28th June 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Second win for Casey
Harry Casey shown nerves of steel by winning his second title of the season in France thanks to final round 67 and -15 total. France’s Damien Perrier caught second place with flawless 64 and England’s James Sharp finished third on his own.
“I have to admit I did not sleep well last night, I was nervous. Even coming with the leading shotS at the end of the round I did not feel that comfortable. On the last hole, I missed the fairway and I had a bad lie so I had to lay up because of the water, I could not hit the green. But Now I feel excited and happy.”
His playing partner, Spain’s Eduardo Larranaga was his closest opponent as they teed off but unfortunately for the Spaniard, his game was not as accurate as during the previous days. He dropped 4 shots in three holes from the 12th and lost all hope to come back in contention.
The best score of the day came from Damien Perrier. The player from Britanny confirmed his good form. He had qualified to play the Alstom Open de France on main Tour last Monday after 36 holes and he signed for stunning 64 to finish second by his own.
With this win, Harry Casey took the pole position on Alps Tour ranking. Damien Perrier is second followed by Léo Lespinasse, then comes Matthieu Pavon and Josh Loughrey.
27th June 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Casey and Larranaga neck and neck
England’s Harry Casey will play again with Spain’s Eduardo Larranaga for last round in Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or. After moving day, Casey has a one shot advantage with -12 total.
The tournament this week is a 4 day event which is not so common on the Alps Tour. Harry Casey teed off with -10 and it took him 4 holes to hole his first birdie. His playing partner, Eduardo Larranaga started the round with -9 and did his first birdie on the same hole. But the latter managed for the first time to come back square as he holed a birdie on the fifth hole.
The answer came really quick on the next hole. Casey earned a shot and Larranaga dropped one on the 8th.
Meanwhile, Open de Saint François winner, Italy’s Andrea Maestroni started the day with burning putter. He holed on birdie the third, then for eagle on the fourth and another birdie came on the eighth. He had another eagle on his back nine and eventually signed for the best score of the day, 64 to go to -10 alongside Spain’s Daniel Osorio.
On the way to the club house, the last group were square a second time on the 13th as the Spaniard holed for birdie there he dropped two shots in a row from 15th and despite a bogey for Casey on the last green, he took the final lead by his own.
26th June 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Harry Casey half way leader
England’s Harry Casey fired 65, 6 under par to take a one shot lead at -10 in Open International de la Mirabelle d’or over overnight leader Eduardo Larranaga. A duo are 2 shots back, defending champion France’s Jean-Pierre Verselin and England’s Jean-Michel Hall.
Casey won his maiden title in Austria last May and he only dropped one shot on the 18th hole, his ninth of the day. But he did very well going back home in 31 with 4 birdies. Larranaga had a quieter day than during first round. No eagle today – he had 2 during first round – , but 3 birdies and one bogey to sign for 69, -2.
Another Englishman had a solid round, James Sharp recorded 66 to aggregate -8 total tie with France’s Léo Lespinasse who scored 67. Alps Tour Josh Loughrey missed the cut fixed at -2 and there will be for sure a new Alps Tour leader on Sunday evening.
25th June 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Larranaga surged clear in France
Spain’s Eduardo Larranaga really enjoyed to play on La grange aux Ormes golf course, he fired 64, -7. Slovenia’s Tim Gornik and Defending Champion France’s Jean-Pierre Verselin are one shot back.
Great weather and good playing conditions for the first round of Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or. Many players managed to beat the par and a huge amount of birdies were holed from 10th to 12th as pars 5 are reachable in two and 11th green can be driven in one.
Larranaga won his first title on the Alps Tour last October in France when he grabbed the Masters 13 trophy. Verselin won his maiden victory on home soil last year with -9 total on the same course as this week but with different conditions of play. And last but not least, Tim Gornik won the Alps Tour Q School Final and had so far a pretty decent season.
Top 5 players of the Alps Tour are very close from each other in the ranking and every single point counts. Alps Tour leader, England’s Josh Loughrey had a tough day and signed for 76. Second at the ranking, France’s Léo Lespinasse scored 68 and fellow countryman Patthieu Pavon, third at the ranking, less than 300 € from the pole position, shot 67.
The projected cut is -1 after 18 holes including two amateurs, Jules Coupade and Victor Veyret.
19th June 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Perrino back in business
Italy’s Andrea Perrino won the Open La Pinetina 2015 with -13 total thanks to final round 67. Fellow countryman Andrea Bolognesi and France’s Dominique Nouailhac ties for second place one shot behind.
There were three players heading the last round with same score but unfortunaly, one of them, Van Der Vaart dropped five shots on the 12th hole and disappeared from the leaderboard. The duel was 100 % Italian then with some assault coming from France or England.
The leader of first round, England’s Matt Wallace was really close to grab his maiden trophy but the fate was not with him on the two last hole as he was -14, the only leader. He dropped a first shot on the 17th hole and as a knock-out, he doubled bogeyd the last to slide to the 4th place.
Dominique Nouialhac signed for flawless 66, -4 card but miss the chances to make birdie on the 16th or the 17th as he did during second round. Bolognesi, Perrino’s player partner, was the only one who could prevent his compatriot to engrave his name on the trophy but his last birdie was on the 12th as Perrino dropped one shot but managed to keep the rhythm until last green to finally win a title, the first one since 2009 when he won the Alps Tour order of merit.
Perrino enters the top 20 of the ranking and Josh Loughrey is still leading it. The top 5 players are grouped within less than 900 €.
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18th June 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Three way tie in La Pinetina
This is a drama scene to be played on the last round of La Pinetina Open 2015. Nore less than three players are ties for leading position after two rounds. Italy’s Andrea Perrino, Andrea Bolognesi and Jurrian Van Der Vaart are -10 total.
Bolognesi, first to lead today, holed a serie of four birdies from the first hole and managed to drop only one shot on the 9th hole to eventually signed for the best score of the day, 62, -8.
Former Alps Tour winner (2009) Andrea Perrino, had a flawless round with four birdies and no bogey. No mistake as weel for overnight leader Jurrian Van Der Vaart. He holed a birdliant eagle on the third hole and earned more shots on the 13th and the 15th.
But the golf course suffered as many other players shot under par and there are six of them to be only 2 shots back and to be able to challenge the leaders. Among them, two others Italian players, Francesco Laporta and Nunzio Daniele Lombardi.
The cut felt at -1 for 52 players and ties.
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17th June 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
2015 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni
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