Everything comes to an end...Portuguese National Championship
23 Jun 2014 at 20:02 | Published by: agcampos | Views: 6028 | News search
The final rounds of 2014’s Portuguese Individual National Championship were played under the scorching sun and the high temperatures of Vizela, during the weekend of 14 and 15 June. Despite the sun burnt skin, during this last weekend we were presented with some good performances worth mentioning – read on.
Ladies first, as it should be, the 1st place went to Anabela Pereira (CM Costa Nova). Despite having lost some strokes during this last weekend, she grabbed on tight to the title and brought it home, with a difference of two strokes to the 2nd place, Filomena Mendes (Vizelgolfe). Playing at home, Filomena managed to leave the 4th place behind and find her way up to 2nd, and getting quite close to the 1st, mind you.
As for the younger women, in Juniors, Sílvia Oliveira (Vizelgolfe) brought home the gold, as did Helena Ribeiro (Vizelgolfe) in the Youth category. The second places went to visitor teams, Luísa Lobão (MC Lamego) in Juniors, and Inês Fontes in Youth (CM Porto).
In the Senior category, the podium was taken entirely by CM Porto players: Armindo Costa got the gold, with a solid advantage of 11 strokes over Domingos Silva, followed closely by Jorge Torres, ranking 3rd, only two strokes behind.
As for the Oldtimers, CM Porto’s players Joaquim Cunha and Joaquim Oliveira brought home the 1st and 2nd places, respectively, and the 3rd place went to Vizelgolfe, with Manuel Pinto.
The young men of the Junior category had a close competition, won by João Miguel (MC Portugal), with an advantage of only 4 strokes over André Machado (CM Porto). The 3rd place went to Carlos Teixeira, also from CM Porto.
As for the youth, the performance of Fábio Lima stands out, who, as you may recall, just a month ago, was injured and not sure whether he would recover in time to finish the competition. As it turns out, not only did he recover, but he brought home the gold medal! Tiago Bastos (Vizelgolfe), followed him, only 3 strokes behind bringing home the silver, and Pedro Cruz (CM Porto), found his way to the 3rd place, leaving behind more experienced players.
Finally, the kid’s competition gold went to Miguel Oliveira (Vizelgolfe), followed by Rui Dias (Vizelgolfe) and Gonçalo Filhote (CM Costa Nova), who were ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
And now for the Men: having already conquered 6 titles as a junior, Pedro Carvalho (CM Porto) finally brought home his first title playing in the Men category proving, if there were any doubts left, the stuff his made of. Right behind him, with a difference of 4 strokes, João Nabais (MC Portugal) conquered the 2nd place and Jorge Santos (CM Costa Nova) brought home the bronze.
It should be noted that, once again, CM Porto was the club with the heaviest bag of medals, bringing home 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 3 bronze medals. Also a highlight to Vizelgolfe with 3 gold medals, all in youth categories. A good work being recognized by the results.