Catalan Open 2016
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Daniel Gimenez had previously been second and third in the Catalan Open. He finally got his hands on the main prize at Roc 3 in the X Catalan Open. Gimenez carded a final round of 51 on Sunday to post a 15 under par 54 hole aggregate of 147. That was good enough for a two stroke winning margin over Antonio Penalva (Catalonia) and Ireland's Shane Murphy. One of the most consistently successful players in international open history, Ian Farrelly (Ireland) closed with a final round 52 to take fourth place on 151. Holder Liam O'Donovan (Ireland) tied fifth on 10 under par with Irish colleague Kieran Earls. Pacelli Darcy (Ireland) was senior victor on 155, two clear of Amador Fernandez (Catalonia). Sean Minogue (Ireland) was third on 158.
Pilar Montero previously boasted five podium finishes at the Catalan Ladies Open without ever tasting ultimate victory. That all changed at Roc 3 when Pilar won a play-off with Dutch player Esther de Schiffart at the fifth extra hole. The pair had tied on 165 for the 54 holes - holder Esther de Schiffart making up four shots with her last day 57. Abby Nachshon (Catalonia) placed third on 167. Ryan Towler (Ireland) won best Under 18 on 156 (-6).
Daniel Gimenez led the Catalan Open into Sunday's final round. The Catalan added a 50 to his opening 46 and was 12 under par with the field having completed 36 holes. Overnight Dani enjoyed a three stroke advantage. Dani led the Irishman Shane Murphy (49+50), former winner Marcal More (50+49), Dutch raider Rolf Kwant (who shot a fabulous 2nd round 47), Ian Farrelly (Ireland), the Catalan David Riera and Ireland's Pacelli Darcy. Holder Liam O'Donovan was in a group of three on 100. Pilar Montero was at that stage four shots clear in ladies. Her 104 tally left the Catalan legend ahead of Esther De Schiffart (Holland). Pacelli Darcy (Ireland) on 99 was three ahead of Amador Rodriguez (Catalonia) in senior.
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After a complete 18 holes at Roc 3, Daniel Gimenez (Catalonia) led on 46, that's eight under par. Gimenez was two strokes clear of Ireland's Ian Farrelly with a further seven players grouped on 5 under par. Holder Liam O'Donovan scored 52. Luis Grife (Catalonia) and Francisco Garcia (Catalonia) led the senior event on 50, one ahead of Ireland's Pacelli Darcy. Two Catalans headed the ladies leaderboard. Abby Nachshon shot 51 to lead Pilar Montero by one.
Saturday tee times have been announced. Details are attached or can be accessed from the FCPP site here
- Saturday tee times (19 Kb, pdf file)
- Catalan Open - List of approved inscriptions (217 Kb, pdf file)
- Catalan Open 2016 details (268 Kb, pdf file)
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