The Real Club de Golf at Pedreña set the scene this weekend for a vibrant round of golf. Spanish professionals from the major tours and amateurs, some very well-known, came together on the Cantabrian course in honor of Ramón Sota, uncle to Severiano Ballesteros and indisputable Spanish golf idol.
Jon Rahm was one of those invited to the event and he went delighted: “I’ve had the opportunity to play in a very special tournament, because not many people get to reminisce in this way about one of golf’s idols such as Ramón Sota.” Good weather prevailed at the tournament in Marina de Cudeyo. There were 27 teams who participated made up of four amateurs and one professional. The winning team was lead by professional, natural from Zarautz, Eduardo Larrañaga, participant in the Challenge Tour and the Alps Tour.
Second place on the podium was a home team and, additionally, also part of Ramón Sota’s own family. Javier Ballesteros, Severiano’s son, lead the team who finished in second place. Third place was also of Cantabrian descent, with Pablo Novo -resident in Prague, who is currently on vacation in his mother country- as the professional representative of the third-placed team. An all-star podium after a high-level competition.
Jon Rahm had some outstanding shots and left behind an incredible memory for fans who followed him at Pedreña.
Another player who went in with high expectations was an amateur. At least as far as golf goes, because he’s a star professional football player: Aritz Aduriz. The international forward from Athletic de Bilbao proved to be very talented in this sport as well. The Spanish football player was, without a doubt, the one who gave out the most autographs and photos in the entire tournament.
The round finished with a lunch in memory of the person who inspired the tournament. A video was projected with some of the best images and memories of Ramón Sota to whom Spanish golfer Jon Rahm dedicated some endearing words. Afterward, trophies were granted to the winners and to select golfers who had outstanding rounds.