It’s moving day at the inaugural La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational, hosted by World Golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam, where the leaders have teed off under sunny skies in a fresh, west-north-westerly breeze.
The players are wearing pink to show their support for the Birdies for Research initiative, which will raise money and awareness for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC). The AECC is a non-profit state organisation whose objectives are to reduce the impact caused by cancer in Spanish society and promote research that helps to fight the disease.
For each birdie made today, the Marbella branch of the AECC will receive €100 from the promoters of the La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational; for each eagle, €500; and for each hole in one, €1000.
Aside from the on-course action, another highlight of today will be a junior clinic with the tournament host, Annika Sorenstam, with local schoolchildren on the driving range at 4.30pm.
Those who can’t make it to La Reserva Club de Sotogrande to see the tournament first hand can view Sotogrande’s inaugural women’s professional event on different networks around the world. In Spain, Movistar Golf and Andalucía TV will have full live coverage on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 4pm and Teledeporte will also show highlights of the tournament.
Fans around the world can also watch on the LET YouTube page and follow social media @LETgolf as well as on the tournament website and via social media: Twitter (@lareservagolf), Facebook (La Reserva Sotogrande) and Instagram (@lareservasotogrande).