Kiet Van der Weele captures his 1st professional win at the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas.
Final Round Review
20th– 22nd April 2023
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|1||Kiet Van der Weele (NED)||-22|
|2||Jacobo Pastor (ESP)||-19|
|3||Pedro Oriol (ESP)||-18|
|Oihan Guillamoundeguy (FRA)||-18|
|5||3 Players at||-17|
Final Round Leaderboard
There was a change in weather conditions for today’s final round. Some overnight rain occurred over Palomarejos Golf, in Toledo Spain which allowed the course conditions to soften favoring the players with good scoring conditions. When play began the weather was overcast with the sun peeking through and chillier temperatures compared to the first two rounds. Play began at 9:00 am local time from both the 1st and 10th hole. The leaders teed off at 10:20 am from hole 1.
Final Round Player Quotes
Kiet Van der Weele captures his first professional win at the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas by 3 strokes. He shot a final round of 7 under-par, 65 that included 7 birdies in a row on the front nine holes and 1 birdie and 1 bogey on the back nine for a three-day total at 22 under-par. He turned professional in September 2022. After his win, Van der Weele commented on how “today went really well. The 7 birdies on the front nine really helped me get the round going. I felt really good and the birdies I made weren’t big putts but put me in a good mood and allowed me to play more freely. I haven’t had the opportunity to play many events as a professional having turned pro just last year but capturing my first win so early now it feels really satisfying and I’m sure it’ll benefit me later on. I did it as a team with my coaches, my management so this is definitely a team effort.”
Jacobo Pastor from Spain concluded his tournament in 2nd place with a three-day score of 19 under-par. He shot a final round of 7 under-par, 65 with 8 birdies and 1 bogey. After the round, Pastor commented on his performance this week: “It’s sad to end another round with a bogey. I played well though overall. On the 12th hole I hit a great shot with my 3 wood to a few meters and it was the right moment to put pressure on my fellow competitors and try to reach -21/22 under. I made birdie on the 15th hole and then on the 16th hole I missed a short putt to reach 21 under-par. On 17th hole, I hit a really bad shot and on the 18th hole I made a few mistakes and deserved to make bogey. It was a nice tournament overall and I’m happy with my result. Ending the tournament in 2nd place is always nice especially considering I wasn’t very comfortable with my long game the first few days. I’m looking forward to the next events.”
The tournament ends with a two-way tie for 3rd place at 18 under-par with Spain’s Pedro Oriol and France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy. Just 1 stroke back tied for 5th place Spain’s Quim Vidal, Gonzalo Vicente Elena and Borja Martin.
The Alps Tour Order of Merit rank after the first three events of the season has Quim Vidal leading and Kiet Van der Weeleand Jack Floydd to close out the top three spots. In 4th place, Davey Porsius and in 5th place Oihan Guillamoundeguy.
Kiet Van der Weele winner of the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas, earned 6,525 Order of Merit points and the winning check of €5,800.
The next scheduled event is set for May 11th -13th at Golf Club Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz, Graz, Austria for the 31st edition of the Gösser Open.
The 2023 Alps De Las Castillas is promoted and organized by JGolf.
The event is grateful for the support of: Real Federación Española de Golf, Federación de Castilla La Mancha, Federación de Golf de Castilla León, la Diputación de Toledo, City of Talavera de la Reina, la Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha, Palomarejos Golf, el Consejo Superior de Deportes, Kyocera, Mahou San Miguel, Solan de Cabras and Nextcaddy.
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