31st August 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Palmer in love with Italy
Jason Palmer confirmed his Alps Tour leadership by winning second title of the season in Cervino Open with two shot margin after posting last round 65. His compatriot Michael Bush had lead for a while at the club house after he fired a astonishing 59, 9 under par.
Bush could have bet on himself. This morning, as the sun lighted the moutains, the Englishman posted on his facebook wall a nice picture with theses comments : “What a beautiful morning, feeling inspired. 59 today!”
And he did score this magical number. His statistics are amazing on par 4. His average of the last round is 3,42. He holed 9 birdies in total and did not make any mistake.
Suazo and Lopez-Lazaro were the main overnight challenger but couldn’t sign for better than -2. They share thirdplace with Austrian duo, Uli Weinhandl and Lukas Nemecz. The latter scored a flawless 61 to climb at 7th place of the ranking.
The order of merit is the same on top as he was at the beginning of the week : Jason Palmer, Jesus Legarrea, Andrew Cooley, Edouard Espana and Brendan McCarroll.
30th August 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Palmer in charge in Cervino Open
England’s Jason Palmer took one shot advantage of the Cervinio Open after firing 63 during second round. Spain’s Diego Suazo and France’s Johan Lopez-Lazaro ar on his toes two shots back with -7 total.
Palmer won his maiden title last june in Italy in Grado Open. He dedicated his victory ti his passed father and all witnesses if his speech were very touched by his words. It seems that Italy suit to the Englishman.
“I don’t know, the courses suit me, I like the food and the weather. I don’t really know what it the secret but Italy has been good to me.”
Palmer admitted he started his round slowly as he was one over after 3 holes and managed to hole birdies staying patient.
“I tried to stay in the present, taking one shot at a time. Slowly but surely, I made a few birdies. I am pretty happy with the results.”
“I really like the golf course, it suits my game because you don’t have to be long but you have to be accurate. The greens are small and it is all about wedging and putting.”
The wind blew in the afternoon but Palmer didn’t have any trouble with it. “It helps a long when it was down wind and into the wind I just kept the same distances as normal, strange!”
Palmer, leader of the ranking, could take a huge advantage by winning his second trophy tomorrow.
29th August 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Four way tie in Italy
The opening round of Cervino Open was the first one after summer break. The leaderboard is crowdy on top and no less than four players share pole position with 5-under-card : Spain’s Diego Suazo, Italy’s Francesco Gatti and Frenchmen Nicolas Tacher and Nicolas Peyrichou.
Today’s scores proved that even with only 5300 meters for par 68, Cervino course can be a good challenge. The projected cut is level par and sharpness is needed with long game to aim the flag. This golf course is between 1500 and 2000 meters high above the sea and players have to adapt their distance as the ball fly higher in these conditions.
England’s Jason Palmer, current leader at Alps Tour ranking, is one shot behind with a group of 4 others players. Fellow Andrew Cooley, 3rd at the ranking, is 2 shots late as he missed sharing the lead as he double bogeyed the last hole.
Spain’s Jesus Legarrea, second of the order of merit, did not score very well on this short course. He signed for 69, one over and will have to shoot under par to secure his ranking.
23rd August 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Holidays are over!
The summer break is almost finished and it is time for Alps Tour to get back on the road to complete the season.
There are seven tournaments to go and the final ranking will be published. England’s Jason Palmer is currently leading the order od merit with more than 4000 points over Spain’s Jesus Legarrea. Andrew Colley, France’s Edouard Espana and Northern Ireland’s Bredan McCArroll will have to secure their precious position to earn the Challenge Tour category.
Next week, the Alps Tour will fly to Italy in the Alps next to French and Swiss borders. The Cervinio Open, from 29th to 31st of August, is the highest venue of the year. Breuil-Cervinia is 2000 meters above the sea, balls fly well there!
The following week, Alps Tour stay in Italy but will cross the country to the east for Asiago Open from 5th to 7th of September. Asiago to 120 km north-west of Venicia in the moutains but « only » 1050 meters high.
After 2 weeks in a row in Italy, the Alps Tour will spend 2 weeks in France. Maiden venue for the Citadelle Trophy International from the 12th to the 15th of September. The Golf Club de Preisch is north of France, near Luwembourg. Then, To close september schedule, players will tee off at Open International du Haut-Poitou the 20th for a three-day-tournament.