It was a swelteringly hot day and an early start. The determined participants came off the course tired, hungry, thirsty… but smiling! After the much appreciated complimentary drinks the golfers sat down to a superb lunch followed by a prize-giving ceremony.

The event organizer, Peter Zahner from RCEPI said "Once again our golfers have demonstrated unwavering support for our charitable causes. It was heartwarming to see both familiar faces and new players joining us. My Rotary colleagues, and the exceptional Monte Rei team, all contributed to the success of this event."

This year’s winners were:

Men: 1st Place: Alvaro Labella Quesada with 39 pts (better back 9 holes); 2nd Place: Jorge Alonso Ruiz with 39 pts; 3rd Place: Nuno Pereira with 38 pts. Ladies: 1st Place: Olga Caixinha with 32 pts (better back 9 holes); 2nd Place: Catherine Haquin with 32 pts; and 3rd Place: Rae Kondes with 30 pts. “Nearest the Pin” Men was won by Ignacio Escobar Stemmann; “Nearest the Pin” Ladies was not awarded.

The event raised almost €8000 euros, which will support mainly local charities with part of the funds being dedicated to children with cancer. RCEPI is grateful to its main sponsors Monte Rei Golf and Country Club; Innovarisk, underwriting & insurance management; Mestre Raposa, doors and windows; Currencies Direct, secure currency transfers; and MGM Muthu Hotels.

RCEPI is looking forward to welcoming golfers back to Monte Rei Golf and Country Club next year on Friday 30th August 2024 The Club advises golfers to book early to avoid disappointment as places will be limited.

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