Legends Tour: sixth success for Da Silva

The Argentine Angel Cabrera, the Scot Paul Lawrie, both Majors Champions, and the English Peter Baker and Greg Owen, third with 210 (-6), remained out of the playoff by one stroke. In seventh position with 211 (-5) the Swede Mikael Lundberg

by Andrea Gussoni
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Legends Tour: sixth success for Da Silva
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The Brazilian Adilson Da Silva won with 209 (70 72 67, -7) shots the OFX Irish Legends, the Legends Tour tournament played on the Seapoint Golf Links course (par 72) in Termonfeckin, County Louth in Ireland.

Adilson Da Silva, results

He finished the match on par with the Swede Patrik Sjoland (209 – 67 72 70), winner of an Italian Open (Castelconturbia, 1998) and then overtook him with a birdie on the third play-off hole.

Emanuele Canonica took part in the competition and finished 43rd with 222 (71 74 77, +6), after losing in the final round. The Argentine Angel Cabrera, the Scot Paul Lawrie, both Majors Champions, and the English Peter Baker and Greg Owen, third with 210 (-6), remained out of the playoff by one stroke.

In seventh position with 211 (-5) the Swede Mikael Lundberg. Da Silva, a 52-year-old from Santa Cruz do Sul, spent his career on the Sunshine Tour where he achieved twelve titles. His palmarès also includes a success on the Asian Tour, while on the "over 50" circuit his victories have risen to six.

The Legends Tour, formerly known as the Women's Senior Golf Tour, is a professional golf tour for women over 45 years of age. The tour was founded in 2000 by the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Since its inception, the tour has been organized by the LPGA.

It is similar to the Champions Tour, a golf tour for men over 50 years old. All Legends Tour golf tournaments take place in the United States. In 2000, the tour was founded as the Women's Senior Golf Tour until it was renamed the Legends Tour in 2006.

The first golf season started in 2000 and there were two golf tournaments on the calendar. From 2001 to 2006, 16 golf tournaments were organized. Since 2006, the Legends Tour has been organizing a team golf tournament with the Handa Cup.

It is a team competition between American golfers and golfers outside the United States. It is comparable to the Solheim Cup, a team competition between American and European golfers. In 2009, the Legends Tour established the Legends Tour Open Championship and it was the only "Major" of this golf tour until 2013.

Angel Cabrera
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