Esposito and Arizabaleta at the Spanish Open

Esposito and Arizabaleta at the Spanish Open

Golfers Hugo Espósito and Álvaro Arizabaleta will take part in the 2022 ACCIONA Men’s Spanish Open from October 6 to 9, to be held at Villa de Madrid Country Club, after securing tickets for the Spanish professionals who were on the line at the previous last weekend at the National Golf Center.

Espósito and Arizabaleta have completed two high profile rounds, shooting 65 (-7) and 66 (-6) respectively, which will help them play what will be their first tournament on the DP World Tour, the European Tour.

The first pass was made by Hugo Espósito, who was the best of the day, with a very high performance. With the exception of hole 7, he birdied all between the 3rd and 10th, making only one bogey all day, on the 15th.

Hugo Espósito and Álvaro Arizabaleta, statements

“I’m a normal player, I haven’t done extraordinary things either in my amateur career or now that I’m a professional.

Those of us who are not ‘top’ have to fight hard to have opportunities like this, and it has come to me now,” Esposito told the Royal Spanish Golf Federation (RFEG). qualifying, a playoff began to decide the other golfer who would play the ACCIONA Open de España, which ended up going to Álvaro Arizabaleta, after beating Víctor Jiménez, Sergio Parriego, Álvaro Hernández, José Luis Adarraga and David Salguero .

The Colombian-born Spaniard scored six birdies between holes 6 and 13, a streak that ended up being the basis of his victory. “I said to myself that I had to go and get the birdie, and I did. I’m very happy, I hadn’t competed for four months and I was really looking forward to it,” Arizabaleta said.

Originally called the Spanish Open, it has been on the calendar of the PGA European Tour, the main golf organization in Europe, since 1972.4 with the exception of 2017, when it was not held.3 It is one of the largest in the world, and the third oldest open on the continent after the British Open and the Open de France.5 Frenchman Arnaud Massy was the first winner of the tournament, celebrating the 72 holes played in two days at Real Club Puerta de Hierro de Madrid.6 ​7​ Among its historical champions are players like Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, Sergio García, Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo or Jon Rahm among others.

The most successful is Ángel de la Torre de Córdoba with five tournaments between 1916 and 1925. The Spanish Open, both in its women’s and men’s versions, follows the typical game format Stroke Play, i.e. say a course of 72 shots over 18 holes to be played four times over four days.

The tournament is governed by the rules issued by the “Royal Spanish Golf Federation” and by its own rules issued by the committee in charge of its organization. After all players have played half the course, two days of 36 holes, a cut is made, ie players who have made more than a certain number of strokes are eliminated.

Players who “pass the cut” are those with the fewest hits (players who tie with the player with the worst result are included). In its male version, the cup is made by 65 players + time. In its female version, only 60 players spend more time there.

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