Canary Islander Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela and France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy share the lead after two rounds.
Round 2 Notes
La Gomera, Islas Canarias (Spain)
13th– 15th July 2023
|1||Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela (ESP)||-11|
|Oihan Guillamoundeguy (FRA)||-11|
|3||Bob Geurts (NED)||-10|
|Gianmaria Rean Trinchero (ITA)||-10|
|5||Augustin Hole (FRA)||-9|
The 2nd round of the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera which is being played at the breathtaking Tecina Golf on the Island De La Gomera in the Canary Islands began with a 30 minutes delay. They delay occurred as there were some very strong overnight winds that toppled various palm trees throughout the golf course therefore the head superintendent and his staff needed extra time to get the course back into playing conditions for the players. The Alps Tour wants to thank Tecina Golf head superintendent Josè Arrola and his staff as well as Real Federación Española de Golf superintendent Miguel Guerra for their incredible work to allow us to start the second round.
This is the 4th edition of the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera. The 2nd round officially began at 8:50 am local time from the 1st hole.
Spain’s Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela who’s hometown is Tenerife in the Canary Islands, was tied for 14th place at the conclusion of yesterday’s 1st round, after today’s round, he is tied for the lead. He followed his opening-round of 4 under-par 67, with a 7 under-par 64 in the second round for a two-day total of 11 under-par. Today, he made 1 eagle, 1 bogey and 6 birdies throughout his round. He is 26 years old, turned professional in 2021 but is playing his 3rd season on the Alps Tour. After his round, Hernandez Cabezuela was very pleased, “I played much better today, specially from the 1st hole to the 7th. Then I had a couple more chances for birdie but unfortunately didn’t make them. I’m very happy with the score because it was a bit tougher today also condition wise. The wind was obviously a big factor today, it was very gusty so it made it even tougher.” He went on to explain that: “I caught a huge momentum going through the front nine. Just dropped a few putts and hit some really good shots making 4 birdies and 1 eagle in a row. I will for sure be looking for many more tomorrow. I will be focusing on playing my own game, I’ll need to bring my best to hopefully win my 1st title tomorrow and it would be even more special being at home.”
Oihan Guillamoundeguy from France who shot a 6 under-par, 65 during the 1st round and was tied for 5th place, finds himself in the two-way tie for the lead. He followed his opening-round with a 5 under-par, 66 in the second round for a two-day total of 11 under-par. During today’s round, he made 1 bogey, 1 eagle and 4 birdies. Guillamoundeguy is just 18 years old, represents Golf Club Seignosse and he is a past winner on the Alps Tour having won the 2022 Red Sea Little Venice Openas an amateur. He turned professional in December 2022 and he is now competing in his first season as a professional player. So far this season he has captured various top 5 finishes but is looking to breakthrough and grab his 1st title as a professional on the Alps Tour. After the second round, he was very content as he “it was a great round today. I didn’t play as well as yesterday but today was a great effort. The beginning of the day was a struggle as I was hitting some bad shots and quite unlucky in some situations which was hard but then on the 7th hole, I made a clutch putt for birdie which gave me some good momentum.” Guillamoundeguy made an incredible eagle on the par 4, 9th hole where: “My shot of the day was definitely on the 9th where I hit a 4-iron to about 5 meters from the pin and made the putt for eagle.” He went on to add that: “I will try to catch the win tomorrow for sure. It would mean a lot but I don’t want to get too far ahead. I plan on playing like the past two days and see where I end up.”
Twenty-four years old, Bob Geurts from Netherlands who was tied for 2nd place after yesterday’s 1st round, now is a two-way tie for 3rd place, only 1 stroke off the lead at the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera. He finds himself with a two-day total of 10 under-par after his 3 under-par, 68 in round 2 with 1 bogey and 4 birdies. He turned professional towards the end of last year and prior to this tournament, his best finish was an 11th place at 2023 Gösser Open and at the 2023 Croara Alps Open. When he concluded his round, he commented that, “today was totally different than yesterday. There was much more wind but I still managed to play well and put myself in a good position. It could have been better if a few more putts dropped but overall, I’m happy. It definitely played a bit harder and I had to focus on what direction the wind was coming from.” Geurts went on to add that, “tomorrow I plan to just play my own game like I did the past two days and see if it will be good enough for the win.”
Italy’s Gianmaria Rean Trinchero shot an 8 under-par, 63 round today for a two-day total of 10 under-par and is tied for 3rdplace alongside Geurts ahead of tomorrow’s final round at the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera. He is 28 years old and he represents Golf Club Monticello. During today’s round 2, he made 1 double bogey and 10 birdies.
In 5th place with a two-day score of 9 under-par France’s Augustin Hole who shot a bogey-free 6 under-par, 65 in today’s round.
A total of 46 players (42 professionals and 4 amateurs) made the cut which was set at -2 (140).
The final round of the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera will begin at 8:30 am local time from the 1st & 10th hole. The final group will tee off at 9:52 am local time from 1st hole.
The winner of the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera, will earn the winning check of € 5.800,00 and 6,525 Order of Merit Points.
Tecina Golf and Hotel Jardín Tecina, host hotel of the tournament, are committed to sustainability and environmental preservation, which implies a harmonious integration between the golf course, the hotel and the surrounding plant and animal life.
In terms of waste management, the use of plastic has been eliminated as much as possible and digital processes have been adopted to reduce paper consumption. In addition, Tecina Golf has a wastewater treatment plant to ensure adequate and respectful treatment of the water used on the golf course. Hotel Jardín Tecina and Tecina Golf have managed to combine luxury and quality with a solid and respectful approach to the ecosystem, with minimal impact on the environment and local culture.
The 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera is promoted and organized by JGolf.
The 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera can count on the support of the Fred.Olsen S.A., the Federación Canaria de Golf, the Real Federación Española de Golf, the Gobierno de Canarias, Promotur Turismo de Canarias, the Cabildo Insular de la Gomera, Kyocera and Nextcaddy.
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