There are many new things and unique participation in II Bizkaia PGAe Open golf


He II Bizkaia PGAe Open golf course will be held this week with many novelties and an inscription of 144 professionals, which is outstanding Jose Maria Olazabal and Adrian Otaegui.

The tournament, organized by Spanish Association of Golf Professionals (PGAe) and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia (Vizcaya), It will be played on the Meaztegi field, in La Arboleda, publicly owned and designed by Maestro Seve Ballesteros.

Besides Teacher Olazabal and Adrian Otaegui, currently number 81 in the world ranking, highlights the presence of classic players from the PGAe Spain Golf Tour circuit such as Carlos Suneson, Luis Claverie from the Canary Islands; the Andalusian Manuel Quirós; winners of the Spanish circuit such as Juan Salama, Carlos Balmaseda or David Salgado from Madrid; Dani Berná from Soriano; the Cantabrian Manu Ballesteros (nephew of the great Seve); Alfonso Buendía and Juan Sarasti; the brothers Miguel Ángel and Víctor, sons of veteran Miguel Ángel Jiménez; or the three protagonists of the endless play-off of the last edition in Meztaegi between Toño Hortal, Gerard Piris or Asier Aguirre, who won the tournament in his first year as a professional, and began to defend the title.

Add to recent winner of the Alps de Andalucía, José Manuel Pardowho achieved his first international success after winning the Izki Doubles Championship with Dani Bernásecond tournament of the Spanish circuit.

Another popular name is the youth promise to Joseba Torres Olazabalnephew of José María Olazábal and recent winner of Amateur Spanish Championship. And also highlight the presence of José Antonio Sintes from the Canary Islands, winner this month of the Spanish Match-Play Championship – 105th Puerta de Hierro National Cup, one of the most important events in the amateur calendar, and dedicated the victory to his coach Carlos Suneson.

In the list of registered professionals there are also former Romanian football player Cosmin Against, who played in teams like Atlético de Madrid, Alavés, Getafe or AC Milan and played in the UEFA Cup final that Alavés played in 2001 against Liverpool. He is currently coaching Damac Football Club, 8th in the First Division of Saudi Arabia.


Álava is among the registered women Amaia Latorrea professional since March of last year and so far this year has won two Santander Golf Tour tournaments: in RCG of A Coruña and the Cádiz Doubles Championshipwithin Sherry Golf Jerezpartnering with Nuria Iturrioz.

Teresa Díez Moliner and María Villanueva Aperribay are also registered for the II Bizkaia PGAe Open.


Thursday will take place Pro Am, which last year achieved great success in participation and this year will be charity. Different teams will have the opportunity to give donations in exchange for advantages that allow them to reduce the number of hits and improve their courses.

All money raised will go to Dale CandelA Associationwhose goal is to make ALS visible, raise funds for research into the fight against the disease and support those who suffer from it.


On Sunday, at the same time as the last day of the professional tournament, a children’s Pro-Am will take place where the little ones will be able to play as a team, representing the different schools of the Basque Country, with professional golfers , a direct and effective experience to promote the practice of golf among the youngest.

This tournament is organized in collaboration with “Jon Rahm Golf 4 kids”, a golf and values ​​project promoted by Jon Rahm and his family.


Another novelty in this year’s edition is the “Welcome a Pro” program, which served for families from Biscay to host professional golfers participating in the tournament. This initiative, which is common in other countries, aims to increase the impact of the tournament on professional players who not only participate in a tournament on the professional circuit, but are also hosted by families who offer them their hospitality.

Source: La Verdad


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