Tomas Bessa finally crossed the line to win the Penina Classic with a crushing performance that brought some of the best golf ever seen at Penina.
After a frost delay, the first round got underway at 10-30am and with little or no wind the scoring was predicted to go low and this proved to be the case with a superb 7 under par 66 from the big hitting Portuguese, Tomas Bessa.
Challenge Tour member Billy Spooner was tucked in behind Bessa on 5 under par, with a shot further back on 4 under sat Dale Whitnell, Paul McBride and Portugal’s Tomas Gouveia.
The second day was again hit by frost but the golf was far from chilly, with Bessa cruising to 9 under par after 27 holes.
Bessa continued to play exceptional golf, apart from a hiccup on the sixteenth were a double bogey put him back to 13 under but that was quickly countered with a birdie on the seventeenth and a par on the eighteenth saw him home 4 shots clear of Dan Smith.
Smith was Bessa’s nearest pursuer and despite scoring a final round of 6 under for a 9 under par total he never really got to within touching distance of Bessa, but none the less it was a fabulous performance by the young man.