30th November 2010 | Alps Tour Golf

Matthew Cryer at European tour Q school Final Stage


Englishman Matthew Cryer shot level par after 4 rounds at second stage to earn the right to play at Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying School. He is the only one of the top 5 of final ranking to be part of the field next week.

Fellows Lawrence Dodd and Jason Barnes succeeded as well. Spain’s Jesus Legarrea is the fourth 2010 Alps Tour member to have one chance to play on European Tour next year.

Former Alps Tour members who finished in 2009 top 5 will be part of the Final Stage too. England’s Steve Lewton who won the second stage at Arcos Gardens, Frenchman Baptiste Chapellan and 2009 winner of Alps Tour order of merit, Italian Andrea Perrino.

Agathe Séron

17th November 2010 | Alps Tour Golf

Bella storia for Emanuele Lattanzi


Italian Emanuele Lattanzi gave the right answer to his friends. He won the Q school Final one clear, 16under total to earn the precious category to play on Alps Tour next year. His fellows kept on supporting him and pushing him to go back on circuit.
“They were right, I will play next year and I am very happy with it. Today was strange, I struggled a little bit to stay focus on my game. Some holes I were there and some, I don’t know why, I was totally out of the game. But I have more experience than many of these young players so I am still there at the end…”

Lattanzi already won the Alps Tour final ranking in 2003 and could be the third chance in a row for Italy to grab the pole position next year. After fellows Andrea Perrino and Matteo Delpodio, the odds are good for the “squadra azzura”.

At second place, Spain’s Ignacio Sanchez Palencia 28 year old. Spaniard has been playing on Alps Tour in 2010 but finished 88th at Final ranking. He already won on Spanish Tour but misses some good results abroad to confirm his level of game. He will enter all events next year. Three other players from Spain succeeded in gaining the card for next year.

England’s Chris Paisley got third place with a twelve under par total and confirmed his good results as amateur. He will obviously be a good challenger for top 5 next year. He took the lead of “English team” at Q school. As last year, many citizens from United Kingdom tried to be part of Alps Tour circuit and it is a great pleasure to welcome 7 Englishmen and one Scottish next year.

First Italian out of the eight qualified is young amateur Cristiano Terragni who finished at 4th place tie with France’s Nicolas Mourlon leading the French group of 14 players.

The cut for full 6 category is fixed at -3. Ireland will have 3 players on Alps Tour next and Switzerland, Australia, Germany and Belgium have one player each in the right side of the line.

The 2011 Alps Tour season will start mid March with tournament in Spain. Alps Tour committee is working on the schedule. More information to be published beginning of next year.

At Riva dei Tessali and Metaponto
Agathe Séron

16th November 2010 | Alps Tour Golf

Lattanzi's comeback


Italian Emmanuele Lattanzi won the battle of nerves today. He shot again the best score of the day 65, -6 for -14 total at Riva dei Tessali and lead the Alps Tour Q school by 3 strokes over England’s Chris Paisley.
Lattanzi, 35 year old next December, was really happy at the end of the day and as he was speaking to journalists, he was smiling as a kid who has made a good joke.

“I was level par for the day after 11 holes, good game but no putting. Then on 11th, I holed my 50 meter chip for eagle 3 and it was the beginning of the day. I birdied 13rd and 14th, missed on the 15th then again I holed my third shot for eagle on the 16th ! Well, to be honest, I know I can trust my game and I am very happy to be here. I decided 2 months ago to play Q school because my friends told me to try to play again. I should have bet something !”

At second place, Englishman Chris Paisley, 24 year old, from Newcastle. He is graduated from University Tennessee. He was known to be very consistent in NCAA Mens Collegiate Golf events and was member of Walker Cup in 2009. He describes himself as determined and his best club in bag is the putter.

Then, third tie, Italian Benedetto Pastore and yesterday’s leader Swiss Nicolas Sulzer.

The cut is fixed at level par. Still many nationalities in the field. France 21 – Italy 18 – England 12 – Spain 8 – Ireland and Scotland, both 3 players – Switzerland, Australia and Germany 2 each, and one player from Belgium, Austria, Slovenia and San Marino.

At Rive dei Tessali and Metaponto
Agathe Séron

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