Luca Galliano leads after Round 2 at the 2022 Q-School Final Stage.
Leaderboard (Olgiata GC Par 73/ Golf Nazionale Par 72)
|1||Luca Galliano||-9||Golf Nazionale|
|2||Louis Bellan||-7||Olgiata GC|
|T3||Paul Murphy||-6||Golf Nazionale|
|Theo Boulet (am)||-6||Olgiata GC|
|Lars Van der Vight (am)||-6||Golf Nazionale|
|Giovanni Tadiotto||-6||Golf Nazionale|
|Robin Dawson||-6||Olgiata GC|
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Rome, November 10th 2022– Luca Galliano from Switzerland leads with a two-day total of 9 under-par at the end of the 2nd round of the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. In 2nd place France’s Louis Bellan with a total score of 7 under-par. There is a 5-way tie for 3rd place at 6 under-par: Paul Murphy, Theo Boulet (am), Lars Van der Vight (am), Giovanni Tadiotto and Robin Dawson.
A warmer but overcast day was the backdrop of today’s second round in Northern Rome for the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. The 156 players are competing to earn their 2023 Alps Tour playing card on two different courses: Golf Nazionale (Par 72) and Olgiata Golf Club (Par 73). Compared to yesterday’s round, today players switched between the two courses.
Luca Galliano from Switzerland has a 2 strokes lead over France’s Louis Bellan heading into tomorrow’s final round. He shot a 5 under-par 67 today at Golf Nazionale for a two-day total of 9 under-par. Today Luca was pleased as he had a tough start to his second round but was able to turn it around midway. After he signed his card, he commented: “Today was a good round, definitely a positive round. I had a rough start being +3 after 5 holes and wasn’t playing. After that I just told myself let’s try it, I hit a good shot into the 7th hole for eagle and after that my round began. I played solid, just trying to hit every fairway, every green and make some putts.” Luca finished his round strong with an eagle on the par 5 18th hole: “I risked it off the tee on the 18th hole hitting driver and got rewarded with another good shot and made about a 20ft putt for a very good eagle to finish my round off.”
France’s Louis Bellan is in 2nd place with a two-day total of 7 under-par. Today, he shot a 3 under-par 70 at Olgiata Golf Club with 4 birdies and a single bogey. After today’s round, Louis commented: “My game was pretty solid. My driving was on point today and the putts were dropping on the front nine holes. I prefer Olgiata Golf Club out of the two courses, but it’s great to be able to play on two amazing courses.”
Ireland’s Paul Murphy who yesterday was in a tie for 3rd place at 4 under-par, concluded his 2nd round with a two-day total of 6 under-par. Today, he competed at Golf Nazionale. He is in a share for 3rd place heading into tomorrow’s final round. Paul was very pleased with his tournament so far but is tremendously grateful to his friend Harry McGeary that flew in to caddy for him during the first 2 rounds this week. After his round, Paul happily commented: “I went out there today with the intention like nothing happened yesterday and pretty much stuck to my game plan and routine but most importantly believed in myself. Every time I got down I knew I was able to get birdies along the way as I was very confident in myself so it didn’t really bug me.” When asked what he thought about starting his tournament at Olgiata GC, Paul responded: “Yesterday for me personally I had an easier start by starting on the back nine. I knew I wanted to start by going low and then the round took over itself. Luckily, I continued the momentum from yesterday’s round into the round today.” Ahead of tomorrow’s final round where 2023 Alps Tour playing cards are at stake, he said: “Tomorrow I will focus again on the same thing like today by thinking nothing happened today. Take one shot at a time and believe in myself. I put the hard work to use so far so now I just have to let it happen.”
In a 5-way tie for 3rd place at 6 under-par: Ireland’s Paul Murphy, France’s Theo Boulet (am), Netherland’sLars Van der Vight (am), Belgium’s Giovanni Tadiotto and Ireland’s Robin Dawson. An Italian 3-way tie for 8th place at 5 under-par: Adalberto Montini, Niccoló Agugiaro (am) and Giovanni Manzoni (am).
A total of 65 players (42 pros and 23 amateurs) made the cut which was set at +2 (147).
The top 65 players and ties players gained access into tomorrow’s final round that will be played at Golf Nazionale. The tee times will begin again at 8:00 am from the 1st and 10th hole. The leaders teeing off at 9:50 from hole 1. For the final round, it is forecasted to be a sunny day with temperatures that will reach around 20°C and 10-20km/h winds.
At the conclusion of tomorrow’s final round, the top 35 players and ties will be eligible to receive Category 6 membership for the 2023 Alps Tour Season. The rest of the players who made the cut, and finished between the 36th and 65th position will be eligible to receive Category 8 membership for next year’s season. The remaining players will be 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.
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