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18/03/2018

Chile Open 2018

Mark Millar wins at Puerto Velero

The IV Chile Open has taken place during the weekend of 17th/18th March 2018. The event was played at Puerto Velero, Chile in conjunction with the inaugural Fernando Morgado Trophy. 

Mark Millar (Ireland) won the Chilean Open with a 36 hole aggregate of 108 (54+54). Millar finished two shots ahead of Eamon Gibney (Ireland) who fired 53 in the final round. Irish Matchplay champion John Ross Crangle was third on 113, one clear of Ian Farrelly (Ireland). Catalans Manuel Amor (joint captain of Europe) and David Solé were next best on 115. Pilar Montero returned 127 to win the ladies open. Cristobal Andrade was best placed home player, scoring 117.

Detailed scoring here

Team Europe's joint captain Mark Millar led after the opening round at Puerto Velero. The reigning Irish Strokeplay champion from the Cement club in Drogheda, Co. Louth scored 54 and was one stroke clear of fellow Irishman Ian Farrelly. Another Irish player John Ross Crangle carded 56. Joint fourth on 57 were David Solé (Catalonia) and Ireland's Eamon Gibney. Top Chilean was Cristobal Andrade on 58 while Pilar Montero (Catalonia) fired 66 to lead the ladies tournament. .

Chilean Open 2018 - Programme of events

Saturday March 17
18 holes, Strokeplay ​3.00 p.m.
European players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)  
South American players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)
Other Chilean players, valid for Open

Saturday tee times here

Sunday March 18
Morning, 09.00 a.m.
European players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)  
South American players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)
Other Chilean players, valid for Open
18 holes, Strokeplay 

Noon
Closing ceremony and cocktail, awards for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open Cups 2018.

All participating players compete for the Open. Players participating in the Fernando Morgado Trophy  must complete the 18 holes on Saturday and Sunday even when they have lost their match.

Selected action from the Fernando Morgado Trophy will be streamed live. Click here 

If you wish to send a message of support to either the South American or European team - click here

Read some local press coverage - in PanoramaPanorama Sport and Mujeres Blog.

International players intending to travel to Chile are invited to pose any logistical or other questions here.

View a video of the Puerto Velero course here. The hole distances on the video are indicative only. The distances for the Fernando Morgado Trophy course are shown here.

Read about the South American team here.

Read about the European team here.

Chilean Federation President Patricio Rubel has issued a letter aimed at intending participants. Read it in English here or in Spanish here

The trophy honours the late Dr. Fernando Morgado, the Chilean who founded Pitch and Putt in South America. The IV Chile Open will also take place during the weekend.

South American Pitch and Putt is on the crest of a wave. Argentina, Chile and Ecuador contested the recent inaugural South American Team Championship, while contacts are developing in Brazil, Colombia and Peru. 

Lonely Planet has chosen Chile as the must-see destination of 2018. Read the full article here. Fernando Morgado Trophy additional tours - read more here

Dr Fernando Morgado Trophy International Tournament, & Chilean Open 2018 - Outline programme

Five European pairs and five South American pairs

Friday March 16

Morning, 09.00 a.m.

Five fourball matches, Europe vs South America

Best ball, 18 holes

Afternoon, 3.00 p.m.

Five foursomes matches, Europe vs South America

18 holes foursomes (alternate shot)

Saturday March 17

18 holes, Strokeplay ​3.00 p.m.

10 European players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)  

10 South American players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)

Chilean players, valid for Open

Sunday March 18

Morning, 09.00 a.m.

10 European players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)  

10 South American players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)

Chilean players, valid for Open

18 holes, Strokeplay 

Noon

Closing ceremony and cocktail, awards for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open Cups 2018.

View a video of the Puerto Velero course here. The hole distances on the video are indicative only. The distances for the Open course are shown here

List of confirmed entries here.

View the promotional video here

The Open will be held at the Puerto Velero course in Northern Chile. View a video of the course here.

It will be staged in conjunction with the proposed new Fernando Morgado Trophy, which will be contested by teams of 12 representing South America and Europe.

Intending travellers can pose any logistical other questions here

The Chile Open was last held in 2016 at Colegio di Medico and was won by Alejandro Moraga.

The winner of the Chile Open 2018 will be the player with the best result of both rounds on Saturday (18 holes) and Sunday (18 holes). There will be prizes for the best three scratch players.
 
Additional information
  • Price of registration for the competition is €80*. This includes:
  • The Green fees for the competition and practice days.
  • Return Transfer in a minibus / van from La Serena Airport
  • Use of the shuttle inside the Puerto Velero resort as a means of transporting the players between the apartments and the course and vice versa.
  • Use of the shuttle once in the afternoon / night for those who want to visit La Serena (Restaurants, Casino, etc.)
  • Lunch lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Club House.
  • Dinner, with Chilean folklore performance on Saturday
  • Farewell food with the closing ceremony
Accommodation
  • In apartments with bathroom, kitchenette and refrigerator. Double rooms, at € 23.33 per person / night i.e. €140 of total price for 3 nights / 2 people.
  • Possibility of preparing a continental breakfast at the apartments for the players / persons accompanying.
  • Optional dinners at restaurants or at Club House (menu €15)
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the first paragraph
It should be noted:
  • Prices are quoted in local currency at today's exchange rate and may have slight variations in March
  • Players may arrive up to two days before Thursday and may remain until Sunday night at the same price per room per day, but the costs of greenfees and other expenses that they may incur will be for their own account, except for airport transfers .
  • the price of the rooms per person / night is calculated for full occupancy.
*Registration of €80 is for the Fernando Morgado Trophy and the Chile Open 2018. Registration of €67 for the Chile Open 2018 exclusively.
 
Before purchasing the airline tickets, you have to confirm that you have accepted the registration in the competitions. Good time we have the confirmation we recommend buying the airline tickets as soon as possible.
 
Possible extra excursions
There are two possible tourist tours that can be enjoyed after the competition:
 
Extension Santiago de Chile
 
Atacama extension
 
To avoid additional expenditure (particularly for those intending to take either of the above tours), it is recommended that you discuss all of your travel arrangements, including flights to/from Chile with a travel agent.

To buy airline tickets, for tourist tours or for more travel agency information, you can contact:

Sandra Martinez
RACC VIATGES GUINARDO
c/ Pi i Margall, 82
08025 Barcelona
Phone 93 219 0666

sandra.martinezt@racc.es

Web Raccguinardo.traveltool.es  
Attachments:

23/03/2018

Note from Secretariat

Next FIPPA competitions 2018

18/03/2018

Fernando Morgado Trophy - Day Three

Europe wins Sunday singles 8.5 to 2.5