Abama de Canarias Champion Carries Sonartec to Victory
Carlsbad, California – October 11, 2005; This weekend at the Abama Open de Canarias in Spain, the Champion earned the first European Tour victory of his career while playing a Sonartec Md. The Champion shot a very consistent 10-under-par 274 for the weekend, never scoring higher than a 69 in any one round. The win was just the second of his professional career.
Prior to the win, the Champion had garnered the dubious distinction of earning the most runner-up finishes (5) on the European Tour without a win. Thanks to a final-round 68 on Sunday, he finally bucked that trend with a five-stroke victory. As a result of his first win on the European Tour he earned a year-long exemption to the European Tour for 2006 as well as a spot at the HSBC Champion’s Tournament.
"Sonartec congratulates the winner of the Abama Open de Canarias this weekend in Spain," said Sonartec Marketing Coordinator Jamie Hoyle. "We appreciate his support and hope this win is the first step in continued success for the Champion."
The Champion has played an Md periodically since first being introduced to it at the 2005 BMW Championship in England. Since being introduced to the PGA Tour in late 2003, it has contributed to several wins both on and off the PGA Tour, including the 2004 Open Championship, the 2005 Western Open and Buick Championships and now the Abama Open de Canarias. The Md has also earned four #1 hybrid club counts on the PGA Tour in 2005, a major accomplishment considering Sonartec does not compensate players for using its products.
Sonartec is a leading innovator in fairway wood and hybrid technologies on and off the PGA Tour. In 2005 alone, Sonartec clubs have contributed to at least 9 worldwide victories and 55 PGA Tour Top-10 finishes. In addition to the Md, the Sonartec product line includes the NP-99 fairway wood, the SS-2.5 mid-faced and the SS-3.5 deep-faced fairway woods. For more information on Sonartec and its products, please visit www.sonartec.com.
Jamie M. Hoyle
1939 Palomar Oaks Way, Suite B
Carlsbad, CA 92009 – 1131