21st September 2014 | Alps Tour Golf
Nemecz took family revenge
Austria’s Tobias Nemecz won the 12th Open International du Haut-Poitou with one shot advantage at -11 over Jean-Pierre Verselin and current Alps Tour leader Italy’s Nino Bertasio. With this second win this season, Nemecz enters the top 5 of the ranking and could walk on his brother’s steps who graduated last year.
This was an epic finish. Thunderstorms delayed the second round and some players had to complete it this Sunday morning. But the troubles with the weather were not over. The fog forced the officials to find a solution to complete the tournament in time.
The last round was launched in shot gun format, this was the third time in the Alps Tour history after Masters 13 2005 and Mogador 2010. The tournament leader, Kenny Subregis, did not manage to handle the pressure to play for maiden win just for one week after turning pro. He finished at 16th position.
It was uneasy to follow what was going on on course as all the players were holing birdies together but the battle after 12 holes seemed to be between two Alps Tour winners, Nino Bertasio and Tobias Nemecz. Eventually, Nemecz managed to shot 69, 4 under par to win by one this special tournament for Nemecz’ family.
“I had my brother on the phone this morning and he reminded me that he lost here in a play-off. He asked me to take his revenge and I did! I am happy with it.”
The younger Nemecz with this win enters the Alps Tour top 5 and pushed away France’s Thomas Elissade at the worst place, 6th.