Med Golf: The Capurro Insurance Trophy

Fifty three players set out to contest the Med Golf Capurro Insurance Trophy event at El Paraiso on a course that was set up to play its full length off the yellow competition tees to provide a serious but fair challenge. Played on the final day of the US Open, any of the players who had been watching the world’s best golfers being humbled by the harsh set up of the course at Shinnecock Hills on Day 3 must have been pleasantly reassured to find that golf really does not have to be that difficult. The course at El Paraiso was in great shape, with greens that were receptive and presented at a very manageable speed; all of which led to scores that were much better than of late.

The champion of the day was David Murphy who won the Capurro Insurance Trophy and a 60€ Med Golf voucher with and outstanding performance. David also won the best team prize along with his partner Gavin Grimes.

Peter Warren, was playing as a guest with his father, Chris, who was the Category 1 runner up won the best gross score with 74, and was best guest, which earned him a one year free membership of Med Golf.

Bill Fletcher won the best gross score on the par 3s with a one under par, and the best senior was Brian Thompson with a score of 37. Matthew Bruce Smith won the longest drive, as well as the Category 1 winner’s prize.

There were 10 guest players and the top two guest scorers were presented with a one-year free membership of Med Golf, with winner, Peter Warren, followed by Gavin Grimes.

Capurro Insurance, who sponsored the event, were thanked for their support and Nicholas Capurro presented the prizes on their behalf. Nicholas also presented the card draw prize of a litre bottle of Johnnie Walker whiskey donated by Saccone and Speed Gibraltar to Gavin Grimes.

The next tournament is the Omega Pharmacy Trophy event at La Canada on Sunday 22 July 2018. The course, with a length of 5,841meters from the white tees, has 18 holes and a par of 71. This will be the final event of the current season to determine, not only the Player the Year, but also the final placing in the Jyske Bank Order of Merit and the top ten players who qualify for the all-expenses-paid day at the Med Golf Masters at San Roque Club Old Course on Saturday 4th August 2018. Only the top ten will qualify for the Masters.

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