PGA of Germany Professional, Marcel Haremza, completed a one-under par 70 at Antalya Golf Club’s PGA Sultan Course, to be crowned champion of the 2014 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am with a three round total of five-under par (209).
Haremza began his campaign with a tumultuous round on day one carding eight birdies with three bogeys and a double-bogey ending on three-under, but kept his game steadier on day two for a one-under par 70.
The final round began with two-birdies, but two bogeys early in the back nine soon countered these. However, a quick-fire birdie response at the 13th and then regulation pars until the finish enabled him to finish two ahead.
“It feels really nice,” said Haremza. “After quite a long winter for me in Germany, and playing in this tournament for the first time on a perfect golf course, it feels really good. I played really well on the first 10 holes and then I kind of lost the swing a little bit, perhaps I was a little bit tired or nervous maybe and on the back nine I hit some really good shots.
“It was the first time for me here and I came with a really nice team of guys that I’ve known for a long time, so basically I just wanted to enjoy it, and I knew if I played half decent then I can always play well, but I didn’t really expect much so it’s nice.”
Polish Professional, Max Saluda, saw an up-and-down round across the PGA Sultan course, which left him on two-over par for the day but three-under for the tournament to take second place in the Individual Professional tournament.
Lying in tie-third was PGA of Italy Professional, Georgio Grillo, alongside PGA of Turkey Professional, Ulas Karatas, who both matched each day’s scores (73, 71, 68) to finish on two-under par.
The Team Pro-Am tournament was won by PGA of Israel Professional Itamar Cohen and his team of Moty Fisheman, Daniel Kleinberg, Zvika Arskovitsh, with 179 points, followed by PGA of Great Britain & Ireland Professional, Chris Baron and his team in second (171), and PGA of Turkey Professional, Bulent Karatas and team in third (167).
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