Oceânico has announced the 2011 winners of the Oceânico World Kids Golf Championship, after a competitive week in Portugal’s idyllic Algarve region.

Portugal’s Gonçalo Pinto, the home favourite and +3 handicap, who represented Portugal in the European Men’s Team Championships last month, retained his title from last year after an impressive 216 gross total over the three days play.

Meanwhile, Thailand’s Nattiya Somboonsup took home the girls title, after rounds of 76, 68 and 72.

Over 100 players, representing 11 different nations teed it up throughout the week while competing in a range of categories from Under 9 to Under 18, highlighting Oceânico’s unrivalled commitment to golf on all levels.  

“This event continues to be a great success, which is testament to the work we have done with The Portuguese Golf Federation,” commented Chris Stilwell, CEO of Oceânico Golf.

“Investment in the development of grass roots golf continues to remain of high-importance to us at Oceânico and we will continue to offer young players the chance to compete over a championship course as part of that development.

“The tournament offered world ranking points for the first time this year, which brought in arguably our strongest-ever field. Our congratulations go out to all the competitors who all displayed great spirit throughout the week, especially our winners Gonçalo and Nattiya.”