Bruno Frontero, Alessandro Nardini, Miguel Orzi and Filippo Ponzano will defend the blue colors in the Spanish International Amateur Championship “Copa S.M. El Rey” scheduled from February 28 to March 5 on the Infinitum Golf course (Lake Course) in La Pineda, near Tarragona, Spain.
Spanish International Amateur Championship, schedule
The tournament, born in 1911 and now in its 108th edition, will begin with qualification over 36 medal holes, then the top 64 of the 120 competitors in the competition, 28 of whom are from Spain, will enter the match play phase.
The only Italian to have won it was Lucas Nicolas Fallotico in 2021, while Edoardo Molinari was overtaken twice in the final (2001, 2006). Among the winners of the past to remember the Iberians José María Olazábal (1983, 1984), Sergio García (1998), Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (2003), who then scored in two Italian Opens, the Northern Irish Darren Clark (1990) and the Englishman Danny Willett (2008).
Many favorites in the excellent field, among which we mention the Spaniards Ángel Ayora, José Antonio Sintes, Jorge Hao, Alejandro Aguilera and Carlos Abril, the Germans Tim Wiedemeyer, Carl Siemens and Paul Ulmrich, the English Arron Edwards-Hill and Sam Potter , the Belgian Jarno Tollenaire and the Dutch Lars van der Vright.
The Azzurri are accompanied by the Deputy Coach of the Men’s National Amateur Team, Alain Vergari. Tarragona is a city in the south of Catalonia, capital of the region of Tarragonès and of the province of Tarragona.
With a population of 135,436 inhabitants (2021), it is the most populous city in the Tarragonès region, in the Camp de Tarragona region and is the seventh most populous city in Catalonia. Its location on the shores of the Mediterranean on the Costa Daurada, with warm water beaches, as well as its leisure centers and historical tradition and artistic heritage, make it a major tourist attraction.
Founded in the 3rd century BC under the name of Tàrraco, it has an important sea port and is the center of the Tarragona Petrochemical Complex, one of the most important in southern Europe. The Romans made it the capital of the Tarraconense province, which is why it still preserves remarkable archaeological remains from this era that have been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
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