Manuel Elvira inaugurated his Spanish championship record in Calatayud


Cantabrian golfer Manuel Elvira opened his record with an outstanding exhibition of play that allowed him to win the title of Spanish men’s champion at Gambito Golf Club Calatayud and thus join his name among the Spanish icons golf like Severiano Ballesteros, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, José María Cañizares, Manuel Piñero, among others.

Elvira captured the title with a final card of 26 under par, seven shots lower than the second classified, Jorge Maicas from Zaragoza, and a rare final competition in which she successively signed birdie, eagle, birdie and birdie .

The success of the Cantabrian golfer, with an impressive final 64, responds to the work accumulated over many years, an accumulation of experience and sporting maturity that led to a victory several times persecuted – he was third in the same tournament in 2019 and 2020 edition – but at the same time refrain.

“I dedicate it to my uncle, who recently passed away. I promised myself that I would win a tournament for him and that’s what happened,” he said at the end of the competition.

Elvira made it clear from the start that she was one of the top contenders for the title after placing seventh on the first day, moving up to second place on the second and leading the standings on the final two.

The 2021 champion, the Asturian Iván Cantero, tried to keep the strong pace set by Elvira from the start but finally had to settle for third place, behind a Maicas who, after the first day where he signed 72 strokes, was forced to approach. came back and even signed a rare card with 61 on Saturday.

Final standings:

1.- Manuel Elvira, 258 (66+66+62+64)

2.- Jorge Maicas, 265 (72+66+61+66)

3.- Ivan Cantero, 266 (67+67+62+70)

4.- Alex Esmatges, 267 (68+70+64+65)

+.- Victor Garcia Broto, 267 (65+70+68+64)

Source: La Verdad


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