Putts4Charity Challenge Series gets underway

27/04/2013 00:00:00
Pablo Larrazabal  (Getty Images)
Pablo Larrazabal (Getty Images)

Genworth Ambassador Pablo Larrazábal led his team to victory in the first leg of the Putts4Charity Challenge Series, which took place on the second day of the Ballantine’s Championship.

The Spaniard and Robin Hyndley, Genworth’s Reinsurance Director, joined forces to form Team Genworth against Team TPF (Tour Players Foundation), made up of last week’s Open de España champion Raphaël Jacquelin and Ballantine’s Championship Tournament Director David Williams.

It was a close contest on the Putts4Charity greens in the tented village at Blackstone Golf Club, in Icheon, South Korea, but Team Genworth prevailed to take a 1-0 lead in the five match challenge.

A total of €2,000 was raised for charity through the challenge, which will culminate in the Challenge Series Final at the Turkish Open in November.

Larrazábal said: “Although I take my role as Genworth Ambassador seriously, it’s always nice to have some fun and I enjoyed the first challenge – especially as my team won! Plus we raised some money for charity, which is always the main aim.”

The next match in the Putts4Charity Challenge will take place at the BMW PGA Championship, followed by the BMW International Open, the Italian Open and the Turkish Open.

In excess of €1million has been raised through the Putts4Charity initiative, which has helped to change the lives of thousands of orphaned and abandoned children around the world through SOS Children’s Villages, the main beneficiary from this year’s activities.