News from Around Banderas Bay
|El Tigre 8th Anniversary Golf Tournament|
Francisco Salazar - PVNN
April 27, 2010
Get out your golf clubs! The El Tigre 8th Anniversary Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 am on Friday, May 7th at El Tigre Golf and Country Club in Nuevo Vallarta. All local and visiting golfers are invited to compete for great prizes in a two-person team "Best Ball" Tournament.
Format: Two man "Best Ball" tournament
Players will compete in two categories - Category One: 0 to 15 handicap - Category Two: 16 to 32 handicap
Note: Category 2 players may team up with Category 1 players, but the highest handicap will be 15
Cost per Player: Members $1500 pesos + tax - Non Members $2000 pesos + tax
Includes green fees, a welcome kit, an open bar with domestic drinks and the Awards Luncheon
Prizes: El Tigre Golf and Sports Center memberships, gift certificates, dinners and spa treatments at the Paradise Village Resort - and a 2010 Toyota for the first Hole-in-One!
Prizes will be awarded for 1st & 2nd place, the longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one and gross score.
As an added promotion, now that Lorena Ochoa has retired, the two best professional golf players in Mexico are going to be playing on two holes with every group that participates in the tournament. Sofia Sheridan and Liliana Alvarez are the professionals. Sofia will be on the Par 3 second hole and Liliana will be on the Par 3 sixth hole. They will be going on the hole receiving the players, play the hole and give them some tips on golf.
Sophia Sheridan of Guadalajara, 26 years old has been a professional since 2006, when she became a member of the tour Duramed Futures Tour after she played for four years for The University of California Berkeley in NCAA Division One. Sophia won the Mexican Amateur Championship in 2006. She was accepted as member of the LPGA Tour in 2007 and 2009. In 2008 she made 15 of 16 cuts, made five Top 10 finishes and her best finish was 2nd in the Greater Richmond Duramed Futures Classic. She was ranked 9th on the Duramed Tour. She was ranked 13th in scoring average (72.7 average per round) In 2009 Sophia achieved four Top 10 finishes and made the cut 16 of 17 times, and was 23rd ranked on the Duramed Tour was 18th in scoring score average (72.4 average per round).
Lilí Álvarez of Durango, 27 years old turned professional in 2007 and she entered the Duramed Futures Tour in 2008. Before that she played for the University of Tulane where she was named the player of the year in Conference USA in 2003. She won the Mexican Amateur Championship in 2004. Her career best finish was 13th in the Alliance Bank Golf Classic, which was played in 2009 in Syracuse on the Duramed Tour. Last year she made eight cuts and participated in Big Break, a reality of Golf Channel that will be transmitted this July.
For more information or to register your team, please contact El Tigre Head Golf Pro Francisco Salazar at (322) 226-8190, Ext.124 or fsalazar(at)paradisevillagegroup.com.