More than 200 players from 14 countries gathered at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas to become part of the history and tradition of a unique championship on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. It was a true spectacle that was lived in La Romana, Dominican Republic, since Wednesday when the 41st edition of the Casa de Campo Open opened the curtain with the practice round in a unique setting that grants the three Pete Dye gems: Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, and The Links.
“The Casa de Campo Open is an event that is improving year after year. Last year’s 40th edition was amazing and we thought it was hard to improve because it was a special anniversary occasion. But we were pleasantly surprised because this week there were more than 200 players, a record for the event. Once again the level of golf was very good and each of the participants enjoyed our three courses to the fullest. They were 4 unforgettable days and obviously we are already working for next year”, said Manuel Relancio, Head Pro of Casa de Campo Resort & Villas.
Erick Morales (Puerto Rico – Men’s Gross) with 109 points; Luis Alonso (Puerto Rico Men’s Net) with 112 points; Maru Larrazábal (United States – Ladies Gross) with 97 points and Francis Conn (Curaçao – Ladies Net) with 111 points; They were the winners of the main categories. In addition, Puerto Rico was the champion of the Countries Cup with 334 points.
The format of the Casa de Campo Open is particular as the tournament is played under the Modified Stableford modality, with 54 holes, and each player plays one round on each course: Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, and The Links. The prizes are awarded to the net and gross winners of all divisions, plus the whole of the Senior, Super Senior, Master Senior, and Elite Senior categories.
The next three big events in Casa de Campo’s ever-demanding tournament schedule are the “Links Invitational” from October 13-18; the “4th Annual Couples Tournament” from October 19 to 23; and the “17th Casa de Campo Twosome Championship” from November 28 to December 4. These events will be played on the three courses designed by the legendary Pete Dye.