Archive for March, 2009

European Nations Cup, day 4

England managed to capture a double today at Sotogrande when the European Nations Cup concluded. David Basham, England’s Team Manager on site reported early that the boys met a different golf course on the final day. A very strong wind came from totally the opposite direction from what had been the case all week. This was reflected in the scores and when Sam Hutsby still managed to shoot 71 it took him all the way to a tie for the lead. Sam took advantage of his strong finish and after the play off the trophy went England’s way. The leading individual scores for the tournament were:

POS

Nombre

HCP

HPJ

 1

 2

 3

 4

TOT

1

HUTSBY, SAM

-4,2

-4

69

69

65

71

274

 

PIGEM XAMMAR, CARLOS

-2,6

-2

67

65

67

75

274

3

KALEKA, ALEXANDRE

-3,2

-3

68

69

71

71

279

4

LOPEZ-LAZARO, JOHANN

-2,1

-1

69

69

69

73

280

5

SAMOOS, KALLE

-3,7

-3

70

70

68

73

281

6

LOWRY, SHANE

-4,3

-4

68

71

72

71

282

7

MANASSERO, MATTEO

-4,0

-4

71

70

67

75

283

8

SERRES, OLIVIER

-2,8

-2

70

73

70

72

285

 

BACHER, HANS-PETER

-3,5

-3

72

70

71

72

285

 

KEARNEY, NIALL

-3,4

-3

68

72

70

75

285

 

FORD, CHARLIE

-3,3

-3

69

71

69

76

285

 

GODDARD, LUKE

-4,3

-4

68

68

72

77

285

13

BERTASIO, NINO

-4,0

-4

75

69

71

71

286

 

FRAZER, JAMES

-2,2

-2

73

71

69

73

286

 

SARASTI BERNARAS, JUAN FRANCISCO

-2,4

-2

69

71

71

75

286

 

CAPPELEN, SEBASTIAN

-2,4

-2

69

70

70

77

286

17

WHITNEILL, DALE

-4,3

-4

70

68

73

76

287

18

GAD, PONTUS

-2,0

-1

72

73

73

71

289

 

ORIOL SANCHEZ-BLANCO, PEDRO

-2,2

-2

73

73

69

74

289

20

MCEWAN, STEVEN

-3,6

-3

69

75

70

76

290

21

LARSSON, ANDERS

-2,0

-1

73

71

74

73

291

 

ROTH, JACOB

-1,7

-1

70

73

73

75

291

23

WESTGATE, BENJAMIN

-2,5

-2

76

75

68

73

292

 

KRISTIANSEN, ANDERS

-5,3

-5

71

75

68

78

292

25

PULKKANEN, TAPIO

-1,5

-1

78

71

73

71

293

 

MCNICOLL, KEIR

-5,6

-6

73

73

70

77

293

27

ENOCH, BENJAMIN

-2,3

-2

72

77

71

74

294

 

JUSTRA BJERREGAARD, LUCAS

-2,8

-2

74

73

73

74

294

Full individual scores are available by clicking here

In the Team Event it was England all the way and when everything was over England had captured the title four shots clear of France who finished with a strong final day to overtake third placed Spain. Full team scores are available here.

European Nations Cup Day 3

England continue to shine at Sotogrande and after a sizzling 65 from Sam Hutsby the England Team are now 11 shots clear of Spain in second place. In the individual event Spain’s Carlos Pigem Xammar still holds the lead, now 4 shots ahead of Hutsby. Leading individual scorers are:

POS

Nombre

HCP

HPJ

 1

 2

 3

 4

TOT

1

PIGEM XAMMAR, CARLOS

-2,6

-2

67

65

67

 

199

2

HUTSBY, SAM

-4,2

-4

69

69

65

 

203

3

LOPEZ-LAZARO, JOHANN

-2,1

-1

69

69

69

 

207

4

MANASSERO, MATTEO

-4,0

-4

71

70

67

 

208

 

SAMOOS, KALLE

-3,7

-3

70

70

68

 

208

 

KALEKA, ALEXANDRE

-3,2

-3

68

69

71

 

208

 

GODDARD, LUKE

-4,3

-4

68

68

72

 

208

8

FORD, CHARLIE

-3,3

-3

69

71

69

 

209

 

CAPPELEN, SEBASTIAN

-2,4

-2

69

70

70

 

209

10

KEARNEY, NIALL

-3,4

-3

68

72

70

 

210

11

SARASTI BERNARAS, JUAN FRANCISCO

-2,4

-2

69

71

71

 

211

 

LOWRY, SHANE

-4,3

-4

68

71

72

 

211

 

WHITNEILL, DALE

-4,3

-4

70

68

73

 

211

14

FRAZER, JAMES

-2,2

-2

73

71

69

 

213

 

SERRES, OLIVIER

-2,8

-2

70

73

70

 

213

 

BACHER, HANS-PETER

-3,5

-3

72

70

71

 

213

17

KRISTIANSEN, ANDERS

-5,3

-5

71

75

68

 

214

 

MCEWAN, STEVEN

-3,6

-3

69

75

70

 

214

19

ORIOL SANCHEZ-BLANCO, PEDRO

-2,2

-2

73

73

69

 

215

 

BERTASIO, NINO

-4,0

-4

75

69

71

 

215

Full individual results are available by clicking here and team results here.

European Nations Cup day 2

England have followed up the good first day with a one stroke better 205 for the second day. Luke Goddard shot a second 68 and is in second place individually. Leading individual scores are as below: 

POS

Nombre

HCP

 1

 2

 3

 4

TOT

1

PIGEM XAMMAR, CARLOS

-2,6

67

65

 

 

132

2

GODDARD, LUKE

-4,3

68

68

 

 

136

3

KALEKA, ALEXANDRE

-3,2

68

69

 

 

137

4

WHITNEILL, DALE

-4,3

70

68

 

 

138

 

HUTSBY, SAM

-4,2

69

69

 

 

138

 

LOPEZ-LAZARO, JOHANN

-2,1

69

69

 

 

138

7

CAPPELEN, SEBASTIAN

-2,4

69

70

 

 

139

 

LOWRY, SHANE

-4,3

68

71

 

 

139

9

SAMOOS, KALLE

-3,7

70

70

 

 

140

 

FORD, CHARLIE

-3,3

69

71

 

 

140

 

SARASTI BERNARAS, JUAN FRANCISCO

-2,4

69

71

 

 

140

 

KEARNEY, NIALL

-3,4

68

72

 

 

140

13

MANASSERO, MATTEO

-4,0

71

70

 

 

141

14

BACHER, HANS-PETER

-3,5

72

70

 

 

142

15

SERRES, OLIVIER

-2,8

70

73

 

 

143

 

ROTH, JACOB

-1,7

70

73

 

 

143

17

BERTASIO, NINO

-4,0

75

69

 

 

144

 

ROEHRING, MAX

-3,1

75

69

 

 

144

 

NIELSEN, KRISTIAN

-2,0

74

70

 

 

144

 

LARSSON, ANDERS

-2,0

73

71

 

 

144

 

FRAZER, JAMES

-2,2

73

71

 

 

144

 

BAKKER, TEEMU

-2,7

71

73

 

 

144

 

MCEWAN, STEVEN

-3,6

69

75

 

 

144

24

CURLEY, CIAN

-2,5

74

71

 

 

145

 

NEMECZ, LUCAS

-2,3

72

73

 

 

145

 

GAD, PONTUS

-2,0

72

73

 

 

145

27

STABEN, BENEDICT

-2,5

76

70

 

 

146

 

NORDQVIST, MATTIAS

-1,2

75

71

 

 

146

A full update on individual scores is available by clicking here. England have increased their lead in the team event and are now seven shots clear of France in second place. Full team scores are available here.

European Nations Cup

England has had a good start to the European Nations Cup at Sotogrande. Three out of four scores each round are to be counted over the four days. With three English players firing in the 60’s on the first day Dale Whitnell’s 70 could be discarded.  First round scores in the team event:

1.- England 206
2.- France 207
3.- Spain 209

Full team results are available here.

Individually the leading scorers from day one were:

1.- CARLOS PIGEM (ESP) 67
2.- LUKE GODDARD (ENG) 68
+.- SHANE LOWRY (IRL) 68
+.- ALEXANDRE KALEKA (FRA) 68
+.- NIALL KEARNEY (IRL) 68

Full individual results are available here.

England win International Match

England won the friendly international match against Spain at La Reserva Golf Club having captured another 6.5 points today against Spain’s 5.5. With the 7-5 from yesterday England finshed on 13.5 to Spain’s 10.5. The only player to win all his four points was last year’s Lytham Trophy’s champion, Matt Haines. Also Charlie Ford went through the weekend undefeated capturing 3.5 points for England.

England Captain Colin Edwards who made his debut in the role at La Reserva commented:

“I am extremely proud to get a win in Spain and captaining my country for the first time was an awesome experience. Roll on Conway!” (n.b Conway is where the European Team Championships are held this year).

It was a difficult day in the wind at La Reserva and England Coach, David Ridley said after the match:

“The old knockdown shot we need to learn! Christy O’Connor in his hay day would have shown us how to play these shots.”

England vs Spain, final results

England vs Spain, day 1

Halfway through the friendly international match between England and Spain at La Reserva Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain, England has taken the lead 7-5 going into Sunday’s final 36 holes. It was a day when a cool breeze kept the windcheaters on and one could say that the state of some of the matches varied with the wind. Having made the 9 hole turn in the morning foursomes up in all four matches England allowed the Spanish team to come back and take one of the points as the team of Hutsby/Whitnell lost their match. Both Hutsby and Whitnell came back strong in the afternoon singles though with comfortable wins early to try and lead their fellow teammates. With Haines and Ford following in their footsteps and the other four matches turning to Spain the afternoon was tied in a half. Charlie Ford and Matt Haines both captured two points by winning their respective two matches. For full results of day one click here.

Tomorrow’s final day will begin with foursomes at 09.00 local Spanish time. Sunday foursomes:

Sam Hutsby/Dale Whitnell – Juan Fco. Sarasti/Carlos Pigem

Charlie Ford/Todd Adcock – Pedro Erice/Borja Virto

Tommy Fleetwood/Matt Haines – Pedro Oriol/Antonio Hortal

Luke Goddard/Eddie Pepperell – Moises Cobo/Sebastian Garcia R.

England vs Spain

This weekend it is time for the first test of the season for the England Team. At La Reserva Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain, England will take on Spain for foursomes in the morning and singles in the afternoon, played over both days Saturday and Sunday, hoping to repeat the success from two years ago when England won at Royal Ashdown Forest. The England players for the match are:

Jamie Abbott
Todd Adcock
Tommy Fleetwood
Charlie Ford
Luke Goddard
Matt Haines
Sam Hutsby
Eddie Pepperell
Dale Whitnell

Stephen Burnett usually provides the yardage book for the England Team and even though this won’t be anything like the one the players will be using you might be interested to find out what the course is like. Do so by following the advice from Santiago Luna here.


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