Jean-Philippe Talmon celebrates his maiden victory at La Reserva Club course as Anne-Catherine Robin wins her second title in Sotogrande.

Only a few days after European Tour Stars close their round at next door Valderrama Golf Club, all the world amateur players were teeing off for the Andalucia Classic Championship at La Reserva.

For the first time since the launch of the event, players were also invited to play at The San Roque Club. The course was recently restored and now offers perfect conditions within a wonderful environment.

With this being the penultimate event before The Dubai Final Championship the tension was mounting.

Joyenval golf club’s Frédéric Sebag enjoyed one of the most beautiful rounds of golf he could have imagined. He closed the front nine with an eagle two on the par 4 number 9 and he continued a solid back nine with a birdie on the par 5 14thhole ending with a thirty-six point total to take the provisional lead.

JP Talmon, who also played a solid round, secured second place with thirty-one points; only 2 points ahead of Hossegor resident Serge Dubrana.

Then came time for the second round to be played at La Reserva. All players teed off the 1st hole beneath beautiful sunshine with an opportunity to face one the most challenging courses in Andalucia.

The day turned into a duel between the two leaders JP Talmon and Frédéric Sebag criss- crossing one another at the top of the leaderboard throughout the round.

The two players finally tied for the lead after the 17thHole.

Talmon was going to finish with a 4 on the long par 4 18th whilst Sebag could only score a bogey.
Jean-Philippe would finally celebrate the last putt and enjoyed his first victory leaving Frédéric Sebag the 2nd series prize.

The trophy for the best senior goes to Fernando Villena with a score of fifty-three points and the first prize in gross went to Boris Krasnenkov who remains a serious contestant for the World Title in Dubai.

In the ladies series the battle was also going to be a serious one.

Anne-Catherine Robin, from Le Prieuré, who previously won at Terre Blanche in the French Riviera was determined to win again giving herself the opportunity to fly to Dubai and play for a second World Title.

Cordoba’s Santi Villena played great golf over the two days, forcing Anne-Catherine to stay focused until the very last hole and finally ending up with a bogey 5 to secure the win in the championship with a total score of 46 points. Sylvie Leichtnam finished 3rd.

The World Amateur Tour Ranking now shows Jean-Philippe Talmon leading the race a couple of pojnts ahead of Marc Topiol (2nd) and Boris Krasnenkov (3rd).

In the Ladies division Anne Catherine Robin is now leading the race followed by Karina Budantseva 2nd and Irina Nesterova 3rd.

Everyone is now looking towards Dubai where the Tour Championship will be played at Dubai Creek from November 28th to December 1st.

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By | 2021-10-28T10:38:13+00:00 October 28th, 2021|News|