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Posted on: 10th Feb 2013

Kempinski Pro-Am 2013

February 3-10, Antalya Golf Club, Belek, Turkey

Antalya Golf Club in Belek, Turkey, will once again play host to the Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am from the 3rd to the 10th February 2013, with the professionals battling it out for the €40,000 prize-fund.

News:

  • Tournament Review – Edwards Completes Turkish Set With Kempinski Pro-Am Victory
  • Edwards Completes Turkish Set With 2013 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am Victory
  • Day Two – Baron Battles in Windy Belek to Take Lead
  • Day One – Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am 2013 – Yamac and Martinez Lead the Way in Antalya
  • Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am to Return to Antalya Golf Club in 2013
  • 2012 Tournament Review
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Tournament Review – Edwards Completes Turkish Set With Kempinski Pro-Am Victory

Wales’ Simon Edwards shot to victory in the 2013 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am after a closing two-under-par 69 secured a four shot victory over his rivals at Antalya Golf Club in Belek, Turkey.

Conditions across the PGA Sultan and Pasha courses at Antalya GC had been up and down all week, but Edwards managed to come through the storms unscathed, carding a one-under par 213 total (70-74-69) around the Par-71 PGA Sultan course.

Edwards made a solid start in the penultimate nine holes arriving at the 10th hole lying one-over for the day and two-over for the tournament.

But fortune favoured the Welshman as he skillfully holed out from 123 yards for an eagle two, followed by six pars and a birdie-par finish to complete the 54-hole event as the only player under par.

“I played nicely this week,” said Edwards of his winning play. “Obviously you have to play good to win…and it’s good to play against quality players and keep my game in shape – I’m a club pro so this helps to keep sharp.”

Edwards continues his fine form from the 2012 season having also won in Turkey at the PGAs of Europe 2012 BEKO Classic not far down the road at Cornelia Golf Club…

“I enjoy Turkey because of the quality of the courses and appreciate what you guys at PGAs of Europe, John Dent and Mustafa at BEKO all do…It’s great to get the full set out here, Beko, Callister and now here at the Kempinski.”

Second place went to overnight leader representing the PGA of GB&I, Chris Baron, whose closing 74 wasn’t quite enough to keep up with Edwards, giving him a three-over par finish (69-74-74).

Two-shots back from Baron was the PGA of Sweden’s Jonathan Fransson, who closed his tournament with a two-under 69, equalling Edwards for the low rounds of the day, culminating in a five-over total for the week (73-77-69).

Turkey’s Bulent Karatas closed with a one-over 72 finishing on a six-over par total (69-79-72) for fourth place, whilst Day One’s co-leaders, Hakan Yamac (68-82-73) and Zeke Martinez (68-80-75), remained together on the final leaderboard both ending on a nine-over par total for a share of fifth place.

The two-round Team competition culminated with Day-Two’s low-scorer of the day, Chris Baron, leading his team to victory in the Fourball better-ball tournament with a points total of 165.

Day One individual co-leader Hakan Yamac and his team also held on through their second rounds to take second place in the team event with a total of 158 points, closely followed James Ferraby’s team with 157 points to finish in third.

John Dent, Director of Golf at Antalya Golf Club, said of the Pro-Am – “We had a fantastic strong line-up for the week the pros and amateurs enjoyed some great weather with a very testing second day…but both courses, the PGA Sultan and the Pasha, were in immaculate condition with the greens running at 11 on the stimp-meter. We hope the competitors enjoyed playing and saying at the wonderful surroundings of the Kempinski “The Dome” Hotel this week.”

For the full leaderboard click here

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For more information on the PGAs of Europe visit the Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am Hub Page, follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter, or like the PGAs of Europe Facebook Page.

For more information on Antalya Golf Club visit www.agc.com.tr, and for the Kempinski “The Dome” Hotel visit www.kempinski.com/en/belek.

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Edwards Completes Turkish Set With 2013 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am Victory

Wales’ Simon Edwards shot to victory in the 2013 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am after firing a closing two-under par 69 secured a four shot victory over his rivals at Antalya Golf Club in Belek, Turkey.

Conditions across the PGA Sultan and Pasha courses at Antalya GC had been up and down all week, but Edwards managed to come through the storms unscathed, carding a one-under par 213 total (70-74-69) around the Par-71 PGA Sultan course.

Edwards made a solid start in the penultimate nine holes arriving at the 10th hole lying one-over for the day and two-over for the tournament.

But fortune favoured the Welshman as he skillfully holed out from 123 yards for an eagle two, followed by six pars and a birdie-par finish to complete the 54-hole event as the only player under par.

“I played nicely this week,” said Edwards of his winning play. “Obviously you have to play good to win…and it’s good to play against quality players and keep my game in shape – I’m a club pro so this helps to keep sharp.”

Edwards continues his fine form from the 2012 season having also won in Turkey at the PGAs of Europe 2012 BEKO Classic not far down the road at Cornelia Golf Club…

“I enjoy Turkey because of the quality of the courses and appreciate what you guys at PGAs of Europe, John Dent and Mustafa at BEKO all do…It’s great to get the full set out here, Beko, Callister and now here at the Kempinski.”

Second place went to overnight leader representing the PGA of GB&I, Chris Baron, whose closing 74 wasn’t quite enough to keep up with Edwards, giving him a three-over par finish (69-74-74).

Two-shots back from Baron was the PGA of Sweden’s Jonathan Fransson, who closed his tournament with a two-under 69, equalling Edwards for the low rounds of the day, culminating in a five-over total for the week (73-77-69).

Turkey’s Bulent Karatas closed with a one-over 72 finishing on a six-over par total (69-79-72) for fourth place, whilst Day One’s co-leaders, Hakan Yamac (68-82-73) and Zeke Martinez (68-80-75), remained together on the final leaderboard both ending on a nine-over par total for a share of fifth place.

For the full leaderboard visit http://bit.ly/VQbhk1.

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For more information on the PGAs of Europe visit the Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am Hub Page, follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter, or like the PGAs of Europe Facebook Page.

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Baron Battles in Windy Belek to Take Lead

The second day of the 2013 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am at Antalya GC in the Belek region of Turkey proved an incredible challenge as GB&I’s Chris Baron fought to card a three-over 71, taking the lead heading into the final round.

The second day’s play was notably drier than Day One, but conditions were by no means easier – 20-30 mph gusts across Antalya GC’s Pasha and Sultan courses meant that low scoring rounds were hard to come by.

But Baron clearly did something right as he hung on in his round with two birdies and an eagle to end with an even par total for the tournament with one round left.

Simon Edwards, also representing the PGA of GB&I, equalled Baron with the pair shooting the best rounds of the day, even after a shaky section late into the round, leaving Edwards just one shot behind.

Day One co-leader Zeke Martinez (PGA of Italy) might not have matched his opening round form having carded a nine-over 80, but hangs on in tie-third place alongside Turkey’s Bulent Karatas at five-over for the tournament.

The two-round Team competition came to an end with low-scoring individual of the day leading his team to victory in the fourball better-ball tournament with a points total of 165.

Day One individual co-leader Hakan Yamac and his team also held on through their second rounds to take second place in the team event with a total of 158 points, closely followed James Ferraby’s team with 157 points to finish in third.

Day Three sees the professionals and amateurs split up to play separate courses as the individual professional tournament culminates on Antalya GC’s PGA Sultan course.

For the full leaderboard visit http://bit.ly/VQbhk1.

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Day One – Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am 2013 – Yamac and Martinez Lead the Way in Antalya

Day One of the 2013 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am got underway to a damp and soggy start at Antalya Golf Club in Turkey, but that didn’t stop the tournament getting off to a great start, with two 68s leading the overnight scoring at four-under par.

Weather conditions for the first round of the annual Pro-Am left something to be desired as 30 teams got their initial rounds underway at Antalya Golf Club, but as always the courses did not disappoint giving way for some low scores and high spirits.

Turkish PGA member, Hakan Yamac, marched forward straight away with three birdies through the opening six holes of the round followed by two more at holes 10 and 13, however, a single blemish on the card with a bogey at 18 meant that Yamac wasn’t alone at the top of the leaderboard.

Italy’s Zeke Martinez had a more turbulent mid-section of his card with two bogeys, four birdies, and an eagle making up his four-under 68, clearly managing to maintain the form from last year having won the 2012 Aegean Airlines Pro-Am in Cyprus, leaving him in A-1 position moving into Day Two.

Whilst only five players managed sub-par rounds – the two leaders, Chris Baron & Bulent Karatas (-3), and Simon Edwards (-2) – the top-20 players all remain within touching distance at this early stage of play, so it’s up to Yamac and Martinez to capitalise on their early moves.

In the overall Team event, it’s the PGA of Spain’s James Ferraby’s team that already have a six-point advantage (90 points) over the tied-for-second teams of individual leader Hakan Yamac and Chris Baron (84 points) going into Day-Two.

For the full leaderboard visit http://bit.ly/VQbhk1.

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For more information, results and news from the 2013 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am, keep checking www.pgae.com, follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter, or like the PGAs of Europe Facebook Page.

For more information on Antalya Golf Club visit www.agc.com.tr, and for the Kempinski “The Dome” Hotel visit www.kempinski.com/en/belek.

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Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am to Return to Antalya Golf Club in 2013

Antalya Golf Club in Belek, Turkey, will once again play host to the Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am from the 3rd to the 10th February 2013, with the professionals battling it out for the €40,000 prize-fund.

The tournament remains a 36-hole pro-am and 54-hole individual event with amateurs playing their own individual competition on the final day. Play comprises of five rounds of golf (two practice and three in the tournament), three of them on the PGA Sultan course (pictured) and two rounds on The Pasha. Once again the Pros and amateurs divide on the final day as they bid for a share of the prize fund (pros) or one of the excellent amateur prizes on offer daily and sponsored by Lyle and Scott, Ecco, One Golf and Cleveland.

Last year’s Pro-Am was won by Chris Baron earning him the top prize of €4,000, beating off the challenge made by first-round leader Phil Golding.

This year, the packages on offer for professionals and amateurs follow a similar format to previous years – Professionals accommodation (sharing a room) in the magnificent Kempinski ‘The Dome’ Hotel is free while the amateur accommodation price is: €1,390 (shared twin room) per person € 1,590 (single) € 799 for non-playing partner in double room.

To enter download the entry form and fax it to: 0090242 7255971 or email jdent@agc.com.tr.

Entries are on a first-come-first-served basis. All amateurs will be required to produce official proof of handicap before being allowed to compete.

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For more information, results and news from the 2013 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am, keep checking www.pgae.com, follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter, or like the PGAs of Europe Facebook Page.

For more information on Antalya Golf Club visit www.agc.com.tr.

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2012 Tournament Review

A superb, one-blemish round of six-under-par 65 by CHRIS BARON (far right) earned him top prize of €4,000 in the Kempinski ‘The Dome’ Pro-Am at Antalya, Turkey, despite a challenging come-back by the first round leader, PHIL GOLDING.

 Baron, a well-respected coach with 30 years PGA experience including spells as head professional at some of the world’s most prestigious resorts, turned up the heat on the third and final day with a round that was perfectly designed for the occasion.

After three holes he was already three under par as the field of pros returned to the PGA-bonded, par-71 Sultan course for the final shoot-out and a dropped shot at the fifth proved to be no more than a temporary irritation as he then reeled off some magical scoring.

A sequence of birdie-par, birdie-par, par-birdie swept him into the lead, one that he did not intend to waste.  Seven safety-first pars then took him to the 18th where his grand finale was a birdie flourish to post a two-stroke lead over Golding.

Ulas Karatas had set the target at two over par with an excellent round of 70 but it was something of a switchback ride that took him into red figures for the day. Birdies, bogeys and pars went into his mix one after the other as he battled to steer a level course… until a three on the par four 15th sealed a good day’s work.

His leader-in-the-clubhouse role did not survive for long, however. Golding was soon to take over as the first-round leader all but wiped his second round slump off the slate with a seven-birdie round of 67 for a 54-hole total of 212, two under par.

 Although he dropped a shot at the first and another at 12 he was never going to allow that second-day 77 to become a habit as his putter began to do the business again and the possibility of adding to his success in the 2011 Beko Classic was clearly in his sights.

Yet, well as Golding played, he was forced to settle for runner-up spot as ‘The Baron’ took centre stage. Among the sub-par scorers was Liam Bond. The Welshman’s round of 70 gave him third place on his own at level par for the 54 holes.

Final leaderboard – Click Here 

Final Team Scores – Click Here

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For more information, results and news from the 2013 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am, keep checking www.pgae.com, follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter, or like the PGAs of Europe Facebook Page.

For more information on Antalya Golf Club visit www.agc.com.tr.