The young Portuguese Miguel Pinheiro, categorically won the last IPPA competition of 2019, the LEXUS BRAGA INTERNATIONALP&P OPEN 2019, which took place in the P&P courses of Quinta da Barca and Braga, in northern Portugal.
Miguel was always ahead, and finished the 3 rounds with an aggregate of -11 below par. In second place was the portuguese Open P&P 2019 champion, Pedro Afonso Mendes with more 2 strokes than Miguel, and in 3rd place was Tomás Ribeiro, 5 strokes from the leader.
The first foreigner was Italian Alberto Viotto, with an aggregate of 178 strokes (+16).
In the Senior category won the Portuguese Arnaldo Paredes with a total of 163 strokes (+1).
They won for the first time an international competition, in juniors, the Portuguese Guilherme Grabner Moreira and in Ladies, the Italian Roberta Mantini.
Miguel Pinheiro‘s victory earned him enough points to rise 18 places in the WPPAR – World Ranking P&P, remaining now in 20th position.
There is now a short rest period for Christmas, and as early as January IPPA competitions are resuming, and we look forward to a year full of major P&P competitions at local, national and international levels.