Athletes representing one of the finest golf courses on the Riviera now have a championship title to their credit. The Monte Carlo Golf Club team recently won a big victory at the 3rd division French championships in Grenoble.
The Monegasque team had many twists and turns during the championships which took place over 4 days. The team has just slipped through to the final by coming in eighth place, or last qualifying position, after the first two days of the championship. They played very well in the semi-final against the then first team, Dijon Bourgogne with a score of (4-3). The last match against Royal Mougins was won by an incredible score of 4.5 to 1.5.
After this great victory for the team, the Monte Carlo Golf Club can now move up to the second division! The search is now underway for local players who might want to join the ranks of the champion team. Training takes place, of course, on the Golf Club’s panoramic 18-hold course, located 900 meters above sea level at the foot of Mont Agel, 11 kilometers from the center of Monaco. Designed by Scottish golfing legend, Willie Park Jr., the club is over a hundred years old and opened in 1911.
This historic victory is the first time in almost two decades that the Monegasque team has risen so high in the divisions. In a recent press interview, the team said they had set the bar low with the aim of remaining in the second division after the championship. But they broke their aim and won the championship against all odds. Congratulations to teammates Ilia Melia, Antoine Vandelet, Dorian Boinot, Olivier Soria, Andrea Sillanoa and captain Matthieu Louppe for their triumphant victory.