Ricardo Gouveia stormed to a second European Challenge Tour title at the AEGEAN Airlines Challenge Tour by Hartl Resort courtesy of a flawless final day performance which earned him a four-stroke victory on the Beckenbauer Course in Bad Griesbach.
The 26 year old began the day two shots off the lead set by South African Dean Burmester but a four under par 67 moved him to 15 under for the tournament, earning a first title of a remarkably consistent 2015 season and moving him to second in the Road to Oman Rankings.
His maiden victory came in Rome after just seven appearances and, while it was not enough to earn graduation to The European Tour at the conclusion of the 2014 season, he has returned this year an even bigger force to be reckoned with. Gouveia is the only player in the top 15 to have made it to the weekend in every event he has played thus far and seven top 20 finishes in eight events suggested it was only a matter of time before a second career title adorned his trophy cabinet.
He did it in nerveless fashion and he was delighted to double his win tally on Europe’s top developmental tour.
“It feels great to win again on this very competitive tour,” said Gouveia, who had his brother Tomas on the bag all week. “To win once is really good but to win twice is even better because it proves that I have the capability to win more than once. I’m just really happy.”
Congratulations Ricardo from all of us at Hambric Sports, we are absolutely thrilled for you!