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Posted on: 8th Oct 2014

Past UniCredit PGA Professional Championship of Europe winners, Hugo Santos and Federico Elli, will both be making their return to Pravets Golf & Spa Resort in Bulgaria as they both look to increase their respective tally of wins whilst also taking home the winner’s purse of €10,000.

 The 2013 Championship was won by the PGA of Italy’s Federico Elli by six shots from his nearest rivals from Switzerland, Corsin Cavaziel (who will also make a return to try to land the championship at his second attempt) and Alec Roberts.

 Elli will be seeking to emulate the double-win of Portugal’s Hugo Santos who first carded a win in the tournament at its revival in 2011 and then successfully defended the following year in 2012.

 Elli’s Confederation of Professional Golf-tournament season has included a T-25th place at the 2014 Golfbreaks.com Fourball Championship at LUMINE Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, in Spain, followed up with a solid 8th place at the 2014 Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at Costa Navarino in Greece.

 Santos also competed in the Fourball Championship sadly not making the cut but with record form at Pravets Golf Club and in the Championship, he will no doubt be chasing to make it a hat-trick of wins.

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 For more information about the Confederation of Professional Golf, visit the Tournament Hub Page (http://eur.pe/17vapHk), follow @PGAsofEurope (http://bit.ly/Pojrwy) and search #PassportToPravets (http://eur.pe/1e6YQex) on Twitter, or like the Confederation of Professional Golf Facebook Page.

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 Notes to Editors:

 An Association of 36 National PGAs (31 European and 5 international) with a collective membership in excess of 21,000 golf professionals, the Confederation of Professional Golf is committed to the advancement of golf, golfers and the golf profession across Europe.

 The Association is also a partner in Ryder Cup Europe as the sole member of the Ryder Cup European Development Trust, and is widely acknowledged as a lead body in the delivery of golf development expertise on a global basis through its collaboration with The R&A in its “Working for Golf” programme.

 Pravets Golf Club

 Pravets Golf Club, in the magnificent Golf & Spa Resort, easily accessible from Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, hosts the third PGA Professional Championship of Europe in 2013 after a hugely-successful re-launch of the Confederation of Professional Golf’s 72-hole individual strokeplay championship in 2011. The resort features a four-star Riu hotel with restaurants, superb spa and fully equipped fitness centre and all-round sporting facilities including the superbly designed Peter Harradine-designed course, partly lakeside and with the spectacular backdrop of the Stara Planina mountains. [www.pravets-golfclub.com]

UniCredit

 UniCredit is a leading European commercial bank with an international network spanning 50 markets, with more than 9,200 branches and over 150,000 employees. The Group operates in 20 European countries.

UniCredit benefits from a strong European identity, extensive international presence and broad customer base.

Its strategic position in Western and Eastern Europe gives the group one of the region’s highest market shares. [www.UniCredit.com]