It’s time for the 2023 Qualifying School Stage 1 tournaments!
October 31st 2022- In continuation with the past two seasons, the 18th edition of the Alps Tour Qualifying School will take place in Italy. The 1st Stage events will be played between November 2nd and November 4th in three distinct golf clubs: Acaya Golf Club, Golf Club Le Fonti and Miglianico Golf & Country Club. The Final Stage of the 2023 Q-School will occur at Golf Nazionale and Olgiata Golf Club in Northern Rome from November 9th to 11th.
This year more than 300 applications were submitted to take part in the 2023 Alps Tour Qualifying School. Applications were open to any male professional player that belong to a recognized PGA or Golf Federation, as well as male amateurs with a handicap below 2.0. An approximate 183 players from 22 different nations, such as the United States, Turkey, Armenia, Germany and South Africa, will compete in the three Stage 1 events.
The 1st Stage Events will be played over 36 holes with no cut and the top ranked players will gain access to Final Stagetournament. The top ranked players at the end of Final Stage will earn a full Alps Tour card for the 2023 season. There will be 156 players in the field at the Final Stage of 2023 Alps Tour Qualifying School where currently 93 players have already been exempt into the field. The players that are exempt are: Alps Tour members ranked in 2022 Order of Merit that weren’t in the field at the 2022 Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final, players who participated in the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship as well as players who competed at the 2022 European Boys and Men Team Championships.
The Golf Courses-
November 2nd-3rd host, Acaya Golf Resort & Spa is located in the Puglia regions of south Italy. It is a 6,192 meters par 71 course, designed by the famous American studio Hurdzan & Fry. Acaya Golf Club has hosted numerous events in the past including several Alps Tour events. The course is set in a green landscape among ancient olive trees, Mediterranean vegetation and some breath-taking elements, which include a waterfall between hole 11 and 12. Acaya GC is one of the most intriguing golf courses in Italy.
The second golf club that will host the following Stage 1 events between November 3rd-4th is located in Northern Italy near Bologna. The event will take place at Golf Club Le Fonti, in Castel San Pietro Terme. The course is home to 18 holes of golf and will be set as a par 71, 6411 meters. Golf Club Le Fonti is surrounded by rolling hills and a typical Emilia-Romagna landscape. It has previously hosted Alps Tour events, Ladies European Tour events and qualifying schools. This is the longest of the three courses that will host Stage 1 events. The players will have to face multiple water hazards making it a tough challenge.
Miglianico Golf and Country Club is the third course hosting Stage 1 events on the same days as GC Le Fonti, November 3rd-4th. Miglianico is a 5875 meters par 72 course. It was designed by well-known American golf architect, Ronald Kirby. Miglianico G&CC has hosted for seven years the Abruzzo Alps Tour Open as well as the 2021 1ststage Alps Tour Qualifying School and the 2009 Games of the Mediterranean. The course is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, bunkers, and artificial lakes making it a pleasant but challenging course.
Eager to follow along during this highly anticipated moment, we’d like to wish all 183 players good luck!
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