The overall Winner of the 3 day event was Alesandro Noseda from Switzerland with a total of 216 points. Secret Valley Member Chris Kalpakas and Oliver Csanyi from Hungary led on day one with one over par 72’s. Alessandro Noseda from Switzerland, defending Champion, moved on the 2nd day into a four shot lead with an excellent two under par round of 69. After a hard fought 3rd round battle. Alessandro kept his lead on day 3 and won by six shots from Secret Valley’s Chris Kalpakas who came 2nd. Oliver Csanyi from Hungary came in 3rd place. 4th place went to Abdel Ghani El Zein from Lebanon and 5th place went to our Secret Valley Member George Jr. Kalpakas who scored a total of 226 points.
It was encouraging to see 12 juniors competing in the 2016 Cyprus Amateur Men’s Open, – including six from the Hungarian National squad and three from Cyprus golf club academies. Two junior trophies were added to the usual prizes to signal a welcome to such suitably qualified juniors, which bode well for the future.
A fantastic competition on a wonderful course won praise from Alesandro, who told us in his speech that this competition was organized as well as any competition he has ever played in.
We would like to thank the Organizers, Sponsors and all the players for participating in the 2016 Cyprus Amateur Men’s Open and for making this year’s event successful.
A Great Job to Derek Smith and his team of greens-keepers, for the immaculate condition of the course.
And a HUGE thank you to all the Helpers & Staff of Secret Valley who did a brilliant job!!!!!
WELL DONE TO ALL THE PLAYERS.
GOOD LUCK NEXT WEEK WHEN OVER 30 SECRET VALLEY JUNIORS WILL PLAY IN THE MINTHIS HILLS JUNIOR OPEN.