Spanish International, title to Lars Van Der Vight

The victory went to Dutch golfer Lars Van Der Vight, who finished with a score of 282 (68 69 71 74, -6), surpassing Spanish contender Luis Masaveu Roncal (285, -3) in the final round

by Andrea Gussoni
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Spanish International, title to Lars Van Der Vight
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Michele Ferrero delivered an impressive performance, securing third place with a score of 288 (71 72 73 72, par) at the 109th edition of the Spanish International Amateur Championship "Copa S.M. El Rey," held at the Club de Golf Alcanada (par 72) in Port d'Alcúdia, on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Spanish International Amateur Championship, results

The victory went to Dutch golfer Lars Van Der Vight, who finished with a score of 282 (68 69 71 74, -6), surpassing Spanish contender Luis Masaveu Roncal (285, -3) in the final round.

Both Van Der Vight and Masaveu Roncal, considered among the top favorites, had tied after the third round. Irish golfer Sean Keeling secured fourth place with a score of 289 (+1), followed by Englishman Harley Smith in fifth place with 290 (+2), and Spanish player Bruno Masques Calvet in sixth place with 291 (+3).

Seventh place was shared by Scottish player Gregor Graham and Frenchman Darren Strachan, both finishing with a score of 292 (+4). Among the top ten finishers were Alessio Scaramastra in ninth place with 294 (+1), Giovanni Binaghi in 14th place with 296 (+8), and Luca Memeo in 18th place with 297 (+9).

Lucas Nicolas Fallotico finished 29th with 299 (+11), while Eugenio Bernardi secured 38th place with 303 (+15). Unfortunately, Bruno Frontero finished 76th with 153 (+9), and Federico Randazzo placed 107th with 159 (+15), failing to make the cut.

Accompanying the team were Alberto Binaghi, Technical Commissioner of the Men's Amateur National Team, and Alain Vergari, Vice Technical Commissioner. Inclement weather affected the tournament, prompting organizers to alter the format.

The competition consisted of 72-hole medal play, with a cut after 36 holes, advancing the top 64 players to the final two rounds. Originally, the tournament was scheduled to feature stroke play qualifying rounds followed by match play among the top 64.

Lucas Nicolas Fallotico was the only Italian to win the tournament, achieving victory in 2021. Notable past winners include Spanish players José María Olazábal (1983, 1984), Sergio García (1998), and Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (2003), as well as Northern Irish golfer Darren Clark (1990) and English golfer Danny Willett (2008). Edoardo Molinari finished second twice (2001, 2006).

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