Round 2 Leader at the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand, Paul McBride. Photo Credit: Federico Capretti / Alps Tour Golf 
30th June 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

Paul McBride leads after 36 holes at the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand

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Aravell Golf & Country Club
Aravell, Lleida, Spain
29th June- 1st July 2023Alps Tour Media Contact: [email protected]


   Pos.                 Name      Score
1 Paul McBride (IRL) -12
2 Manfredi Manica (ITA) -10
3 Oihan Guillamoundeguy (FRA) -9
4 Mathieu Prost (FRA) -8
5 Asier Aguirre Izcue (ESP) -7

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Paul McBride leads after 36 holes at the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand

Aravell, June 30th 2023- After two rounds of the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand which is currently being played at the beautiful Aravell Golf & Country Club, we have a very close leaderboard. Ireland’s Paul McBride leads with a two-day score of 12 under-par after a fabulous 8 under-par in round 2.  Italy’s Manfredi Manica is in 2nd place with a total score of 10 under-par. Only 1 stroke back, France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy.

It was a very long day of golf for the players competing at the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand. Play resumed this morning at 8 am for the conclusion of the 1st round of the tournament, while the morning wave of the 2nd round began at 9:15 am and the afternoon wave at 2:15 pm local time. The players had to face relatively pleasant weather conditions today with mostly sunny but windy skies.

This is 2nd edition of the event, which was created last year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the host golf course.

Round 2 Player Quotes

Paul McBride from Ireland leads by 2 shots at the end of round 2 at the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand. He shot a 4 under-par, 67 in the first round and a fabulous 8 under-par, 63 in the 2nd round for a two-day total of 12 under-par. During today’s 2nd round, McBride made 4 birdies and 2 bogeys on the front nine and 6 birdies in the last 7 holes of the back nine. He is 27 years old and represents The Island Golf Club. After his very strong performance, McBride commented: “I played well on the front nine but made two bad mistakes which caused me the two bogeys I made. On the back nine, I got it going making 6 birdies in my last 7 holes, it hit it close quite a lot and my putting was very good. One of the shots I hit was to about 30 ft and I made the putt which was on the 15th hole which I would consider a bonus because the other were pretty close to the pins. Overall it was a good round and I’m definitely satisfied.” When asked about the final round tomorrow, he wants to “approach it the same way I approach my round today, I just want to keep playing my game and see what that leads me to at the end of the third round.”

Italy’s Manfredi Manica who was in 2nd place after a 8 under-par, 63 in round 1, shot a 2 under-par, 69 in round 2 for a two-day total of 10 under-par. He is in 2nd place, 2 shots from the lead. He is 27 years old, turned professional at the end of 2021 and currently represents Golf Nazionale. During today’s second round, he made 5 birdies and 3 bogeys. After his round, Manica happily commented that: Today was definitely a good day, I can’t say otherwise. Of course, I am left with a bitter taste in my mouth about how it ended because I had gotten off to a really strong start! All in all, I can say I left myself a good chance heading into the final round!”  When asked about the course conditions after the heavy rainfall, he “honestly found a little difference after the heavy thunderstorm. I mainly found that the greens were definitely softer than yesterday! However, the key component was definitely the wind which made my back nine very tough.” He has never won a tournament as a professional player before but has captured a few runner-up finishes. Manica’s expectations for the final round tomorrow “are definitely high heading into the final round tomorrow because especially with a season with not a lot of tournaments, you need to take advantage of opportunities when they happen!”

Oihan Guillamoundeguy from France 18 years old finds himself in 3rd place, 3 shots off after the 2nd round of the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand with a two-day score of 9 under-par.  He made 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 2 bogeys during today’s round for a 3 under-par, 68. He previously won on the Alps Tour as an amateur player but this is his first playing season as a professional golfer. After his 2nd round, Guillamoundeguy he found,“the course was softer than yesterday, I felt like the greens was slower so it made it more difficult to make some putts during the round. I’m still happy though as I had a tough start being +2 after 4 holes but then I managed to stay patient, get a good momentum and hole some putts to change my round.” When asked about trying to capture his first win as a professional, he added “I’m not thinking about the possible result of the round tomorrow, I’m more focused on my process and try to do my best and then I will see what happens. I hope tomorrow will be a good day but I will do my best and try to capture my 1st win as a Pro.” In 4th place with a two-day score of 8 under-par, round 1 leader, France’s Mathieu Prost. Only 1 stroke back, Spain’s Asier Aguirre Izcue. In a 4-way tie for 6th place at 6 under-par: Italy’s Jacopo Albertoni and Elia Dallanegra (am), Spanish amateur Joseba Torres and England’s Jack Floydd.

Final Round

A total of 47 players (including 4 amateurs) made the cut which was set at 143 (+1).

The final round of the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand will begin at 8:40 am local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The final group will tee off at 10:00 am local time from the 1st hole.

The winner of the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand will earn the winning check of € 5.000,00 and 5,000 Order of Merit Points.

Tournament Promoter

The 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand is promoted by former DP World Tour winner, Spain’s José Manuel Lara. He captured 2 wins during his professional playing career in 2006 in Hong Kong and in 2010 at the Austrian Golf Open.

The economic promoter of the tournament is Aravell Golf & Country Club and the title sponsorship of this week’s event belongs to Creand, which was named Crèdit Andorrà during the last edition of the tournament before the launching of its new brand Creand took place.

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