England’s Laurie Canter wins the Spanish Amateur championship

Laurie Canter English has happened in the winners of the Men’s International Spain, Copa Rey 2011, his compatriot Matthew Haines, who won last year after winning the grand finale to another Englishman, Stiggy Hodgson, an incontestable 11 / 10 in El Prat (Barcelona).

In the final, contested over 36 holes, Laurie Canter showed their supremacy in the first round. Having completed the first 18 holes enjoyed a solid income (9 up) that allowed him to enjoy the second round at the expense of a Stiggy Hodgson not offered the same repertoire of good shots in previous days.

With its victory, Laurie Canter have a place as an amateur in the Open of Spain next to be played on the same route of El Prat.

Like last year, two English players played the final in the semifinals after Laurie Canter won with some comfort to Frenchman Arnaud Abbas (6 / 4) and Stiggy Hodgson would do the same with the Dutchman Robin Kind (3 / 2).

At that point in the tournament table and had dispensed with the two Spanish who had passed the first two rounds, Adrian and Adrian Otaegui Arnaus. In the quarterfinals, the first had a very hard match he lost to Laurie Canter himself at 16 3 / 2. For its part, Adria Arnaus fell in the same turn to Robin Kind, which settled the match with a large 12-meter putt on 16.

Arnaus Adria Adrian Otaegui and Spanish were the only who passed the first two rounds. Antonio Hortal, David Morago, Juan Francisco Sarasti, Carlos Pigem, Xabier Errea, Pep Angles and Alberto Fernandez fell in the first round, while Pastor Marcos did in the second.

The first phase of the competition ended with good news for Spanish interests, as ten local players agreed to play table after overcoming the first two hard days and Stroke Play. At this stage, French Gary Stahl was the only one able to match the high performance of Antonio Hortal and local golfer David Morago, all authors of 143 strokes (1 under par).

Cups of Their Majesties the King and Queen were created in 1911-the Earl of Chimera and Ellen Powers were the first champions, “but not played between 1936 and 1940 because of the Civil War. Except for the National Cup Puerta de Hierro, are the tests most veteran amateur Spanish calendar, which gives it an added prestige that goes unnoticed by foreign participants.

Laurie Canter (ENG) beats Stiggy Hodgson (ENG) 11/10


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