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Dutch­man Jan Wil­liam Baas (Ab­so­lute), Ital­ian Fábio Mazzer (Se­nior) and Nor­we­gian Susanne Berg (Ladies) were the win­ners of the Footgolf Portugal Open which was part of the Euro­pean Footgolf Grand Fi­nal and was held for a week at Cas­tro Marim Golf & Re­sort.

The tour­na­ment, or­ga­nized by the Por­tuguese Footgolf Fed­er­a­tion, was the largest in this sport so far held in Portugal. It was at­tended by 200 play­ers from 17 coun­tries, in­clud­ing 42 Por­tuguese. The 18-hole course was de­lin­eated on the Grouse de Cas­tro Marim course. The best Por­tuguese were Pe­dro Brito (15th) cur­rent na­tional cham­pion, Mar­cial Al­bu­querque (25th) and Luís Cor­reia (41th). San­dra Gonçalves and Madalena Padrão were the best Por­tuguese Ladies. In the team clas­si­fi­ca­tion Eng­land won, fol­lowed by the Nether­lands and Italy. Bri­tish leader Ben Clark, world num­ber 1, won the Euro­pean Footgolf Grand Slam, for the third year in a row. The or­ga­ni­za­tion of the Euro­pean Grand Fi­nal 2020 was again awarded to the Por­tuguese Fed­er­a­tion, which also chose Cas­tro Marim Golf to host the event in Novem­ber. Next year the Footgolf World Cup will be in Ja­pan and Portugal will be rep­re­sented by at least 12 play­ers.

The prizes were dis­trib­uted at the Cas­tro Marim club­house and the or­ga­ni­za­tion awarded a special prize to the lo­cal Mayor, Francisco Amaral, and to the event host, rep­re­sented by Ri­cardo Cipri­ano.

“Footgolf has a bright fu­ture. It is im­por­tant for the Al­garve and di­ver­si­fies tourism to com­bat sea­son­al­ity,” said the Mayor of Cas­tro Marim.

Oholandês Jan Wil­liam Baas (ab­so­luto), o ital­iano Fábio Mazzer (Sénior) e a norueguesa Susanne Berg (sen­ho­ras) foram os vence­dores do Portugal Open em foot­golfe, que in­te­grou a Euro­pean Footgolf Grand Fi­nal e decor­reu du­rante uma se­m­ana no Cas­tro Marim Golf & Re­sort. O torneio, or­ga­ni­zado pela Fed­er­ação Por­tuguesa de Foot­golfe, foi o maior nesta modal­i­dade até agora re­al­izado em Portugal. Re­ce­beu 200 jo­gadores de 17 países, in­cluindo 42 por­tugue­ses. O campo de 18 bu­ra­cos foi de­lin­eado no per­curso Grouse de Cas­tro Marim. Os mel­hores por­tugue­ses na prova foram Pe­dro Brito (15º) at­ual campeão na­cional, Mar­cial Al­bu­querque (25º) e Luís Cor­reia (41º). San­dra Gonçalves e Madalena Padrão foram as mel­hores por­tugue­sas na prova. Na clas­si­fi­cação por equipas gan­hou a Inglaterra, seguida da Holanda e da Itália.

O in­glês Ben Clark, número 1 do rank­ing mun­dial, gan­hou pelo ter­ceiro ano con­sec­u­tivo o Euro­pean Footgolf Grand Slam. A or­ga­ni­za­ção da Grand Fi­nal eu­ropeia de 2020 foi de novo atribuída à fed­er­ação por­tuguesa, que es­col­heu tam­bém o Cas­tro Marim Golfe para re­ce­ber a prova, em Novem­bro. No próx­imo ano irá decor­rer a Footgolf World Cup no Japão e Portugal es­tará rep­re­sen­tado pelo menos por 12 jo­gadores.

Os prémios foram dis­tribuí­dos na club­house de Cas­tro Marim e a or­ga­ni­za­ção atribuiu um galardão es­pe­cial ao pres­i­dente da au­tar­quia lo­cal, Francisco Amaral, e ao re­sort an­fitrião da prova, rep­re­sen­tado por Ri­cardo Cipri­ano.

“O foot­golfe tem um fu­turo risonho. É im­por­tante para o Al­garve e di­ver­si­fica o turismo para com­bater a sazon­al­i­dade”, disse o autarca de Cas­tro Marim.

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