Friday, 7 June 2013

Aegean Pro-Am 2013

Gaggero Makes a Costa Navarino Double with Aegean Airlines Pro-Am Win

PGAs of Europe - Aegean Airlines Pro-Am Winner Nicolo GaggeroThe 8th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am saw a winning performance from Italian, Nicolo Gaggero, who took the individual professional title at Costa Navarino securing a cheque for €7,000, his second Aegean Airlines Pro-Am win after capturing the 2011 title as well.
Italians also took the Pro-Am prize, with a team of Paolo Campanella, Riccardo Spitale, and Eleonara Frassi accompanying their professional Akim Hassan on the way to -33 under total of 177.
Eventual individual winner Gaggero (pictured, left) started his final round in the driving seat at four-under with Welshman, Liam Bond (-3), and Spaniard, Juanma Fuentes (-2) hot on his heels.
A bright start for the early tee-times was later diluted slightly by uncharacteristic rain, but the players managed to battle through the Dunes course’s tougher conditions with Gaggero taking a four-shot lead over his chasers through the latter stages.

Gaggero remained strong and completed his final round with a level-par 71, four-under par total (209), with Bond at two-under (211), and Anthony Aruta and Paul Nilbrink tied for third place on two-over par (215).
The Pro-Am arm of the tournament was lead through the early stages by Aruta and his team with 91 points, and a tightly packed group of teams lead by the professionals of Gaggero, Paul Marks, Henrik Engdahl and Giles Johnson each on 89 points.
PGAs of Europe Aegean Airlines Pro-Am Team Winner Akim HassanClear blue conditions but with a strong breeze from the sea in round two made play more challenging but still didn’t prevent some great scoring, culminating in Akim Hassan’s team (pictured, right) finishing just one shot ahead of Itamar Cohen’s team of Yoduda Levi, Hazy Magen, and Guy Benhamou, who took second place with a -32, 176 points. A fine performance from the Aegean Airlines Chairman, Theodore Vassilakis, his professional Henrik Engdahl, and partners Makis Papadopoulos and Nikolaos Kosmatos, secured a -29, 173 points total for third place.
Gaggero received his winner’s cheque from Mr. Theodore Vassilakis, at the post-tournament gala dinner at Costa Navarino’s Romanos hotel, and was clearly thrilled to have taken his second Aegean Airlines Pro-Am title.

PGAs of Europe - 2013 Aegean Airlines Pro-Am Professional Runner-Up, Liam Bond
2013 Aegean Airlines Pro-Am Professional Runner-Up, Liam Bond,receives his trophy from Aegean Airlines Legal Counsel, Katia Avramidou (right), and Chief Executive of the PGAs of Europe Ian Randell (left).
Greek professional Adam Kritikos teeing at hole no 1 second day of the tournament, managed 8th place (best out of Greeks).

PGAs of Europe - 2013 Aegean Airlines Pro-Am Team Runner-Up, Itamar Cohen
2013 Aegean Airlines Pro-Am Team Runners-Up, lead by professional, Itamar Cohen, collect their second place trophies at the Aegean Airlines Pro-Am Gala Dinner.
Adam Kritikos receives the trophy for winner of closest to the pin

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