Rome, November 11th 2022– Netherland’s Lars Van der Vight (am) wins the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage with a three-day score of 11 under-par. In 2nd place with a total score of 9 under-par, Ireland’s Robin Dawson. In 3rd place at 7 under-par Scotland’s Stuart Easton. There was a 3-way tie for 4thplace at 6 under-par: Giovanni Manzoni (am),Theo Boulet (am) and Luca Galliano.
The final round of the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage began at 8:00 am from the 1st and 10thhole and the leaders teed off at 9:50am from the 1st tee. After yesterday’s cut was made, the 65 players (42 pros and 23 amateurs) who qualified for today’s final round, competed at Golf Nazionale (Par 72) to earn their 2023 Alps Tour playing card. Today was a much warmer day compared to the last 2 with clear skies and a beautiful sunshine and some wind which allowed players to take advantage of good scoring opportunities.
Final Round Players Quotes-
Netherland’s amateur Lars Van der Vight wins the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage with a three-day score of 11 under-par. He was in a tie for 3rd place after yesterday’s second round. He shot a final round 5 under-par that included 5 birdies on the front nine holes and 2 bogeys and 2 birdies and 2 bogeys to close out his round. After his win, Lars commented: “I was three shots behind the lead ahead of the round today, so I was just trying to do my own thing. Keeping it to my process and see how far I could go. I got off to a really good start being 4 under after 6 holes and from there I just played really well until the end.” He went on to add how much he enjoyed playing Golf Nazionale: “it is a really good course, you need to have good short game and putting and luckily, I putted well the past two rounds so I’m happy.” When asked about his plans about turning professional ahead of next year’s season, Lars explained he will “remain amateur for at least a few more years and then decide what is best.”
Ireland’s Robin Dawson who was near the top of the leaderboard for the entire tournament, ended his week in 2nd place with a total score of 9 under-par.
In 3rd place at 7 under-par Scotland’s Stuart Easton. He shot a 3 under-par final round that included 4 birdies and 1 bogey. After his round, Stuart commented on his day: “It was nice to know ahead of today’s round that my job here was done so I could play more at ease. I had a great group today, we all played nicely and were comfortably feeding off each other. After 9 holes, I was relieved that I realized that the job was officially done and I have a job for next season. It was a great day.” When asked to it meant to him to have full status for the 2023 season, he went on to add: “I didn’t have a great year this year so now it’s great I have a full category so I can plan my year.”
There was a 3-way tie for 4th place at 6 under-par: Giovanni Manzoni (am),Theo Boulet (am) and Luca Galliano.
Once today’s final round ended, 36 players received Category 6 membership, which is a full playing card for the 2023 Alps Tour Season and will be ranked according to their score. The remaining 29 players who made the cut, received Category 8 membership for next year’s season. The remaining 91 players are eligible for membership in Category 9 for the 2023 Alps Tour Season. All of the players that will be in categories 8 and 9 will be subject to the 2023 Alps Tour committee re-rank policy.
The 2023 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage draws the 2022 season to an end. Now players can enjoy their winter break, until the 2023 Alps Tour season which will most likely begin in February 2023.
We wish everyone a great holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone in the new year for another great year of golf!
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