this celebration to be published soon.
Casa de Campo Sugar Golf Tournament Results – 2014
Net Division – men
Champions: Lincoln Rodon & Frank Vilar, 120
Runners-up: Eugenio Martinez & Eduardo Sardina 123
Third Place: Fernando Canto & Gerardo Pascual 123
Gross Division – men
Champions: Lincoln Rodon & Frank Vilar 135
Runners-up: Wesley Pate & Chris Drummond 140
Daily Low Scores – men
1st Day – La Romana C. C. Patti Croze & Marco Martinelli 61
1st Day – Teeth of the Dog Matt Bryan & Nick Coleman 58
2nd Day – La Romana C. C.John Gutierrez & Thomas Atanacio 59
2nd Day – Teeth of the Dog John Cefaly & Tim Connors 61
Closest to the Pin Contest
Sponsored by Benetti Yachts – Hole #7, Teeth of the Dog
Net Division – ladies
Champions: Elisa Murai & Jennifer Villa 118
Runners-up: Mary Ledesma & Jennifer A. Villa 124
Third Place: Pat Magdol & Anne Kruthoffer 125
Fourth Place: Tina Hayward & Mauri Croze 126
Gross Division – ladies
Champions: Elisa Murai & Jennifer Villa 135
Daily Low Scores – ladies
1st Day – Dye Fore Conchita Llach & Margarita Zapata 65
2nd Day – Links Anna Martinelli & Paola Delvecchio 58
The following collection of photos were taken on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 10th, 11th and 12th of April on Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore golf courses in Casa de Campo: .