22nd September 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Bobrowski captured maiden win
France’s David Bobrowski captured his maiden win in Open du Haut-Poitou after defeating Austria’s Lukas Nemecz on second extra hole.
Bobrowski, 23 year old, took early lead after second round. The Parisian does not play full time on Alps Tour and the question was, as he teed off for last round if his experience was enough to grab a win.
The young player played consitently and managed to score level par. The scores were not very low this last day. Only 8 players out of 45 broke par and among them Lukas Nemecz who signed for 70, -2.
The two men had to go into a play -off and the first hole, the 18th did not elect any winner so back to the tee, both players found the fairway. Nemecz played first but his ball stayed short on the green. Bobrowski hit the right place and had a 4 meter putt for birdie. Nemecz’s putt eventually finished on the edge of the hole and his opponent holed for birdie and to grab maiden win.
21st September 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Bobrowski surged two shots clear
David Bobrowski surged on top of Open du Haut-Poitou leaderboard during second round. The 23 year old player from Paris area fired a brilliant 67, 6 under par to take the lead with -8 total.
Bobrowski has played his maiden season as pro in 2011 and recorded his best season during his rookie year, a top 16. He only played seven events this year and has made the cut 3 times.
England’s Steven Brown signed for same excellent score to eventually finished second by his own and be in contention for last round. Brown grabbed his maiden win in France last June and confirmed his new status with a second win in Italy end of August.
Overnight leader, Autria’s Lukas Nemecz is 3 shots back of the Frenchman as he dropped two shots on tricky par 3 16th.
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Nemecz best in France
Austria’s Lukas Nemecz, first year as pro on the Alps Tour, shot 68 to lead by one stroke with -5 after opening round in Open du Haut Poitou.
France’s Nicolas Nier, roookie as well and Scot Kris Nicol took second place. A group of four players from Great Britain and Northern Ireland are looking to challenge the top of the leaderboard.
The conditions were perfect to play today and the 24 year old player from Austrian converted opportunities in birdies. Nemecz never missed a cut this season, he entered 12 events, and he managed to qualify last week for second stage of European Tour Q School.
“To play -5 is a nice start into the tournament. After struggling the first four holes I had a great comeback with a birdie-hattrick from 5-7 and luckily I kept on holing putts. The conditions were perfect during the afternoon and I’m looking forward to the next 2 rounds.”
16th September 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
2013 Citadelle Trophy International – Golf de Preisch – FINAL DAY
Final Round Highlights
15th September 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Palmer golden hand
Jason wrote a chapter of Alps Tour history by signing his third win of the season with the biggest margin even, eleven shots. France’s Edouard Espana recorded second place to jump to third place tor the Alps Tour ranking.
The joke of the day was : Do you think we need a play off? Yes, for the second place!
Jason Palmer had a 8 shot advantage as he teed off the first hole this morning. He could have played easily waiting for his opponents to try to catch him. But the englishman made the show and speed up. Once again signed for the best score of the day 67. Catch me if you can, he could have said!
France’s Edouard Espana scored 70 for the fourth time in a row and these consistent cards offered him a second place by his own. He confirmed his position at the Alps Tour ranking, 3rd.
Compatriots Raphaël Marguery and Julien Foret are third ties. Marguery fired a great 69 to climb on the podium.
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2013 Citadelle Trophy International – Golf de Preisch – DAY 3
Highlights of Round 3
14th September 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Palmer shines in foggy day
Jason Palmer aims third victory of the season after he confirmed his good form signing for best score of the day, 68. Julien Forêt signed for same score but the Englishman has a 6-shot advantage of the Caledonian born with -14.
Un foggy then rainy day, in Citadelle Golf Course, that was the bis repetita story of the morning. Players ahd to wait one hour to completed their second round as the fog invited itself on the course. After the cut was fixed at +2, Jason Palmer already had 4 shots less than closest competitor, France’s Julien Foret.
Foret hunted birdies all day and manage to erase his drop shot on first hole with five birdies but the Englishman was as strong and complete his third flawless round in a row. “Golden one hand'” could be Palmer’s nickname as the Alps Tour ranking leader always chip with only one hand.
France’s Edouard Espana, is third before last round, two shots behind his compatriot.
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2013 Citadelle Trophy International – Golf de Preisch – DAY 2
Highlighits of 2nd Round of Citadelle Trophy International – Golf de Preisch
13th September 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Palmer far away
England’s Jason Palmer fired second 67 in a row to lead at club house while half of the field is still on course. Fog was dense on thursday and play was delayed by 2 hours and 30 minutes. As first round was completed on friday morning, Manuel Quiros shot 64, course record but non official as prefered lies are applied. He took second place by his own?
Fall has arrived a little earlier than expected and it has been a long time since tee times have been delayed for more than 2 hours on the Alps Tour. Overnight leader, current Alps Tour top ranked, Jason Palmer showed once again that 2013 is his.
No dropped shot on the great course of Golf de Preisch near Luxembourg in the very North of France. He took the club house leadership with 6 shots over France’s players, Julien Foret, Olivier Rozner and Edouard Espana.
The latter is sharing his schedule between the Challenge Tour and the Alps Tour but now needs to confirm his fifth place at the ranking. His closest opponent is Ireland’s Brendan McCarroll whose potivation is at peak as he finished at the worst position last year, 6th.
The cut was fixed saturday morning at+2.
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2013 Citadelle Trophy International – Golf de Preisch – DAY 1
Highlights of the First Round