30th June 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Huge margin for Kelly


Norvegian Jason Kelly shot the score of the day 64, 8 under par to take huge advantage of 5 shots over nearest challengers, Italians Marco Crespi and Andrea Rota.

Kelly, 29 year old, is playing his second season on Alps Tour. His best results are a third place in Gösser Open in 2010 and he had finished runner up at Belgium Open same year.

He fired 64 for – 12 agregate as he recorded 11 birdies during second round, one bogey and one double bogey. His putter was more than hot and he holed from everywhere on the green.

France’s Guillaume Cambis and Scotland’s Scot Henry, Gösser OPen winner are 6 strokes back of the lead.

The cut is fixed at +2.

29th June 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Grammatica leader by one in Milano


Alessandro Grammatica, 21 year old, fired 67-5-under-par at Milano Zoate Golf Open and took the lead by one over four players : fellows Marco Crespi and Andrea Rota, France’s Guillaume Cambis and Norvegian Jason Kelly.

Alps Tour is visiting Zoate Golf Club for the first time. The course, par 72 is 6400 meters long, the longest of the season. Alessandro Grammatica, who’s been playing great for 3 weeks now, completed his first round without dropping any shot on this challenging 18-holes in the forest. Grammatica is running for maiden win.

One stroke behind among the 4 players, Italian Marco Crespi, 32 year old, is the most experimented. He already got 3 wins on the Alps Tour. France’s rookie Guillaume Cambis finished twice this year as runner-up and will for sure be a serious pretender to pole position.

The projected cut is +1.

26th June 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Amateur Clément Sordet wins in France after first extra hole


French amateur Clément Sordet defeated Emilien Chamaulte after first extra hole to win Open de la Mirabelle d’Or in France. Sordet, 19 year old, had shot 66 to join his fellow Emilien Chamaulte, 34 year old. Chamaulte has been leading all day despite the assaults from everywhere. Richard Kilpatrick had a wonderfull day and signed for 64. Swiss Martin Rominger with his 64, 7 under par, could have been a danger for Chamaulte as well. And finally, France’s Remi Dupuis, only 2 strokes back, kept on holing birdies after dropping one shot on first hole. Dupuis, finished on the podium, his best ranking on Alps Tour after 18 months on the circuit.

The danger for Emilien Chamaulte came from himself. He had one shot advantage teeing off the last hole. Unfortunatly, he dropped one shot there and opened the door to a play off. He missed one meter putt on first extra hole and offered a maiden win among pros for amateur Clément Sordet.

“It’s my first win this season, it is weird to say that because there are some good players here. I did not expect that, that’s odd…”

Sordet jumped at 8th on the Alps Tour ranking. If he deceides to turn pro at the end of the year, he would keep theses points in the final ranking. Rémi Dupuis is now at 19th place and the top 5 did not change.

25th June 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Four way tie at Mirabelle d'Or Open


Leaders swung every day at Open de la Mirabelle d’Or in France. A group of at least 8 players compet to cross the line in front of the field. After 54 holes, scores are very closed and four players are -11 to lead by one. First round leader, France’s Nicolas Mourlon came back on top thanks to a great 66. Fellows Emilien Chamaulte and Michael Hill joined him after firing 67 and 66. Then, Italian’s Cristiano Terragni, full of confidence after his maiden win last week in Italy, signed for the score of the day tie, 65.

Same scores for Frenchmen Mayel Oueld es Cheikh and Clément Sordet. They are at 5th place tie. Fellow Remi Dupuis, running for maiden win, signed for this record of the day 65 as well to stand alone at 7th place 3 shots back of the lead.

24th June 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Philipp Mejow and Scott Henry tie in France


The top of the leaderboard yesterday was full of blue-white-red flags. France’s players, still waiting for fellow’s first win this season, had a very good start at Open de la Mirabelle d’Or. But after 36 holes, the story is a kind of different. German Philipp Mejow and Scotland’s Henry Scott are tie at first place. They are -8 total. Henry got his maiden victory as pro last may at Gösser Open in Austria and Mejow played really solid last week in Italy and finished at 7th place.

France’s player are just one stroke behind. Fabien Marty, Emilien Chamaulte and amateur Pierre Tillement are 3rd tie. Chamaulte and Marty are former Challenge Tour players.

Overnight leader Nicolas Mourlon shot 72, one over par today to share 6th place with fellow Michael Hill.
The cut is fixed at level par, 51 players including 5 French amateurs.

23rd June 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Nicolas Mourlon 2 clear


France’s Nicolas Mourlon, 30 year old, shot 64 minus 7 to lead Open de la Mirabelle d’Or in France. Behind, his fellows are numerous and until 9th place there are only French players on the leaderboard. Roman Hamon, Guillaume Cambis and young amateur Clément Sordet are 2 strokes back of the pole position then a group of 5 players are one shot more behind: Emilien Chamaulte, Raphael Marguery, Michael Hill, Edwin Thomann and amateur Florian Loutre.

The rain has been falling all day long more or less. The fairways were wet but so were the greens to help players to be closed to the pins. The weather did not affect the leader at all he said but nothing seemed today to bother him.

“I never worried about any part of my game today. That is a pretty good feeling. I was very comfortable with my driving, my long game was great and I putted well. I have been working hard on this for the last weeks. I did not play in Italy neither in Pléneuf to first have some time off at home and second, try to feel better on the green. I changer my putter 5 times during the last 2 weeks and finally I choose the old one…”

The projected cut is level par

Agathe Séron

19th June 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Maiden win for Terragni


Italian player Cristiano Terragni got his maiden win as professional after he fired best score of the day: 62, 8 under par. for -16 total The 20 year old rookie from Lake Maggiore area, had a geat week. He only dropped two shots in 3 rounds and ended 2 year wait for iIalian win in Italy on the Alps Tour. Last time was Marco Crespi on the same golf course in 2009.

Former player of Trophée Jacques Léglise continental team confessed his surprise: “I did not expected to win so early. My goal this season was to keep my card, I am very happy.”

At second place 2 shots back, overnight leader France’s Julien Foret. He signed for a 67, -3 not enough. Fellow Xavier Poncelet is third 4 strokes behind Terragni. Poncelet struggled a lot on par 3 during last day. He has lost 3 shots there and couldn’t do better than 68, -2.

Finally, amateur Domenico Geminiani, 15 year old and with status of “new Italian prodige”, finished at 16th place.

The Top 5 of Alps Tour ranking did not change after Feudo di Asti presented by Scavino Piaggio Veicoli Industriali. Cristiano Terragni is now very closed with 6th position.

Agathe Séron

18th June 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

French connection in Italy


France’s Julien Foret fired astonishing 61-9-under-par card to lead by one stroke at -11 at Feudo di Asti Open. His round could have been “only” a good one but he holed 5 birdies in a row on last 5 holes and signed for the greatest score of the day. On his toes, fellows Xavier Poncelet and Edwin Thomann. Xavier Poncelet, 25 year old, is playing his third season on Alps Tour and Edwin Thomann, 21 year old, is a rookie, He was amateur as he played the qualifying school to play Alps Tour and turned pro beginning of 2011. This week, he celebrated his first cut on the Alps Tour.

French players did not have any win this season and last one was in september in Open Stade Français with Rapheal Eyraud defeating his fellow Matthieu Bey after one extra hole play-off.

The best Italian player is still Cristiano Terragni 3 strokes back of the lead. The great story of the day is the revange of another Italian player. Joon Kim. Yesterday, he had lived a nightmare on the 3rd hole par 5 and signed an horrible 11. He Hdd finished the day 4 over par. Today, it seemed that that bad dream gave him wings. He holed 8 birdies and dropped only one shot to sign for a solid 63, 7 under par. He jumped at 28th position.

The cut is fixed at -2, 41 players including young amateur Domenico Geminiani.

Agathe Séron

17th June 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Alps Tour to visit Italy


For the first time this season, Alps Tour players visit Italy. Many Italian players in the field of Feudo di Asti Open presented by Scavino Piaggio Veicoli Industriali. The best of them as far as Alps Tour ranking is concerned is Marco Crespi, he is 7th. He is going to play with talented England’s Jason Barnes, second at the ranking. Barnes finished twice on the podium this year and for sure will try to do better this week. Third player of the group is young Italian amateur Domenico Geminiani.

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Three way tie in Feudo di Asti Open


The leaderboard was full of red today after first round in Feudo di Asti Open. No less than 3 players shot 62, 8 under to take one shot lead : Autrian Jürgen Maurer (photo) and France’s Frédéric Abadie and Edwin Thomann. At fourth place, 4 players signed for a great 63-7-under-par card, France’s Rémi Rupuis and Xavier Poncelet, Swiss Nicolas Sulzer and German Philipp Mejow.

Cristiano Terragni is leading the “squadra azzura” with a great card of 64. One of them was the man to watch today. Young amateur Domenico Geminiani, 15 year old, shot 65 and proved that his level of game is amazing for a player this age. He is living in Florida, won many amateur tournaments in USA and often beat older players. He has won in 2011 the River Strand Country Club in the West Florida Tour, a pro tournament.

The projected cut is -1.

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