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FEDOGOLF (the Dominican Golf Federation) having recently announced that the DR Open (Dominican Golf Open Championship) will be played in May 2014 on Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog, Casa de Campo welcomed the news with a press event held on Tuesday the 12th of November.
Taking part in the celebration was Gilles Gagnon, Casa de Campo Director of Golf, alongside other members of the Casa de Campo Golf Department, representatives of the Casa de Campo Hotel such as Daniel Hernandez, manager and Peter Bonell, Chief Marketing Officer, who said “this is the largest golf championship held in the country, which also has a positive impact on the growth of golf in the Dominican Republic. We hope the success of the Dominican Republic Open at Casa de Campo will help develop many great players in a country that has so many great golf courses.”
The fifth annual national championship is to be hosted by Casa de Campo on the resort’s world-renowned Teeth of the Dog golf course, a Pete Dye masterpiece that is currently ranked No. 46 on GOLF Magazine’s list of the World’s Top 100 Courses. The 72-hole, stroke-play tournament will feature 144 players – from close to 20 different countries, including the United States and Latin America – competing for both the individual title and winner’s share of the US$150,000 total purse.
Dominican Republic Golf Open Championship 2014
When: 12th – 18th of May
[Starting Monday May 12th for qualifying round, Tuesday 13th practice round, Wednesday 14th pro-am tournament and Championship play Thursday through Sunday, May 15th-18th.]
Where: Teeth of the Dog, Casa de Campo
Contacts: (908) 876-5100, [email protected]
Everyone in Casa de Campo and especially the Golf department are looking forward to hosting this great event. “We look forward to welcoming the finest golfers from the Dominican Republic and literally, from all over the Americas, and watching them take on the challenge of Teeth of the Dog,” said Gilles Gagnon.
The following collection of photos were taken during the press conference hosted by Casa de Campo.
About the DR Open Golf Tournament
The first DR Open Golf Tournament was celebrated at the Punta Cana golf course, Corales in 2010, closing with Colombian Jesús Amaya as the winner. The second version was celebrated at Casa de Campo with Wolmer Murrillo crowned the champion. The third version was celebrated at the Golf Cana Bay Court at the Hard Rock Hotel. Golfers compete to guarantee their participation in the web.com tour.