29th August 2012 | Alps Tour Golf

Quintarelli highlander in Cervinia


Italian Niccolo Quintarelli did the job today shooting 7 under par 62 during first round of Valle D’Aosta Open. He was the leader at the club house as the play was suspended for the day due to thunderstorms and confirmed this place as the round was completed on thursday morning.

A pack of 5 players are 2 strokes behind, Italy’s Andrea Zanini and Alessio Bruschi, Scot Kris Nicoll and Northern Ireland’s Richard Kilpatrick and talented Austrian amateur Lukas Nemecz.

This week is a matter of numbers, big, high, small. The course is for sure the highest of the year. Cervinia is more than 2000 meters above the sea and it makes balls fly further. Players should adapt their distance. After 5 weeks off, Alps Tour players are warming up on short 5300 meters par 69 in Cervinia but cold in the morning and tricky tee shots helped the course to resist – just a little bit- to players assaults.

Italian amateur holed in one on the 12th and France’s Emmanuel Mercadier did double eagle on 13th par 5. No less than 431 biridies holed during this first round.
By Agathe Séron

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