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From Wednesday March 28th through to Saturday March 31st, the 27th annual Sugar Golf Tournament was celebrated throughout Casa de Campo, with celebratory dinners and cocktail parties every night complimenting the 4-days of golf played across all of Casa de Campo’s golf courses; the Teeth of the Dog, the Links, the Dye Fore and the La Romana Country Club. And with some serious prize-money up for grabs, the competition on the courses was rather fierce, yet politely friendly of course!
The Sugar Golf Tournament on the La Romana Country Club course
A simple yet glamorous golfing event to raise funds for the Fundación MIR charity founded by Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, the Sugar Golf Tournament is headed by Alfy Fanjul and consists of 2 days of practice rounds (Wednesday and Thursday), followed by 2 days of tournament rounds (Friday and Saturday) with a different evening celebration taking place at various locations throughout the Casa de Campo resort. This year the celebrations included a welcome cocktail hosted by IBI Nautica at the Victory Club in the Marina Casa de Campo (click here for photos), a dinner at the Fanjul family’s Casa de Campo estate, Casa Grande, an Argentine BBQ hosted by Monica and Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster (click here for photos) and ended with a dinner-dance and prize giving celebration at the La Romana Country Club (photos coming soon).
Golfing with Pete Dye on the Teeth of the Dog
On Saturday March 31st, the second day of tournament rounds (and when the competition was really beginning to heat up), the gentlemen golfers were found playing on the La Romana Country Club and Teeth of the Dog golf courses – among them golf course designer Pete Dye himself.
At the end of a great day of golf, the final winners, champions and runners up were decided, and here are all the results:
Champions: Massimo Bompan & Onorato Fiorentini – 120
Runners-up: Jerry Seay & Jeff Marcus – 124
3rd Place: Fernando Canto & Gerardo Pascual – 125
Champions: Doyle McBride & Chris Mitchell – 139
Daily Low Scores
Friday – Teeth of the Dog: Fidel Alonso & Jorge Diaz – 63
Friday – La Romana Country Club: Marco Martinelli & Guido Buratti – 61
Saturday – Teeth of the Dog: Gerry Goldsmith & Morton Cohn – 61
Saturday – La Romana Country Club: Nicolas Russo & Nicolas A. Russo – 58
Champions: Jennifer Ann Villa & Mary Ledesma – 116
Runners-up: Norma Reubel & Andrea Horwich – 121
3rd Place: Christy Powell & Patricia Newsome – 123
Champions: Jennifer E. Villa & Elisa Murai – 137
Runners-up: Sally Crasso & Mauri Croze – 146
Daily Low Score
Friday – Dye Fore: Crista Ryan & Maria Jose Oliva – 61
Saturday – Links: Lee Ann Palomo & Jo Ann Titley – 58
The following photos were taking during the the 27th annual Sugar Golf Tournament in Casa de Campo on Saturday March 31st 2012:
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!