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From the 29th of March to the 1st of April 2017 the Casa de Campo resort welcomed more than 100 special guest golfers from across the world, who joined Alfy Fanjul to compete in the 32nd annual Sugar Golf Tournament, this year won by Piero Giacosa and Alberto Rusconi.
Every year, the “Casa de Campo Sugar Tournaments” take place in Casa de Campo to raise funds for the Fundación MIR charity, who run three schools in La Romana with more than 1,500 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, as well as the Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament headed by J.Pepe Fanjul, scheduled to take place from the 24th to the 30th of April.
Guests started arriving at the resort on Wednesday, March 29th and headed directly out to the green for some practice rounds, but since everything is not all work and no play, they spent a wonderful evening in the Marina enjoying the cool ocean breeze, cocktails, and time with friends during the welcome event hosted by Benetti Yachts. This 32nd edition continued with practice rounds on Thursday and tournament rounds on Friday and Saturday. Ladies teed off around the Dye Fore (Lakes/ Marina) as well as the Links, while gentlemen golfers played on the Teeth of the Dog and the La Romana Country Club. As in previous years, students from the Hogar del Niño and Fundación MIR served as volunteers during the golf tournament and were seen in throughout areas of the golf courses.
At the end of the Casa de Campo Sugar golf tournament, players celebrated with a dinner-dance party at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo, wherein prizes for net and gross divisions were handed out to the winners. This year, golfers was determined to give their best, and proof of that was in the second day daily lows — three teams tied, and in the fourth place of the net divisions, there was also a tie! Photos of the awards celebration can be found here.
The following gallery of photos was taken by Mariana Heredia on Saturday, April 1st on La Romana Country Club golf course in Casa de Campo:
Sugar Tournament 2017 Results
The Fundación MIR
The Fundación MIR is a non-profit organization which works to provide education to the children of the greater La Romana area, who are most in need. They run 3 schools; the MIR Esperanza (boys vocational school), the Escuela Tecnica Vocacional Fundación MIR (girls vocational school) and the Primaria MIR (infants school).
For more information on the Fundación MIR and to make a donation, visit their website: www.mirinternational.org
To make a donation contact the MIR office in Casa de Campo (809-523-8270) or in West Palm Beach (561-366-5095). Donations are tax deductible for US Citizens!