Round 2 co-leader Davey Porsius. Photo Credits: Alps Tour Golf/ Federico Capretti
27th February 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

Davey Porsius and Issa Abou El Ela (am) lead after round 2 at the Red Sea Little Venice Open. 

Round 2 Review

Red Sea Little Venice Open 
Sokhna Golf Club
Suez, Egypt
26th – 28th February 2023

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   Pos.                 Name      Score
      1 Davey Porsius (NED) -11
Issa Abou El Ela (EGY)(am) -11
      3 Quim Vidal (ESP) -10
      4 Lars Keunen (NED) -8
Federico Maccario (ITA) -8
Davey Porsius and Issa Abou El Ela (am) lead after round 2 at the Red Sea Little Venice Open.

Egypt, February 27th 2023 – At the end of round two, Netherland’s Davey Porsius and Egypt’s Issa Abou El Ela (am) lead the field at 11 under-par. Just one shot back, at 10 under-par, Spain’s Quim Vidal. There is a two-way tied for 4th place at 8 under-par: Netherland’s Lars Keunen and Italy’s Federico Maccario.

It was another beautiful day with a pleasant temperature that welcomed the players at Sokhna Golf Club, courses A&B in Suez, Egypt for the 2nd round of the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open. Play began at 7:00 am local time from both the 1st and 11th hole under sunny skies, a temperature that reached 26° Celsius and winds at about 10 km/h.

First Round Player Quotes –

Netherland’s Davey Porsius who was tied for 4th place after the 1st round of the tournament, is now one of the co-leaders with a two-day total of 11 under-par. He made 9 birdies and 2 bogeys during round 2, for a 7 under-par, 65. Davey has had a few setbacks in his amateur career, however, things changed in 2018 when he played in the KLM Open and then qualified for the Alps Tour. He became a winner on the Alps Tour in 2022 with his win at the Hauts de France-Pas de Calais Golf Open. After today’s round, he was really pleased on how he was able to finish his round, “I was -5 through my last 6 holes hitting it really close and making the putts, that will be some good momentum I can bring into the final round tomorrow. Heading into the last round I obviously will do my best to capture a win to start the season strong.” Davey went on to add that he found: the greens were way better this morning. Yesterday afternoon I struggled on the greens, the balls were going off line quite easily so became a bit frustrating. This morning the greens were fresher which helped obviously being able to make more putts.” 

Egyptian amateur Issa Abou El Ela continues to co-lead after two rounds with a two-day total of 11 under-par. He made 1 eagle, 1 bogey and 5 birdies during his round today. After his round, he was very happy about his iron game today, “I kept hitting it very close to give myself a lot of chances today.” In the middle of his round, he had a momentum change with an eagle and 2 birdies, “those 3 holes gave me a lot of confidence heading into the rest of the round.”  He was also very pleased about being in contention heading into the final round, “tomorrow I will be more aggressive but I will still try to keep my game plan the same hitting fairways and greens and try to put pressure on everyone that way. Players on this tour are very good so I need to stay focused and do my best. Being in contention here at home is amazing, I have a lot of support. I’m just going to try and do my best”

Round 2 co-leader Issa Abou El Ela (am). Photo Credits: Alps Tour Golf / Tristan Jones

Quim Vidal from Spain had 1 eagle, 6 birdies and 2 bogeys in his round today for a two-day total of 10 under-par and is in 3rd place only 1 stroke off the lead. After his round, he was pleased on how he began his round with an eagle and a birdie in the first 4 holes, “I started really good and that gave me confidence for the rest of the round. I was able to just keep playing my game and wasn’t in a rush to make birdies, I knew they would come.” Quim went on to add that today his game was a perfect combination of everything that helped him put his 6 under-par round together. Heading into the final round tomorrow, he “want to stay focused and do the same thing I have been doing the past two days. Just follow the plan shot by shot, control what I can control and see what will happen.”

Tied for 4th place with a two-day total of 8 under-par: Netherland’s Lars Keunen and Italy’s Federico Maccario.

Final Round-

The final round of the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open will begin at 7:00 am local time from the 1st tee. A total of 45 players made the cut which was set at 143 (-1). The final group will tee off at 10:28 local time from the 1st hole.

The winner of the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open, will earn the winning check of €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter-

Both the 2023 Ein Bay Open and the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open are grateful for the support of: Sokhna Golf ClubEin BayHassan Allam PropertiesTPC- Touristic Promotion CompanyJaz Hotel Little Venice and Coca Cola Egypt.

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