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Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship

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The Na­tional Se­niors’ Golf As­so­ci­a­tiononce again placed Por­tu­gal at the top when it re­newed the ti­tle, win­ning the 36th Euro­pean Se­niors’ Cham­pi­onship, played in Poland with 137 play­ers from 23 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. At the Pol­ish city of Gdy­nia the Por­tuguese flag was in ev­i­dence dur­ing the week of the com­pe­ti­tion, and dur­ing the fi­nal cer­e­mony. In the Net tour­na­ment, which took place at the Sierra GC, the Por­tuguese team dom­i­nated for the three full days. In the first round two Por­tuguese play­ers shot un­der par. On the sec­ond day there were four shoot­ing un­der the par, and at the be­gin­ning of the third and last round the ad­van­tage over the sec­ond placed team, Italy, was 16 points. “There was a great spirit of com­rade­ship. Ev­ery­body was ready to help one an­other. We all felt a great joy, a great emo­tion, when Por­tu­gal was an­nounced as the win­ner and the Por­tuguese flag was flying” said Abel Pereira, the cap­tain and player on the Por­tuguese team, which also in­cluded Manuel Can­dido de Oliveira (2nd best player, 204 strokes), José Oliveira (7th, 211), An­tónio Cordeiro (16th, 216), Car­los Va­lente (32nd, 222), An­tónio Sá (46th, 225) and Abel Pereira (46th, 225). The best in­di­vid­ual player was Gre­gor Dalrymple, from Lux­em­burg, with 202. By teams, Por­tu­gal won with an ag­gre­gate of 841 strokes (282, 277, 282, with the best four play­ers’ re­sults count­ing in each round). Next came Hun­gary (854) and Slo­vakia (872). The Gross tour­na­ment took place at Pos­tolowo, with 125 play­ers from 21 coun­tries.Win­ner was Great Britain (896 strokes) fol­lowed by Italy (910) and Fin­land (926). Por­tu­gal was 16th (1017). The best player was Ital­ian Sar­tori Lorenzo (222, 6 over par). The Por­tuguese team in­cluded Steve Juster (48th, 244), Car­los Poucochinho (65th, 250), Francisco Julião (97th, 263), Gregório Cabo (104th, 266), Mar­inho Cruz (109th, 268) and Car­los Pe­lado (119th, 287).

Ase­leção da As­so­ci­ação Na­cional de Se­niores de Golfe voltou a colo­car Por­tu­gal no topo ao ren­o­var o tí­tulo, ven­cendo o 36º Cam­pe­onato da Europa de Se­niores que se dis­putou na Poló­nia com 137 jo­gadores de 23 países. Na ci­dade po­laca de Gdy­nia a ban­deira por­tuguesa es­teve em ev­idên­cia du­rante a se­m­ana de com­petição e na cer­imó­nia fi­nal. Na prova de Net, que decor­reu no per­curso Sierra GC, a equipa por­tuguesa domi­nou du­rante os três dias. Na primeira volta dois por­tugue­ses jog­a­ram abaixo do par. No se­gundo dia foram qua­tro a jogar abaixo e no in­í­cio da ter­ceira e úl­tima volta a van­tagem era de 16 pon­tos para a Itália, se­gunda. “Houve um grande es­pírito de ca­ma­radagem. To­dos es­tiveram sem­pre pron­tos a aju­dar-se uns aos out­ros. To­dos nós sen­ti­mos uma ale­gria enorme, uma grande emoção, quando foi anun­ci­ado Por­tu­gal como vence­dor e a ban­deira por­tuguesa se desta­cou”, disse Abel Pereira, o “capitão” e jo­gador da equipa por­tuguesa, que in­te­grou ainda Manuel Cân­dido de Oliveira (2º na geral com 204), José Oliveira (7º com 211), An­tónio Cordeiro (16º com 216), Car­los Va­lente (32º com 222), An­tónio Sá (46º com 225) e Abel Pereira (46º com 225). O mel­hor jo­gador in­di­vid­ual foi Gre­gor Dalrymple, do Lux­em­burgo, com 202. Por equipas Por­tu­gal gan­hou com o agre­gado de 841 pan­cadas (282, 277, 282, pon­tu­avam os qua­tro mel­hores jo­gadores por volta). A seguir ficaram a Hun­gria com 854 e a Eslováquia 872. O torneio em gross decor­reu no per­curso Pos­tolowo com 125 jo­gadores de 21 países. Venceu a Grã-Bre­tanha com 896 pan­cadas, seguindo-se a Itália (910) e a Fin­lân­dia (926). Por­tu­gal fi­cou em 16º lu­gar com 1017 pan­cadas. O mel­hor jo­gador foi o ital­iano Sar­tori Lorenzo com 222 (6 acima). A equipa por­tuguesa jo­gou com Steve Juster (48º, 244), Car­los Poucochinho (65º, 250), Francisco Julião (97º, 263), Gregório Cabo (104º, 266), Mar­inho Cruz (109º, 268) e Car­los Pe­lado (119º, 287).

Steve Juster, Mar­inho Cruz, Francisco Julião, Manuel Oliveira, Car­los Pe­lado, An­tónio Sá, An­tónio Cordeiro, Car­los Va­lente, Gregório Cabo, Car­los Poucochinho, José Cân­dido Oliveira, Abel Pereira and An­tónio Re­belo.

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