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Posts Tagged ‘Spain.’

“The Mechanic” Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Champions Tour debut in Georgia

Miguel Angel Jimenez (2012 photo by Caliban via wikipedia commons)

Miguel Angel Jiménez is known as “The Mechanic” for his preference for driving, rather than repairing, high-performance vehicles.

He might be called that as well as for the way he work the golf course in being just the third player to lead from start to finish in his Champions Tour debut.

The 50-year-old from Spain held off a persistent Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship.

Jimenez, who has 31 pro wins, closed the final round with a 67 to finish at 14-under 202, two strokes ahead of Langer.

Jimenez, who mostly plays on the European Tour, finished the tournament with 32 straight holes without a bogey at the TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia, just outside Atlanta.

Langer, who was consistent during the tournament, shot a 68 for the third straight day.

Recari holds off Creamer to win LPGA event in Sylvania, Ohio

(courtesy LPGA)

Beatriz Recari of Spain held off Paula Creamer in battle to the finish to win the Marathon Classic in the Toledo, Ohio suburb of Sylvania.

The Marathon Classic has taken over for the former Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.

Recari rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole to take over the lead and win her third LPGA title.

The 26-year-old Recari closed the final day of the tournament with a 5-under-par 66 to finish at 17-under 267.

Creamer finished a strong tournament with a 67 on Sunday.

Alonso leads from start to win German Grand Prix

 

Fernando Alonso led from the start to win the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.

The victory extended his Formula One championship lead.

Two-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel was penalized and dropped from second to fifth.

Fernando Alonso (photo by Ryan Bayano via wikipedia commons)

The 30-year-old Alonso is from Spain. He has 30 wins and 79 podiums in his career.

 

Info compiled from Formula One, Radio & TV news

Spain to host USA in Davis Cup match in September

(Flag of Spain from wikipedia commons)

Spain will be hosting the United States in one Davis Cup semifinal in the coastal city of Gijon.

The matches will be played on an outdoor red clay court on September 14-16.

The other semifinal match will be played in Buenos Aires between the Czech Republic and Argentina.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & tennis news

Munoz holds off Pressel in semifinals of LPGA event in New Jersey

 

Azahara Munoz (2010 photo by Wojciech Migda via wikipedia commons)

Azahara Munoz of Spain held off 23-year-old Morgan Pressel in the semifinals of the Sybase Match Play Championship after a slow-play penalty against the American on the 12th hole help turn the match.

Pressel had won the 12th hole at Gladstone, New Jersey’s Hamilton Farm Golf Club, to go 3 up  with just six holes to play.

When the group reached the 13th tee, match timer Doug Brecht told Pressel that she had violated the tour’s pace of play by taking 2 minutes, 9 seconds to shoot her three shots at the par-3 hole. The violation was 39 seconds over the allotted 90 seconds allowed. The penalty in match play is the loss of a hole.

The timer had warned Munoz and Pressel earlier about slow play after the ninth hole.

The 24-year-old Munoz, who is just 5-foot-5 inches tall, is an Arizona State graduate who has 2 pro wins and has been on the LPGA Tour since 2009.

Munoz will play veteran golfer Candie Kung for the title.

 

Info compiled from LPGA Tour, Radio & TV news

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