13th December 2012 | Alps Tour Golf

Five leaders on three courses in La Cala


After a tough day on three difficult courses, First Round of the First Qualifying Stage is now over. 85 players will be qualified tomorrow evening for the Final Stage: 38 on Asia course, 37 on America course and 10 on Europa one.

On Asia, three players are sharing the lead at -3: Spain’s Jose Maria Orozco, England’s Ben Montgomery (for his first appearance on Alps Tour) and Italian Simone Baroni. The 29 year old player from Florence said “I made 3 birdies and one eagle on the first nine holes. When we went to the back nine, the wind became stronger and conditions changed a lot. It was more difficult. La Cala is a very technical course and you have to play well if you want to make a good score. As always, the Alps Tour organization is really good.”

On America side, tournament is led by Tom Shadbolt from London who scored 67, five under par, and with two strokes clear. “The America course is in very good condition, especially the greens” said the 24 year old Englishman. “I played solidly. My goal is to join Challenge Tour then European Tour and the Alps Tour is the best way to achieve it as friends of mine suggested.”

Last on Europa, Nick Flynn leads with 70, one under par. The Englishman from London aged 26 told us: “the course is very tough and the level of play is really high. I made three birdies and two bogeys. My good short game helped me a lot.”

Tomorrow, players will do their best to qualify for the Final Stage. Good luck to everybody!

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