Punta Cana , La Altagracia, DR March 25, 2021.- 129 amateurs and 86 professionals, who rotated 9 holes per game, participated in the traditional Pro-Am tournament – a competition between professional and amateur athletes-, held within the framework of the fourth edition of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship PGA TOUR Event, prior to the professional event that takes place at the Corales de Puntacana Resort & Club golf course this week.
The activity began at 7:30 am and concluded with the awards and raffles held by Grupo Puntacana executives, Frank Elías Rainieri, Senior Vice President of Business; Francesca Rainieri, Senior Vice President for Administration; and Paola Rainieri, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications, in the special guests area of the Corales golf course clubhouse.
The first position went to the team led by the professional duo of Patrick Rogers and Grayson Murray, accompanied by the amateur trio Anand Lalaji, Ritesh Sharma and Samir Upadhyay. Second place went to the team led by golfers Chase Seiffert and Jonathan Byrd, and the amateur trio made up of Pierino Russo Coradin, Gianmarco Russo Martínez and Danilo Taveras. Finally, third place went to the team made up of Luke List and Brandon Hagy, together with the trio of amateurs Javier García, Adriana Anselmi and José Busto.
Likewise, Manuel Espaillat, Luis Betances and Marcel Olivares, and the team of Javier Moreno, Alberto Smith and Daniel Santana achieved the same score with honorary mention.
On this occasion, invited players from the tournament sponsors from all over the country lived the experience of playing alongside the baptized “Kings of Corals”: Hudson Swafford, Graeme McDowell and Brice Garnett, winners of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. PGA TOUR in 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively; and Nate Lashley and Dominic Bozelli, winners of the Korn Ferry Tour – Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in 2017 and 2016.
Also participating in the Pro-Am tournament were professionals Nate Lashely, Ted Potter Jr., Thomas Pieters, Thomas Detry, Satoshi Kodaira, Tom Lewis, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Pat Pérez and Kelly Kraft.
During the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship PGA TOUR, a tournament that begins on Thursday, March 25, 132 professional players will participate, including the Dominicans Hiram Silfa, Juan José Guerra, Radhamés Peña and Willy Pumarol.
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 famous 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 culminates with its last three holes known as the “Devil’s Elbow”, 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 the Best Resort in the Caribbean and Bermuda for Golf “Digest Editors’ Choice Award.”
The 4th. edition of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship PGA TOUR Event has the support of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Banreservas, Universal Insurance, Grupo Magna, Puntacana Medical Center, Consorcio Energético Punta Cana-Macao (CEPM), Airport Team Solutions, Domicem, IQTEK Solutions, Brugal, Multimedios del Caribe, Texaco GB Energy, Puntacana Resort & Club, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana International Airport, Claro, Cocacola, Grupo Dupla, Grupo Raya, Aperol Spritz, Club Car, Duty Free Americas, Constructora Llodra, Freixenet Cava, Induban, Wood Able, AFP Reservas, Tribe & Folk, Spectro Lighting, Inprotec, Hola Punta Cana by Oscar Cerda, United Petroleum, Picky Plants, Lomo, Altron, Canita , Sarmiento Latam, AVIS, Gulf, Collections Inc. Worldwide, Tu Boleta, DBI Industrial, PEMICA, Servi Port, Coolekos, Hartemania, Hartemontajes, KGConstructora SRL, ZechSal Pure Magnesium, Emilios, IMCA and NanoVapor Biotech.