Sports September 26, 2016 | 4:55 pm

Welcome to Punta Blanca presents golf tournament winners

Bavaro, Dominican Republic.- Diancady Santana won the bestgross score with 143 strokes to win the Welcome to Punta Blanca, 2016, dedicatedto former major league baseball player and 1987 MVP, George Bell, with thepresence of Hall of Fame Major League Baseball, Roberto Alomar, and MajorLeague Baseball star catcher Ivan Rodriguez, as special guests.

The event which featured 108 competitors was won by EnriqueRodriguez (140 strokes) as winner of the category A, while in second place wasQuino Montero (145 strokes) and George Veras (145 strokes) third.

Xiomara Morales (152 strokes) was the winner of the Ladiescategory, followed by Karen Cuevas with 152 strokes and Cecilia Rosado wasthird with 156 strokes.

The B category Net went to Hector Alfaro (139 strokes)first, followed by Saul Mata (139 strokes) while Carlos Medrano took third rungwith 143 sticks. Ignacio Perez (157 strokes) Gross won the Best Score category.

César Visioso (138 strokes) was who led the category C,while Rodolfo Cheviol with 142 strokes and Luis Manuel Alcantara with 148 net strokescame in second and third respectively. Carlos Rodoli JR (129 strokes) was theBest Gross Score category.

Seniora were led by Juan Burgos (141 strokes) as top scorerwhile Rafael Frómeta (142 strokes) was second and Abel Gonzalez (142 strokes)third. Kjell Nord (168 Total strokes) had the best gross Core.

In previous versions, the tournament has been of dedicatedto prominent personalities linked to the world of golf, among them TeodoroGarcía Trabadelo (founder of Punta Blanca Golf & Beach Club), HomeroSaviñón, Kalil Haché, Ing. MiguelFlaquer, Abel Gonzalez (Cayo), Francisco Melo, Ernesto Izquierdo and Eusebio NuñezMalena.

The tournament was played under the Medal Play mode (StrokePlay) individually, with 4 categories for men: Category A 0-9 Handicap,category B, Handicap 10-17, C-18-24 Handicap , the Senior handicap of 0-24, anda category for ladies.

Its organizers Tedy Garcia (President Punta Blanca GolfClub), Antonio Ramis (General Director), Tomas Mercedes (Director of Golf),Angelina Taveras (Coordinator) and Joaquin (Cinchona) Montero (TournamentDirector) stated their satisfaction with the tournament’s final results

Among the men the best gross score in each category and thefirst three net positions were awarded, whereas the ladies received prizes for thefirst three net places.

Breathtaking Punta Blanca

The resort Punta Blanca, in the Dominican Republic’seastern region, is a unique place in the Caribbean. A natural treasure ofexotic landscapes and a seductive climate, with the guarantee of an excellentnetwork of national and international communications.

The tourism sector and particularly real estate tend tofavor different projects with high quality standards, and it’s in this settingwhere the "Punta Blanca Golf & Beach Club" complex stands out.

“You’ll find in Punta Blanca Golf & Beach Club a highlevel real estate development with a portfolio of diverse projects of villasand condos in different areas, surrounding a golf course of 18 holes designedby the prestigious player and designer of golf courses Nick Price, ensuringthat all residences enjoy an excellent view of the course,” their website says,and invites you to "listen the silence, visiting our facilities and enjoygolf and relax in our private beach.”

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