Punta Cana , La Altagracia, DR March 24, 2022.- 120 amateur players and 80 professional players participated in the traditional Pro-Am tournament – a competition between professional and amateur athletes-, held within the framework of the fifth edition of the Corales Puntacana Championship PGA TOUR Event, prior to the professional event to be held on the course Corales de Puntacana Resort & Club golf course this week.
The competition had 40 teams, each made up of three amateur players and, in some teams, accompanied by one or two professional players, who had the first start at 6:45 am The second group left at 11:45 am
The first prize went to the team led by the professional duo of Brandon Hagy and Peter Uihlein and, for the first time, an all-female team (Cindy Grinder, Micky Lodder and Anne Purcell) won the coveted prize.
Second place was won by the team headed by professional golfers Camilo Villegas and Tyler Duncan along with the amateur trio made up of Víctor Benítez, Fernando Villanueva Sued and José Maximo Mella. Meanwhile, third place was awarded to the team of professional golfer Patrick Rogers, who accompanied the trio made up of Bob Kheel, Adam Kheel and David Kheel.
The activity concluded with the award ceremony and raffle delivery carried out by the executives of Grupo Puntacana, among them Mrs. Paola Rainieri de Díaz, Chief Marketing Officer; Francesca Rainieri, Chief Financial Officer ; and Hiram Silfa, director of Golf Courses.
The Coral Kings in Pro-Am
The baptized Kings of Corals: Joel Dahmen (2021), Hudson Swafford (2020), Graeme McDowell (2019), Brice Garnett (2018) also elevated the Pro-AM tournament with their participation as a warm-up prior to the Corales Puntacana Championship.
About the Corales golf course
The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club, home to the first and only PGA TOUR Event in the Dominican Republic, was designed by world-renowned architect Tom Fazio. Opened in 2010, it is located next to the cliffs, bays, natural ocean inlets, inland lakes and coral quarries of the Caribbean Sea. It has 18 holes, six of them facing the sea and culminating with its last three holes known as the “Elbow of the Devil”, which is positioned among the most spectacular and difficult final holes in the world. Corales has been listed as the best golf course in the country, and one of the 10 best in the Caribbean by “10 Best US Today Reader’s Choice 2018” and, in 2020, Puntacana Resort & Club was awarded Best Resort in the Caribbean and Bermuda for Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award.
This 5th. edition of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship PGA TOUR Event has the support of Banreservas, Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana International Airport, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club, Seguros Universal, CDN DEPORTES, Brugal, Airport Team Solutions, Texaco GB Energy, Punta Cana – Macao Energy Consortium (CEPM), Grupo Viamar and Pollo Victorina, Autohaus, Runners Adventures, IMCA The Rental Store, BDExperience, Gray Line, Tracks, Pizza Hut, Grupo Dupla, Grupo Raya, Aperol Spritz, Punta Cana Medical Center, Club Car, Duty Free Americas, Constructora Llodrá, Claro and Coca Cola, Tito’s Vodka, Dominican Cigar, Freixenet Cava, Tribe & Folk, Spectro Lights On, Inprotec, Hola Punta Cana by Oscar Cerda, GULF , AVIS, Sarmiento Latam, Canita, Altron Trading Co, LOMO, Runaway Haley, Picky Plants, United Petroleum, IMCA, Tu Boleta, DBI Industrial, Serviport, Café Santo Domingo, Coolekos, Hartemanía, Hartemontajes, KG Constructora, Basking Robb ins and Punta Cana Party.