The 2015 UniCredit PGA Professional Championship of Europe week got underway with the culmination of the Pro-Am at Pravets Golf & Spa Resort. Amateurs Georgi Demirev, Galin Ganchev, Kostadin Sinapov were joined by PGA Professionals Joao Ramos (PGA of Portugal) and James Johnson (PGA of Switzerland) to card a winning 177-point total (-33).
Two days of Pro-Am golf got the Championship week started for the fifth edition of the PGAs of Europe’s flagship event since it was reintroduced in 2011, and whilst conditions were often wet and cold, the competitors did not disappoint with the quality of golf.
The Demirev-Ganchev-Sinapov team were paired with Johnson in Round 1 where the Fourball carded 90 points (-18), giving them a four-point lead over the chasers. Then, alongside Ramos in Round 2, an 87-point total (-15) took them to 177 points overall and a three-point advantage over their rivals.
“It feels great to win, everything was perfect,” said Georgi Demirev. “Even with the bad weather we had the first day everything was fine – we played well thanks to these guys, the Pros, they helped us a lot and we won it together.”
“It was a good practice round Pro-Am,” added Johnson. “A win is always a good thing and we saw a lot of good golf – it’s a great start to the week.”
Second place in the Pro-Am fell to Nikolay Dimitrov, Valentin Krystev and Hranislav Kodjahristov who scored a combined total of 174 points (–30) with their Professionals Corsin Caviezel (PGA of Switzerland) and James McGhee (PGA in Scotland).
The first round of the 2015 UniCredit PGA Professional Championship of Europe at Pravets Golf & Spa Resort gets underway at 09:30 (EEST), 14th October. For live scores and updates visit http://eur.pe/2015PGAProChamps.
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