Carlos Pigem pipped Christie and Enoch at the post
Spain’s Carlos Pigem, amateur, signed for 67 today for -13 total. He won the Alps Tour Qscchool final with narrow margin of one stroke over England’s Alexander Christie and Wales Rhys Enoch. No less than 8 nationalities are represented in the lucky 38 players who gained their full category to play the Alps Tour in 2013.
The weather was as great as during the first 2 rounds, warm and fair. The course of La Cala is build on hills all around the beautifull club house. Amateur Carlos Pigem is not a spring chicken. Despite his status, he knows how to deal with big event. He won last July the University Wrold Championship. He was a bit nervous he said.
” I’m very happy, I played well but I was nervous. The course was in great condition today after three sunny days and without wind I knew scores would be low. I felt the tension today and even more when I dropped one shot on the 17th hole. I didn’t know what the group in front did on 18th so I was a bit scared .Now I have a category on a professional tour so I will turn pro, I’m really looking forward to play professional tournaments with the better players. I will go to play the Asian Tour qualifying school as well and then see what happen.”
As far as nations are concerned, Spain is the winner with 9 players getting their category. England is second with 7 players and to join them two players from Scotland, one from Wales and one from Ireland. Italy got 7 players qualified as well. France 5, Austria and Switzerland 2, Norway and Germany one.
The Alps Tour is very happy to welcome you on its circuit. Thank you to La Cala team for amazing welcome. The first tournament is scheduled end of February.
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. See you in 2013!
By Agathe Séron