31st August 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
A group of 6 ahead as play was suspended in Italy
Season has resumed in Italy for Alps Tour players. This event this week takes place in one of the most scenic course, the golf golf Cervinio. Located 2050 meters above the sea, the course is surrounded by mountains, designed by Donald Harradine more than 60 years ago.
Unfortunately, storms and heavy rain disturbed first roud and game was suspended for the day at 15h40. A group of 6 players are leaders at the club house with -5. Amoung them, Italy’s Nunzio Lombardi, France’s Julien Brun, first time winner in 2017 and Richard Jouven, Kiwi Shaun Jones, England’s James Sharp, and Scot’s Daniel Young.
On course, Antoine Rozner from France is in good position to challenge the leaders as he turned first nine 4 under.
The course is short but the greens are so small that precision is more than required to go for birdies. The game will resume at 07:30 tomorrow morning.
14th August 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Coupe Canada this week at Victoriaville
No.1 of the current Order of Merit, the Frenchman Ugo Coussaud will be one of the six Alps Tour members who will cross the Atlantic to take part in the Coupe Canada Sani Marc – Desjardins, from August 17 to 20 at the Victoriaville Golf Club.
Coussaud will be in a country of knowledge in Quebec soil since he completed a few years ago his university studies in administration at Laval University where he was in the Red and Gold Team with Sonny Michaud and Clément Herviou, both from La Tempête.
The five other players are Ben Wheeler, Liam Harper and Jake Ayres from England, Dutchman Rowin Caron and Italian Carlo Casalegno.
The presence of European golfers in Victoriaville is not the result of chance. It is the beginning of a cooperation between the Alps Tour and the Circuit Canada Pro Tour. This first step should lead in the short term to the presentation of a competition between both Tours.
This event, sponsored by Plombaction Group in conjunction with Baton Rouge, Investors Group, Fibrobec and the City of Victoriaville, is offering an overall prize money of $ 175,000 and the winner will go with a cheque of $ 30,000.
In addition to the European delegation, the Canada Sani Marc – Desjardins Cup will bring together a squad of 156 golfers from across Canada and the United States.
Ontario title holder Eric Hawerchuk confirmed his participation as well as former Canada Cup champions Sani Marc – Desjardins Dave Levesque (2010), Bryn Parry (2011, 2012), Oliver Tubb (2014) and Lee Curry (2015).
The tenors of the Quebec scene will naturally be on the list with Marc-Étienne Bussières (Longchamp), second in the Coors Light Ranking and champion of the Quebec Canam Open presented by Desjardins, and Pierre-Alexandre Bédard Cap-Rouge), Desjardins Securities Tournament winner René Gagnon, Sonny Michaud (La Tempête), Tim Alarie (Saint-Jérôme), Jérôme Blais (Venice), Vincent Blanchette (Pinegrove), and Jean-Philip Cornellier (Knowlton), the recent winner of the PGA Championship of Canada.