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Charity day success at Boavista Golf

Golfers from across the Algarve and the UK came together on September 5 at the Boavista Golf Resort near Lagos to raise money for the Hands of Light charity.

This was the first event that has taken place for the charity, which uses its funds to help local people in the Lagos area who have been diagnosed with cancer.

There were 30 teams of four golfers taking part in the best two from four stableford format.

Conditions on the day were perfect for scoring and Joaquim Costa had set up the Boavista Championship course to allow the teams every opportunity to score well.

Among the 120 golfers competing were Mick McCarthy, now manager of the Wolverhampton Wanderers, former Liverpool football player John Aldridge and former Everton and Scotland international player Graeme Sharpe.

The first golfers teed off at 7.30am and the Canada Extreme team with Michael Bridge, Rod Yates, Paul Meyer and Doug Clarke scoring of 91 points to win the tournament.

In the evening, golfers and guests enjoyed a barbecue and danced to DJ Jimmy. Also during the evening, the charity held a raffle and an auction with prizes including a signed Steven Gerrard Liverpool shirt, a signed Everton football shirt plus tickets and hospitality to Goodison for their match against Benfica, and a luxury villa holiday in Lagos including a chartered yacht for a day.

The total amount of money raised during the day was still being counted at the time the Algarve Resident went to press on Wednesday.