Abama Open de Canarias

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Abama Open de Canarias
Tournament information
Location Tenerife, Spain
Established 2005
Course(s) Abama Golf Club
Par 71
Tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour
Format Strokeplay
Prize fund €450,000
Final year 2005
Tournament record score
Aggregate 274 John Bickerton (2005)
To par −10 John Bickerton (2005)
Final champion
John Bickerton

The Abama Open de Canarias was a golf tournament on the European and Challenge Tours which was only played in 2005, and was last of four dual ranking events that year. It was held at the Abama Golf Club in Tenerife, Spain, during the same week in October as the WGC-American Express Championship.[1]

England's John Bickerton won the event, his first win on the European Tour, and collected the 75,000 (£51,104) first prize.[2] The total prize fund was towards the lower end of the scale on the European Tour, at €450,000, but was the third richest tournament on the Challenge Tour that season.

The European Tour had previously visited the Canary Islands between 2002 and 2004 for the Canarias Open de España, the Turespana Masters Open de Canarias in 1997, and for the Turespana Open De Canaria, originally the Tenerife Open, from 1989 to 1995.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up Ref
2005 John Bickerton  England 274 −10 5 strokes South Africa Michael Kirk
England Stuart Little
[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bickerton runs away with first title". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Tenerife, Canary Islands. Sports Network. 9 October 2005. Retrieved 2011-02-01. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Bickerton secures first Tour win". BBC Sport. 9 October 2005. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Abama Open de Canarias 2005". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Bickerton wins the Abama Open with final-round 68". USA Today. Tenerife, Canary Islands. Associated Press. 9 October 2005. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 

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