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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Greens
Type of grass - L93 Bentgrass
Height of cut - 2.6mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 11'
Any specific comments - very large and undulating greens

Fairways
Type of grass - Bermuda 419
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - average width
Any specific comments - a lot of fairway bunkers

Tees / collars
Type of grass - L93 Bent / Poa (collars) and Bermuda 419
Height of cut - 10mm

Rough
Type of grass - Ryegrass / Bermuda
Height of cut - semi 28mm, intermediate 57mm, rough 90mm
Any specific comments - since the start of 2012 the club have decided to return the primary rough grass species to Bermuda

Weather
Weather in advance - very hot and dry conditions
Forecast for tournament - hot and breezy

Course
Opened - 2004
Course designer - Arnold Palmer
General playability - rough not very punishing, putting will be the key
Undulating / flat - very flat
Tree lined / exposed - very exposed
Many / few water hazards - four lakes come in to play on seven of the holes
Changes to the course - 3rd hole is being played as a 492 yard par 4

Other features
Hosted the World Cup in 2005 and is one of five courses at Vilamoura, seven in the Oĉeanico Group

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LOWRY, ShaneIRL18-14
2FISHER, RossENG18-13
3CAMPBELL, MichaelNZL18-12
4WIESBERGER, BerndAUT18-11
5FINCH, RichardENG18-10
T6WILLETT, DannyENG18-8
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