16th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Paul Margolis and Andrea Romano are co-leading after round 1 of the 2024 Gösser Open.

Maria Lankowitz, May 16th 2024- After the first round of the 2024 Gösser Open, we have a very tight leaderboard. France’s Paul Margolis and Italy’s Andrea Romano are co-leading at 6 under-par. There is a 7-way tie for 3rd place at 5 under-par.
The first round of the 32nd edition of the Gösser Open, which is being held at its regular host, Golf Club Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz, Austria began this morning from Holes 1 and 10 at 7:30 am local time. Players had to face some tough weather conditions today as they battled under consistent rain showers, low clouds, and a temperature around 13° Celsius.The Gösser Open is the oldest and one of the most important tournaments on the Alps Tour schedule. This year we are celebrating the 32nd edition of the tournament.

The event began in 1993 at Steiermärkischer Golf Club Murhof and in 2000 it moved to Golf Club Erzherzog Johann, which became its permanent host. Just a year later in 2001, when the Alps Tour was founded, the Gösser Open became part of the Alps Tour schedule, and has been a regular event since.

Round 1 Player Quotes

Paul Margolis, 24, from France, who has won on the Alps Tour as an amateur in 2021, co-leads after the 1st round of the 2024 Gösser Open with a bogey-free round of 6 under-par, 66. He turned professional at the end of 2021 and has earned various top-10 finishes since. Margolis began his day on the hole 10 where he went on to make a birdie, he then made another birdie on the 12th, 13th and 16th hole before making the turn and adding another birdie on the 1st and 7th hole to conclude the round. After his round, Margolis commented on how, “I played really good golf today. I was really good off the tee, I think I hit every fairway so that made it a lot easier. My putting was also very good. The greens are in perfect condition.” The weather forecast wasn’t promising for today’s round and Margolis added that he found, “the conditions to be good, I was expecting harder weather conditions than what we had. The course is holding it nice. When I woke this morning and saw the rain, I was expecting we were only going to play 9 holes, but it was actually fine.” Looking ahead to the remaining two rounds, he plans on, “I’m going to rest now, hit a few putts and some shots, but most importantly, rest. I know it’s going to be a long day tomorrow; they are forecasting some heavy rain tonight, so we might have a delay tomorrow, but we will see. I think rest will be crucial to find myself in position on Saturday.” 

Italy’s Andrea Romano, 23, finds himself in the lead alongside Margolis after round 1 of the 2024 Gösser Open. During today’s opening round, he shot a bogey-free round of 6 under-par, 66 with 1 birdie on the front nine and 5 birdies on the back nine. He has earned numerous top-10 finishes since he began playing on the Alps Tour but is now looking to break through and earn his first win. After his round, Romano was extremely satisfied with the day, “6 under-par with no bogey makes me very happy. My game is very solid, and today, my putting was very strong. I started on the front nine where I made a lot of pars and only 1 birdie. However, on the back nine, I made 4 birdies in a row, and then on the 16th hole I made an important putt to get to -6. Then, on the 17th and 18th hole, I made some nice recovery shots for par that makes me pleased. This score puts me in a good position for the rest of the tournament.” 

Italy’s Andrea Romano co-leader after Round 1 of the 2024 Gösser Open. Photo Credits: Alps Tour Golf / Federico Capretti

Italian amateur, Marco Florioli, 19, is in a 7-way tie for 3rd place at the conclusion of the 1st round of the 2024 Gösser Open alongside: Maximilian SteinlechnerEnrico Di NittoDavide Buchi, Xavier Poncelet, Lukas Nemecz and Augustin Holé. He shot a 5 under-par, 67 round today making 3 birdies on the front nine holes and then made 1 bogey and 3 birdies on the back nine. His best finish so far this season was a tie for 18th place at the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. Once his completed his day, Florioli explained how today, “my game was very sharp today, I could have holed a few more putts than what I did but I found the greens to be quite tough as there is a lot of grain on them. I will try to make a few more putts during tomorrow’s round. I will use the same strategy and we will see how it goes.”

Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner, 24, is the 2nd place in the 7-way tie for 3rd place with a bogey-free, 5 under-par, 67 after round 1 of the 2024 Gösser Open. In today’s opening round, he began his day with 3 birdies in a row that included a chip-in on the 2nd hole. He went on to make 2 more birdies on the front nine before having all pars on the back nine to conclude the day. Steinlechner mainly plays on the Challenge Tour, but nonetheless, he was very excited to be able to compete this week in his home country, “it’s always important to play tournaments, it doesn’t matter where you play, but tournaments are tournaments, and you always want to do well in any event you play in. So far this year, I’ve played 3 Challenge Tour events, 2 Pro Golf Tours, and this week here on the Alps Tour.” After his opening round, he commented on how: “It was for sure a good start to the tournament here. I played really well on the front nine, but I must say I had a little bit of luck. I chipped in on the 2nd hole, and then I hit the pin on 10. It was a mix of solid play and some luck on my side that’s for sure, but I’m very happy.” When asked about playing in his home country, he added, “it’s always nice playing at home, I’ve played this event twice as an amateur and you know you see familiar faces and you are familiar with the courses.”  With today’s weather conditions, he found that: “it was chillier, and the ball definitely didn’t fly as far. The course is also wet, so you must judge the reaction on the greens.” 

Alongside Florioli (am) and Steinlechner, who shot a first-round score of 5 under par, 67, are Italy’s Enrico Di Nittoand Davide Buchi, France’s Xavier Poncelet and Augustin Holé, and Lukas Nemecz from Austria.

The competitors this week are battling it out for an overall prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 points. The winner of the 32nd edition of the Gösser Open, will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points. Once Round 2 is completed, a cut will be made to the top 40 players and ties.

Tournament Promoter

Murhof Gruppe promotes the sixth event of the 2024 season. The Murhof Gruppe owns more than 25 golf courses throughout Austria, including this week’s venue.

This week’s main sponsor is Gösser Beer. The main tournament partners are: Steiermark Tourismus and Region Graz. The Pro-Am Partners are: GösserSteiermärkische Sparkasse and Antenne Steiermark. The Federations that support the event are: Österreichischer Golfverband – ÖGV and Steirischer Golfverband (StGV) and the media partners are: Kleine Zeitung and GEPA Pictures.

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18th June 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

The Alps Tour and the Pro Golf Tour co-sanctioned event gets underway tomorrow!

Pre- Tournament Notes


Buenavista Golf
Buenavista del Norte, Spain
19th-21st June 2023

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Tournament Entries for the 2023 Tenerife Pro Golf Open

The Alps Tour and the Pro Golf Tour co-sanctioned event gets underway tomorrow!

Buenavista del Norte, June 18th 2023- The Alps Tour heads to the Canary Islands for the 2023 Tenerife Pro Golf Open co-sanctioned event. Being a co-sanctioned tournament with the Pro Golf Tour, the field will be split between players belonging to both the Alps Tour as well as the Pro Golf Tour. The tournament will take place from June 19th until June 21st at Buenavista Golf near Buenavista del Norte, Tenerife, Spain.
The Field

A strong field is represented in Tenerife this week.

There are currently 8 of the top 10 players in the Order of Merit rank participating in this week’s field: Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney, Spain’s Quim Vidal, England’s Jack Floydd, Italy’s Luca Cianchetti and Andrea Romano, France’s Benjamin Kedochim, Netherland’s Lars Keunen and France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy.

The majority of this season’s previous winners will be competing for the 2023 Tenerife Pro Golf Open title which include: England’s Jack Floydd who captured the season opener event, Spain’s Quim Vidal who won the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open, Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney winner of the 2023 Gösser Open and Italy’s Luca Cianchetti winner of the inaugural 2023 Croara Alps Open.

There are 21 different nationalities represented among the 140 players from both tours scheduled to play this week.

They will contend a prize fund of € 30.000 and 30,000 Order of Merit points. The tournament winner will earn €5,000 and 5,000 Order of Merit points. If a player is member of both tours, they will earn Order of Merit points on both ranks.

The format of the event is a 54 holes stroke play where a cut will be made after 36 holes to the top 40 players and ties.

To view the most up-to-date entry list, click here.

The Course

Buenavista Golf opened in 2003 and is located on the north-western corner of the island of Tenerife. It was designed by Seve Ballesteros, and the course is laid out on cliff tops that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. It is surrounded by the Teno mountain range as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Buenavista Golf was recognized as the most spectacular and scenic golf course on the island.

The fairways are generally wide and forgiving but there is thick vegetation and rocks that follow the layout of the course. There are 5 greens that are close to the small cliffs of the rocky coastline with beautiful views of the breaking waves. The water hazards come into play on a number of holes like the 17th hole.
The players will compete on the course that will be set up as a 5948 meters, par 71.

Tournament Promoter

The co-sanctioned 2023 Tenerife Pro Golf Open is promoted by the Pro Golf Tour and organized also by the Alps Tour Golf Association.

It can count on the support of the Turismo de Tenerife as well as the host club, Buenavista Golf

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22nd May 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

The 9th edition of the Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon gets underway!

Pre-Tournament Notes

Golf Club La Pinetina
Appiano Gentile,Como, Italy
24th– 26th May 2023
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Tournament Entries for the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon. 

The 9th edition of the Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon gets underway!

Como, May 22nd 2023- After a week off, the tour returns to action in the Northwestern part of Italy for the 9th edition of the Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon. This will be the 5th event of the 2023 season and will be played at Golf Club La Pinetina near Como, Italy from Wednesday 24th May until Friday 26th May. On Tuesday 23rd May, the traditional best ball aggregate to par pro-am will take place with approximately 25 teams competing.

This tournament is named and dedicated to highly acclaimed golf instructor, Giorgio Bordoni who unexpectedly passed away in 2013 at the age of 48. He was one of the founders of the Blue Team Golf Academy, a unique and innovative initiative in the world of coaching. He also worked many years for the Italian Golf Federation as a National Coach earning many accomplishments in his career.

This is the 9th edition of the tournament which has been a consistent stop on the Alps Tour schedule since 2014. In 2020, it was the only year the event wasn’t played due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Field

All of this seasons winners that include: England’s Jack Floydd currently 5th in the Order of Merit and winner of this season opener Ein Bay Open, Spain’s Quim Vidal current leader of the standing and winner of the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open, Netherland’s Kiet Van der Weele winner of the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas and currently 3rd in the standing and most recent winner at the 31st Gösser Open Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney who is 2nd in the Order of Merit rank, will headline a strong field that will compete for the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon title.

Alongside the current season winners, 4 players in the top 10 in the Order of Merit will compete: France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy who is in 4th place, Italy’s Andrea Romano in 7th in the Order of Merit rank with his compatriots Gianmaria Rean Trinchero who is in 8th place and Cristiano Terragni rounds out the top 10.

The Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon title was captured by notable players over the years. The 1st edition of the event in 2014 was won by Spain’s Borja Virto while his compatriot Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez came to victory in 2019. Another Spanish victory occurred in 2021 with Angel Hidalgo Portillo winning with a total score of 14 under-par. Current DP World Tour player, Italy’s Guido Migliozzi triumphed in 2018.

The 2022 edition was won by Italy’s Gregorio De Leo, he won the 2022 Alps Tour Order of Merit and became a Challenge Tour player. He conquered the event in style with a fabulous 59 in the final round!

From 2015 to 2018 as well as the most recent edition was won by Italian players: Marco CrespiStefano PitoniGuido MigliozziAndrea Perrino and Gregorio De Leo all of whom have been able to honor their fellow colleague, Giorgio Bordoni with victories.

This week, there will be 144 players competing from 16 different nationalities for the title.

The players will be playing for a prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 points. The winner of the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon, will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The format of the tournament is a 54 holes stroke play, where a cut will be made after 36 holes. The top 40 players and ties will compete during the final round on May 26th 2023.

To view the most up-to-date entry list, click here.

The Course

Golf Club La Pinetina in Appiano Gentile, Italy is situated 35 km north of Milan and 12 km south of Como. It is a very undulating 5761 meters par 70 course. It was designed by Harris Albertini Mezzalane and opened in 1971. It offers beautiful panoramic views of the nearby landscape that includes view of Monte Rosa which is the second highest mountain in Italy and the Alps of Lombardy.

Golf Club La Pinetina covers 70 hectars in the “Appiano Gentile and Tradate Pinewood Regional Park” rich of pine trees, oak and chestnut trees as well as Scotch pine and birch trees. It’s not a particularly long course, however the complex design situated on a very hilly terrain, requires accuracy and precise strategy from each player. Thanks to the natural layout of this golf course, players will find notable holes that will allow this course to stand out from the rest.

Tournament Promoter

Like the majority of the Alps Tour events that are played in Italy, the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon is organized by the Italian Pro Tour, which is a branch of the Italian Golf Federation. They are responsible for promoting the majority of the professional golf events that occur in Italy.

For this week’s event, Aon is the tournament Presenting Sponsor. Aon is also a worldwide partner of the 2023 Ryder Cup which will take place at Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome from September 29th until October 1st.

The main sponsors that support the Italian Pro Tour include DS AutomobilesFideuram Intesa SanPaolo Private BankingKappaRinascente and Poste Assicura. In addition, their media partners are the following two Italian newspapers: Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport. The Italian Pro Tour featured social partner is Sport Senza Frontiere Onlus and with an official advisor, Infront Italy.

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23rd February 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

Jack Floydd wins the 2023 Ein Bay Open!

Final Round Review

Sokhna Golf Club
Suez, Egypt
21st – 23rd February 2023 and 26th – 28th February

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   Pos.                 Name      Score
1 Jack Floydd (ENG) -17
2 Andrea Romano (ITA) -15
Cristiano Terragni (ITA) -15
4 Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela (ESP) -13
5 Ronan Mullarney (IRL) -12

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Jack Floydd wins the 2023 Ein Bay Open! 

Egypt, February 23rd 2023 – Round 1 leader, England’s Jack Floydd wins the season opener event, the 2023 Ein Bay Open with a total score of 17 under-par. Andrea Romano and Cristiano Terragni from Italy concluded the tournament tied for 2nd place with a three-day score of 15 under-par. In 4th place, the second-round leader, Spain’s Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela with a three-day total of 13 under-par. In 5th place, just one stroke back Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney.

The weather and scoring conditions have been constant for the players throughout the past few days that have been competing at the beautiful Sokhna Golf Club for the 2023 Ein Bay Open title. Play began at 7:00 am local time and the leaders group teed off at 10:20 am local time from the 1st hole.

Final Round Player Quotes –

Jack Floydd captures his first professional win at the 2023 Ein Bay Open by 2 strokes. He shot a final round of 7 under-par, that included 8 birdies and 1 bogey. He was the 1st round leader and only a few shots back after yesterday’s round. Today he was able to capture the win with one of the low rounds of the day. Jack is 26 years old and turned professional in 2020. This is his 3rd season on the Alps Tour and currently represents Haywards Heath Golf Club. After his victory, he was very happy, “I would like to thank my parents and my grandparents, they’ve been in this with me from the start. I’m very pleased with how the season has started. I have been working hard back home with my coaches so to see it pay-off early on in the year is exciting.” He went on to add that he found “today a little breezier than the first few days with some tucked pins so all parts of my game were in a good spot. I gave myself plenty of chances and holed a few mid-range putts.”  Jack looks forward to the year ahead with hopefully more wins!

Italy’s Andrea Romano, just 22 years old, was near the top of the leaderboard for the entire week and concluded the tournament tied for 2nd place at 15-under par. After his round, he commented: “This week was an experiment for me. Last year I struggled severely with my putting and this year I switched and started putting left-handed. This result was unexpected but I’m very pleased with it. It shows that the change I made is currently showing progress. I’m happy with the way I began the year and looking forward to gathering some good finishes.”

Cristiano Terragni from Italy, who was just 1 stroke off the lead after yesterday’s round, shot a bogey-free, 4 under-par 68 in today’s final round concluding the tournament tied for 2nd place at 15 under-par. After his round, Cristiano commented, “Today I played well, I’m pleased to have put together a bogey-free round. I was in control of my game especially on the front-nine due to the fact that the pins were harder and there was more wind. However, on the back-nine I slowed down until I birdied on the 16th hole. He went on to add: “I’m happy to have begun the season with a 2nd place finish even if a win would have been better.”

In 4th place, the second-round leader, Spain’s Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela with a three-day total of 13 under-par. In 5th place, just one stroke back Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney.

After the first event of the season, Jack Floydd currently leads the Order of Merit standings with 6525 points. Tied in 2nd place Andrea Romano and Cristiano Terragni with 3,656.25 points.

Final Round-

Jack Floydd winner of the 2023 Ein Bay Open, earned 6,525 Order of Merit points and the winning check of €5,800.

The next scheduled event here at the beautiful Sokhna Golf Club is set for February 26th- 28th, for the second tournament of the 2023 Egypt Winter Series: the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open.

Tournament Promoter-

Both the 2023 Ein Bay Open and the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open are grateful for the support of: Sokhna Golf ClubEin BayHassan Allam PropertiesTPC- Touristic Promotion CompanyJaz Hotel Little Venice and Coca Cola Egypt.

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