Balearic Cup: Pablo Alperi Lopez caps off a great year
10 Dec 2023
by Amit Pandey of

see also: View results for Copa Baleares, Alcanada Golf Club, Pablo Alperi Rankings

Balearic Men's Cup 2023 (Royal Spanish Golf Federation Photo)
Balearic Men's Cup 2023 (Royal Spanish Golf Federation Photo)

Pablo Alperi Lopez of Spain shot 1-over 289 following his rounds of 75-77-67-70 to win the Balearic Cup by a slim one-shot margin at Alcanada Golf Club in the Majorcan town of Port d'Alcúdia.

Alvaro Pastor Roman, Sebastian Desoisa, and George Young Casanova secured joint runner-up honors, trailing the leader by just one shot at a total of 2-over 290. Roman posted rounds of 76-74-71-69, while Desoisa carded 73-76-71-70, and Casanova concluded with scores of 71-72-75-72.

Entering the final round positioned fourth, Lopez found himself trailing by four shots behind Santiago Juesas Benet, who had secured a 54-hole lead at 1-under par with rounds of 72-72-71. However, Benet started with a bogey on No. 1, followed by a birdie on No. 4 and a double-bogey on No. 5.

Struggling throughout the back nine, Benet concluded his final round with an 80, resulting in a T9 finish. This opened the door for Lopez, who capitalized on the opportunity, delivering a steady 2-under 70 to claim the trophy.

Despite posting the day's lowest round at 3-under 69, highlighted by a spectacular eagle on the par-5 No. 13, Roman fell just one stroke short of Lopez. Ultimately, Roman settled for a T2 finish.

In 2023, Lopez participated in 15 ranked events, securing victories in the Balearic Cup, European Men’s Club Trophy, and Campeonato del Principado de Asturias Absoluto. His season also included four additional top-10 finishes this season, solidifying this as one of his most successful campaigns on the amateur golf circuit in Spain.

Results: Copa Baleares
1SpainPablo AlperiSpain40075-77-67-70=289
T2SpainAlvaro PastorSpain30076-74-71-69=290
T2SpainSebastian DesoisaSpain30073-76-71-70=290
T2SpainGeorge Young CasanovaSpain30071-72-75-72=290
5SpainJorge Siyuan HaoSpain20075-67-75-74=291

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72-hole stroke play event with a cut after 54 holes. The field is largely Spanish but does draw players from around Europe

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