Jonathan Yates takes the 36 holes lead at the 2022 Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final
|1||Jonathan Yates||-11 (133)|
|2||Stefano Mazzoli||-8 (136)|
|T3||Julien Sale||-7 (137)|
|Carlo Casalegno||-7 (137)|
|Gary Hurley||-7 (137)|
|Lukas Lipold||-7 (137)|
Modena, October 7th 2022– Ireland’s Jonathan Yates takes the 36 holes lead with a two-day score of 11 under-par at the 2022 Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final. In 2nd place only 3 shots back off the lead with a two-day score of 8 under-par, Italy’s Stefano Mazzoli. There is a 4-way tie for 3rd place at 7 under-par that includes: Julien Sale, Carlo Casalegno, Gary Hurley and Lukas Lipold.
Today was another beautiful fall day with sunny skies and a comfortable temperature at Modena Golf & Country Club, host of this week’s 2022 Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final. It was a day where players could take advantage of good scoring opportunities and try to make a move on the leaderboard ahead of tomorrow’s very important final round. At the end of tomorrow’s final round, 5 Challenge Tour, category 12 cards will be assigned to the top 5 players in the final Order of Merit rank. Play began this morning at 8:30 am from the 1st hole for all competitors and the first-round leaders teed off at 12:00pm.
Round 1 Player Quotes-
Ireland’s Jonathan Yates who was in a tie for 2nd place at the conclusion of yesterday’s 1st round, finds himself in the lead after today’s round. He followed his opening round of 5 under-par, with a 6 under-par in the second round for a two-day total of 11 under-par. For the second day in a row, Jonathan had a strong finish with a birdie on 17 and 18 to conclude his round. When asked to comment on his strong finish again today, he said: “I hit it stiff on 17 again today with a great shot to about 2 ft. On 18 I played it as a 3 shot hole and hit a wedge shot stiff. I’m very happy again.” Jonathan commented today’s round with the following: “Today was different than yesterday, my game wasn’t as good, it wasn’t as solid but my iron play was fantastic. Today was a fun day. I believe playing later in the day, the ball goes a lot further than earlier in the morning so maybe it plays slightly shorter but it definitely gets firm and fast. The greens are really good and rolling well as well.”
Italy’s Stefano Mazzoli, winner of the first event of the season at the 2022 Ein Bay Open shot an incredible 9 under-par round today for a two-day total of 8 under-par and be in 2nd place only 3 strokes off the lead entering tomorrow’s final round. He made 5 birdies and 1 eagle on the front nine and 1 bogey and 3 birdies on the back nine. At the end of his round, Stefano commented: “Today I wanted to come out and have a good round especially after yesterday’s round where I struggled a lot. Today I holed a lot of putts right away and get off to a good start and then I was able to stay calm on the back nine. I made 29 on the front nine making two very good birdies on 8 and 9 which gave me good momentum.”
In the 4-way tie for 3rd place at 7 under-par and 4 shots off the lead there is: France’s Julien Sale, Italy’s Carlo Casalegno, Ireland’s Gary Hurley and Austria’s Lukas Lipold. There are 4 players at 6 under-par in a tie for 7th place.
The final round of the 2022 Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final will begin at 7:50 am from hole 1 and 10 with the final group teeing off from the 1st hole at 9:30 am.
The 2022 Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final is promoted directly by the Alps Tour. The event can count on the support of Regione Emilia- Romagna, Modena Golf & Country Club and Federazione Italiana Golf. The tournament also has the support of numerous sponsor suppliers such as: BPER Banca, Costa Crociere, Jaguar Land Rover, Sky Sport, Golf 2.0, Hygien Fee and Tweentee. The event also has numerous partners such as: Geo Group, Farmacia Costa, Consultants, Nanoprom, Costruzioni Generali due, Spin Automazioni, Golf’us, Ecoricerche, Gruppo Fiori, GSM, Slurp, Blondi Gioielli, Termoidraulica Venturelli/Ferretti Costruzioni, ITAS Assicurazione Agenzia Bevilacqua, Marano Lamiere, Poligolf Modena, Modula, Voiello and Parmigiano Reggiano.
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