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Wales’ golfers dominated the final stages of the 2001 Portuguese Amateur Championship at Estela Golf Club in Northern Portugal. David Price and Kyron Sullivan contested the 36 hole final and Price emerged victorious on the 36 green to clinch the title.

The day started with Sullivan taking an early lead and was 3 up after 9 holes of the morning round. Price retaliated on the back 9 and edged in front by virtue of a birdie at the 18th hole.

The afternoon round saw some spectacular golf, Price eagled the first hole to take a two hole lead, from there the match was swinging Prices’ way and he cruised into a 3 hole advantage with 5 holes to play, however, Sullivan was not prepared to let the Championship slip away and he birdied both 14 and 15 but Price also managed to birdie 15 to retain a 2 hole advantage. The 16th saw a dramatic change in fortuned with Price finding the water that enabled Sullivan to reduce the deficit to 1.

The 17th hole was halved in par and therefore the match reached the final hole with Price retaining his 1 hole advantage both players made regulation par 4’s and Price claimed his first Portuguese Amateur Championship

. As Portuguese Amateur Champion David Price will now go forward to compete in the European Tour’s Portuguese Open which will be held at the Quinta do Lago Golf Club from the 26th – 29th April. The victory is just reward for the considerable effort that the Welsh Golfing Union and its players are making to achieve success on an International stage.



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