2019 NA­TIONAL YOUTH CHAM­PI­ONS

GOLFE - - PORTUGAL & ISLANDS -

The Grand Fi­nal of the Drive Tour was held in early Novem­ber, over two days, at the Mon­tado Ho­tel & Golf Re­sort in Palmela, to de­ter­mine the 2019 Na­tional Cham­pi­ons in the youth cat­e­gories, from U12 to U18, in boys and girls.

The tour­na­ment fea­tured the top 10 boys and the top four girls in each cat­e­gory of the Drive Rank­ing, con­sid­er­ing only their top three scores from the five pre­vi­ous reg­u­lar tour­na­ment; and with the first 14 in U12 boys. The ational cham­pi­ons would be the ath­letes who fin­ished the sea­son in first place in their rank­ing.

It was a con­fir­ma­tion tour­na­ment, given that all the newly-hon­ored Na­tional Cham­pi­ons were the lead­ers of their rank­ings at the start of the Grand Fi­nal, namely Daniel Ro­drigues (Mi­ra­mar) and Fil­ipa Capelo (Quinta do Lago) in U18; Tomás Mi­cian (Vil­am­oura) and Leonor Medeiros (Quinta do Peru) in U16; Al­berto Costa Mar­ques (Mi­ra­mar) and Ana Ro­drigues (Mi­ra­mar), in U14; and Tomás Araújo (Mi­ra­mar), in U12. Ana Ro­drigues and Tomás Araújo reval­i­dated the ti­tles at their level, while the ab­so­lute Na­tional Cham­pion Daniel Ro­drigues suc­ceeded the ti­tle of U16 in 2018 with U18 in 2019. Ro­drigues suc­ceeds Ricar

do Gar­cia (Ter­ceira Is­land) , who was 6th in this years Grand Fi­nal, on the list of win­ners.

There were three Grand Fi­nal tour­na­ment win­ners who did not fin­ish first in their rank­ings, but in­stead took ad­van­tage of the 525 points ac­cu­mu­lated by the win (350 points in the reg­u­lar round) to be­come run­ners-up.

They were Matilde Fer­nan­des (Mi­ra­mar), who won the U18 af­ter a play-off with Teresa Alves (Porto); Afonso Ro­drigues (brother of Ana and Dani) in U14; and Gabriel Sardo (Quinta do Fojo), in U12. The other na­tional run­ners-up were Pe­dro Silva (Mi­ra­mar) at U18, João Miguel Pereira (Quinta do Peru) and Sofia Sá (Quinta do Peru), both at U16, and Con­stança Men­donça (Or­i­zonte) at U14. Among cham­pi­ons and run­ners-up, Mi­ra­mar was the club with the most ti­tles col­lected, with 7. Fol­lowed Quinta do Peru, with 3.

Cham­pi­ons and Run­ners-up

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