27th August 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Chris Paisley third time winner


Chris Paisley first shot the best score of the week, 63 to lead tie with Carlos Aguilar then he won his third title this season after holing for eagle on first extra hole…

Bookmakers wouldn’t had win lot of money with Chris Paisley. It was sure, at least almost, that the 25 year old player would win again this season. Paisley, leader at the Alps Tour ranking, has already won twice in Spain and is in the top 80 of the Challenge Tour as well. This kind of situation never happened in Alps Tour history and proved the level of Pailey’s game.

Paisley was leading 2 weeks ago in Belgium at Flory Van Donck Trophy but on the very last hole, Italian Crespi grabbed the victory. Paisley’s thing is to come back from behind. He did that kind of joke for his maiden win in Valencia. This time, Paisley was 8 strokes behind of the leader Spain’s Carlos Aguilar. During last round, many players shot low scores but Aguilar struggled a lot with his game and could not hole as many birdies as he expected. Meanwhile, Chris Paisley signed for astonishing 63, 8 under par and was the leader at the club house with -11. Aguilar just needed a birdy on the last hole to win. He holed this precious birdy during first 2 rounds but unfortunately did not on the last.

Both men went into a play-off and this time, Paisley did not check on the 18th. He holed an eagle and let no chance for anything than a happy ending English story. At third place, talented Austrian amateur, Manuel Trappel who has just won the European Amateur Championship.

The 6 players who get their exemption for first qualifying stage of European Tour Tour School are : Marco Crespi, Jason Barnes, Guillaume Cambis, Scott Henry, Jason Kelly and Ignacio Sanchez-Palencia. No tears nor cry after this ranking was completed, it is the same as before Styrian Mountain Golf-Open presented by Lyoness.

Agathe Séron

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