24th September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Maiden win for Guido Migliozzi
Guido Migliozzi defeated two Frenchmen, Alex Daydou and Julien Foret in a play-off after thrilling day. The 20 year old player and his two opponents were -14 after 72 holes and had to play extra time. Migliozzi eventually lifted his maiden trophy in front of his public.
This last round of Abbruzzo Open was a tragedy. No less than 6 different leaders were in contention. Overnight leader, Gregory Molteni, turned first nine over par and then lost his chance to win ; meanwhile a pack of players did well leaving the club house and the swing of leaders started when coming back home. One of the first to reach -14 was Niccolo Quintarelli, then they were 5 ties for the lead then Antoine Rozner took command but dropped a shot on his last hole.
Julien Foret shared his last round with Daydou. The latter holed for birdie on the last to join his playing partner and Migliozzi at -14.
The top 5 is the following : 1st Ugo Coussaud (FR), 2nd Adria Arnaus (SP), 3rd Antoine Rozner (FR), 4th Lars Van Meijel (NL) and 5th Robin Roussel (FR).
23rd September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Molteni hold firm in Italy
Molteni kept the pace during moving day in Abruzzo Open. The 35 year old player shot 70 for -14 total.
He said the he struggled to control the ball today. He started the round with back to back bogey but his closest opponent had a bad start as well.
His fellow countryman, Niccolo Quintarelli is two shots back thanks to third round 69. Another Italian completes the podium, Guido Migliozzi with -11 total.
Among the three players who fired 64 today, two of them jumped at 4th place, France’s Julien Forêt and Spain Adria Arnaus, winner this season, a trio of Frenchmen are also tie for 4th, Robin Roussel, Antoine Rozner and Alex Daydou
22nd September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Gregori Molteni took half way lead
Italy’s gregori Molteni took half way lead on home soil in Abruzzo Open. The experimented player shot score of the day 64 to lead by one shot over France’s Robin Roussel. Niccolo Quintarelli is third on his own thanks to 66 card and -10 total.
Molteni, former Challenge Tour player, made his move before moving day. His control of the course offered him a great card to sign. He only dropped one shot on the 14th hole par 5 and holed seven birdies.
Roussel, who is still in race for maiden after 2 attempts this season, shot 65 ; he misjudged the par 3 2nd hole where he gave two strokes to the course but despite this, he handle the day pretty well. He fired 65.
France’s Leonard Bem jumped in the ranking thanks to same figure. He is 4th on his own. The cut felt at +1, 54 players earned their right to play this week-end, 41 pros and 13 amateurs ; overnight leader, Pietro Bovari, had a tough day after his great opening round 64. He shot one over par during second round.
21st September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Pietro Bovari took lead ahead of Robin Roussel
Italian amateur Pietro Bovari took the lead thanks to first round 64, one shot better than fellow country man Gregori Molteni and France’s Robin Roussel in Abruzzo Open.
“The pros were really kinf to me. They were nice. Coming here is a good excuse no to go to school! The main key today was my putting”
Big names are on top of the leaderboard as JB Gonnet is -5 alongside with Alps Tour leader Ugo Coussaud. Their compatriot Alex Daydou signed for same score neck and neck with an Italian trio : Joon Kim, Guido Migliozzi and Niccolo Quintarelli.
The battle for top 5 of the ranking is in its last part as only three events left to go including the Grand Final. Gonnet and Roussel are respectively 7th and 5th so a good result in Italy could confirm theur position or make them climb in the ranking.
13th September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Grand Final at Golf des Iles Borromees
We are glad to announce the confirmation of the Alps Tour Grand Final 2017. We will return to Italy and for the first time we will visit the Golf des Iles Borromées, near Lake Maggiore.
The tournament will be held from 19th to 22nd October 2017 and coincide with the 30th anniversary of the golf club.
The challenging 18-hole course (6122 meters, par 72, designed by Marco Croze) is situated 500 meters above sea level and offers a spectacular panorama, certainly extraordinary if not unique: from the plain of Ticino to the Swiss Alps, dominating the coast of Stresa, immediately to the Borromees Islands, which give the name to the golf.
Next to the nearby motorway connecting the Simplon (Switzerland) to Milan, Turin, Genoa and Varese, and just 30 minutes from the Malpensa Airport, the Golf des Iles Borromées, thanks to the determination of its President, Gianluca Parenti and the availability of the property, will be associated to the promotion of the Ryder Cup 2022. And the Golf Club found it important to welcome and share the strategy and commitment that the Italian Golf Federation and the institutions identify in the combination of golf & tourism. Stresa and Lake Maggiore are already a tourist destination and make the Golf des Iles Borromées an ideal venue for the Alps Tour Grand Final.
Our President, Marco Durante, thanks very much the Golf des Iles Borromées and the Italian Golf Federation for their support to this key event in our mission of Rising Golf Stars.
The tournament welcomes the top 50 players of the Order of Merit as 14th October and will distribute a prize fund of € 45,000. And will decide the first five players qualified for the Challenge Tour for the 2018 season!
10th September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
French amateur Edgar Catherine claimed maiden win
Amateur Edgar Catherine, 19, claimed maiden title in a pro event. He kept nerves of steel during last round while the overnight leader, Antoine Rozner, dropped 4 shots on the last 2 holes. Catherine signed for 66 final round and eventually recorded a 5 shot win in Citadelle Trophy Preisch. Spain(s David Borda completed the podium with -11.
Rozner was confident but he said yesterday that nothing was done and that 18 holes to play is still a long way to go for a win. He learned the lesson the hard this Sunday.
« I am really and now I will enjoy this moment because I have had tough months. I can not say I am surprised to win a pro event, I have been working for this a lot. »
Despite his second position, Antoine Rozner could enjoy to enter the Alps Tour top 5. France’s Ugo Coussaud confirmed his leadership, he fired 63, -9 today, the best ever played on this golf course. At second place, Spanish amateur Adria Arnaus, then Lars Van Meijel of Netherlands and French duo Antoine Rozner and Robin Roussel.
9th September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Rozner took advantage of moving day in France
Antoine Rozner (pict TV Sport Events)took the lead very early during this moving day. The player from Paris signed for 68, -4 for -12 total in Citadelle Trophy Preisch.
« Unfortunately, as I just finished my round I still have in mind back to back bogey on 17th and 18th but still, it was a really good day. I made very few mistakes, until the 16th hole I did not drop any shot. It was a nice day with six birdies and the course defends itself pretty well.
I am in the race for a title and tomorrow I will give everything.
I had no choice but to see the leaderboards, they are big adn you have to deal with but with my playing partner, Edgar, we were focused on our round. What is important is to play well, not to look at what others can do because you can not control them. If someone shot 10 under tomorrow, big applause to him but I am in a good position. »
On his toes, a group of three players, France’s JB Gonnet, former European Tour player, David Borda of Spain and French amateur Edgar Catherine. They are only one shot further. Autria’s Lukas Nemecz is -10 and is a real threat to Rozner as he won this season.
8th September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Nemecz and Borda took half way lead in France
Spain’s David Borda and Austrias’ Lukas Nemecz (pict TvSportsEvents) share the lead of Citadelle Trophy-Preisch heading to the week-end. They both reach -9. Nemecz signed for the score of the day 67 and Borda fired 68.
« It was really really tough today, said Nemecz. We had perfect conditions yesterday but today we had lots of wind and some rain during the round. It was a big fight today and I managed to keep my score together and I am very happy with the result.
During the first part of the season I had one win and now I am in the top 5 of the ranking which is the goal at the end of the season. Still many tournaments to be played and of course Citadelle Trophy-Preisch is a big tournament so it would be important to make a good result to stay in the top 5. »
A group of 3 Frenchmen are only one shot back, amateur Edgar Catherine, overnight leader JB Gonnet and rookie on Alps Tour Antoine Rozner.
The cut felt at +1 including two more amateurs : Alps Tour winner Spain’s Adria Arnaus and young Frenchman Gregory Luck.
7th September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Gonnet shot low during day 1 in Preisch
Former European Tour Player, France’s Jean-Baptiste Gonnet fired 65 during first round of Citadelle Trophy International-Golf de Preisch. To complete the 100% French podium, amateur Edgar Catherine and Louis Cohen-Boyer with 66.
Gonnet lost his privilege on European Tour a few years ago after 7 full seasons to play. He described his joy to shot so low after time of doubt.
« I am really fine thank you. I had a 4 week break without hitting a ball. I needed to make this pause as we had many back to back events in spring and early summer. To come back on Alps Tour and shot 65 is not kind of a surprise as I have been playing for a while but I am really pleased. I am very confident in my game system and I do not need to practice as much as I used to. It is very efficient.
My game is great, I feel alive again. You know I almost quit the game two years ago and I would never thought to play this good again. I am pleased to have meet my coach Antoine Maisonhaute. It would not have been possible without him. »
At 4the place tie, another former European Tour player Anthony Snobeck. The latter shot 67 alongside Spain’s David Borda and Austria’s Clemens Gaster.
2nd September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
James Sharp sealed maiden win in Italy
England’s James Sharp sealed maiden win in Cervinio Open after final 65, -4 and total -11. Spain’s Santiago Tarrio finished one shot further for second place on his own and France’s Ugo Coussaud climbed on the podium with -9 total.
The Cervinio Open had a slox start as the bad weather force the officials to stop the game during first round and many players had a long day to complete their two round on day 2. But eventually, the event was played on 3 rounds and provided suspens as big events can do.
Julien Brun was the leader after 2 rounds and 3 holes from the end he could have reach the lead. England’s james Sharps was leader at the club house but the Frenchman, usually solid, was on shot behind with 3 holes to play. Luckily for Sharp, it was not a bed of roses for Brun and he dropped 3 shots in the last three holes. Sharp could enjoy a maiden win on Alps Tour.
Ugo Coussaud is the current leader of the Alps Tour ranking, Adria Arnaus is a little less than 2000 points further, Robin ROussel and Lars Van Mejel are neck and neck for 3rd and 4th place and Lukas Nemecz completes the top 5 with narrow margin over former European Tour player JB Gonnet.