For the 8th consecutive year, Aegean Airlines organised the international golf tournament “Αegean Airlines Pro-Am”, considered one of the most important golf events in Europe. This year the event took place across two stunning golf courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course at Costa Navarino, Messinia. 256 players from all over the world competed, with a total prize fund for the 60 professional players amounting to €70.000. As in each year’s event, there is a link to a social cause. This year €8,000 will be given to SOS Children’s Villages.
For the second year running, the scoring was provided by VPAR Live Golf Scoring. The revolutionary and world leading live scoring solution, allows players to follow a real-time leaderboard on handheld scorepads setting up a nail biting finale for those on the course, spectators in the clubhouse and supporters live online.
With round 1 commencing it was Team Aruta who stormed into the early lead on The Bay course with a team total of 91 points. This was mainly down to a stunning gross 67 from Antony Aruta which left him as joint leader in the parallel individual pro tournament setting himself up nicely for rounds 2 and 3.
All was to play for on day 2 and Team Aruta, following the other teams’ progress closely on the leaderboard, started to crumble under the mounting pressure. The chasing pack knew they were still in with a shot of winning and it was Team Hassan who held their nerve. They scored an amazing 92 points on The Bay course to take the team title by 1 point from Team Cohen who came agonisingly close in second place.
As the professional event continued into day 3, Niccolo Gaggero from Italy continued to shine. As Gaggero approached the 18th he knew from the live leaderboard that he had some breathing space with a 3 shot lead. With the temptingly reachable 18th stretched before him, Gaggero therefore decided to play safe by hitting two 4-irons and a PW with 2 putts for a par 5 to claim the title by 2 shots.
Some fantastic golf and another great event.
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