21st July 2017 | Alps Tour Golf

Poncelet took the lead heading to final day

France’s Xavier Poncelet shot second round 68 for -13 total after his opening day with 63 at Lignano Open. A group of 3 players is one shot behind, Austria’s Markus Habeler and Frenchmen Raphaël Marguery and Fabien Marty.

Overnight leader Italian amateur Giacomo Fortini could not keep the pace after his amazing score, 62. He shot 73 today. The course struggled to defend itself against high level of game. The cut felt at -4.

Maxime Radureau, currently at 6th place in the ranking missed the cut and Julien Brun, 7th, is playing on Challenge Tour in France so the opportunity for Thomas Elissalde and Lukas Nemecz is real to enter the top 6 after this event and get an exemption for European Tour Q School and go directly to Stage 2.

7th July 2017 | Alps Tour Golf

Half-way lead for Borda and Marty

Spain’s David Borda and France’s Fabien Marty took the lead half-way tournament in Brittany in Saint Malo Golf Open. Both players signed for course record 64 for a two stroke advantage over a group of 4 players. Marty, who had a great week on Challenge Tour in Saint Omer, confirmed his golf has been solid for a moment.

« I have been playing for a while, today I could start better as I had birdie-eagle-birdie. Obvioulsy it gives you a good pace. Everything went together so yes I can say I am in good form.
We always play to win, if a player says he doesn’t want to win when he enters a tournament, he’d better stay at home. It’s been 12 years I turned pro and I only won once and I finished first pro last year in France so not all of us got the chances to lift a trophy each year.
I really think my experience can help knowing what not to do. But it is never easy to do what you have to do to win. »

David Borda, 30, had the perfect round, 6 birdies, one eagle and no dropped shot.

«To be honnest, it was the greatest day of golf of my all pro career. I think it’s the course record so it is really good. We all want to win but it’s only half-way tournament. There are plenty of goood players chasing me so I have to keep the same rythm. I won’t change my strategy ; I will keep being aggressive as I was during first two rounds. »

Chasing the leaders, French young amateur, Thomas Boulanger, 17, who confessed he was leaving a dream to play so well, fellow countryman, Alex Daydou, Spain’s Jesus Legarrea and Belgium Kevin Hesbois.

The cut felt at -3, 45 players.

7th November 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Fabien Marty from A to Z, Di Nitto qualified as well

France’s Fabien Marty took the lead in El Saler golf golf from day 1 and never left it. The 33 year old player, native from Bordeaux, kept nerves of steal to score 64, 72, 70 and 68 to win European Tour Q School stage 2.
Fabien Marty was among the 6 among who got exemption thanks to his Alps Tour raking end of August.
Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto, 24 year old next month, finished 4th tie on Panoramica golf course to earn his ticket to play next week.
The Q school final offers several stakes.
For Fabien Marty : if he makes the cut after 4 rounds, he will get a full category to play Challenge Tour. If he finished among Top 25 and ties, he will play on European Tour next year.
About the same for Di Nitto except that he already gets a card to play on Challenge Tour thanks to his final Alps Tour ranking.
Franck Daux’ hope leans on Di Nitto’ shoulders. If the latter makes the cut, Daux will play on Challenge Tour in 2017.

6th November 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Marty holds firm on top in El Saler

France’s Fabien Marty is still leading Stage 2 at El Saler golf tie with two other players. There is one day to go to confirm who will play the final Stage of European Tour Q School.

Thanks to his Alps Tour ranking end of August, Marty avoided the Stage 1 of European Tour Q School. His golf is in very good shape and it’s been three days he is holding firm on top of the leaderboard.

Among Alps Tour players, Enrico Di Nitto and Tom Shadbolt, both playing in Panoramica Golf course, are respectively 10th and 15th, so on the right side of the line.

Good day for Raphaël Marguery in Lumine, He shot -4 for a 34th place tie. He have to be in top 20 to have a chance.

Alps Tour winner, England’s Matt Wallace did not manage to improve his score today. He is 66th.

5th November 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Perrier and Pavon to play on European Tour in 2017

Good news from Challenge Tour, Damien Perrier, 2015 Alps Tour graduate just finished 13th of the Road to Oman and will play on European Tour next season.
Fellow countryman Matt Pavon, 2015 Alps Tour member, finished 6th. Congratulations gentlemen! We are very happy for you!
Meanwhile, Fabien Marty is still leading Stage 2 of European Tour Q School in El Saler. Tom Shadbolt and Enrico Di Nitto had a good day in Panoramica golf course, they are respectively 11th and 17th.
Matt Wallace shot +5 after his opening -4 and is 60th in Lumine Golf.

4th November 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Marty to lead after day 1 in European Tour Q School

Fabien Marty leads Stage 2 of European Tour Qualifying School at Golf El Saler with opening -8.

Season is not over for many Alps Tour members. This week is the opportunity to change the profile of their 2017 season. Top 6 of Alps Tour ranking end of August got an exemption to play directly Stage 2, others succeeded in Stage 1 to be in the field.

Below some result of some of our members.

Matt Wallace, winner of the ranking, shot -4 to be at 8th position in Lumine Golf. At the same venue Victor Perez is 64th with +2 and Raphaël Marguery is 72th with +3.

At El Saler, Federico Maccario is 69th with +3.

At Las Colinas, Alps Tour winners Franck Daux shot -2 for 24th place and Thomas Elissalde played +5.

On the last venue, Panoramica Golf, Tom Shadbolt signed for a -5 card and a 10th place, Enrico Di Nitto shot -3, 26th and Stefano Pitoni scored +1, 61st.

21st July 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Daniel Osorio shines in Lerma

Spain’s Daniel Osorio, 31, completed his round birdie –eagle to take Alps de Las Castillas lead thanks to 8 under par card 64. France’s Fabien Marty is one shot back on golf Lerma in Burgos area.

Osorio’s best results this season were during his Egyptian campaign. He recorded a third place during 2016 first tournament, Ein Bay Open and finished 6th in Dreamland Pyramids Open. He turned first nine 2 under par and but came back to the club house in a more efficient way to eventually signed for 64.

Marty made most of his score, -5, from 10th to 18th as well but it was his fist half of round. He had a rollercoaster back nine with two bogeys and 4 birdies to record -7.

A group of three players is one shot further, Spaniards José Ignacio Marin Casado and Alfredo Garcia-Heredia and Victor Perez of France.

The latter had a amazing series from 4th to 9th : he birdied all holes except on par five 8th where he had an eagle.

26th June 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Hubert Tisserand wins on home soil

Amateur Hubert Tisserand from Lyon, France, won the Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or five shots clear of fellow countryman Fabien Marty.

It was almost a one way battle during last round. Fabien Marty managed to come tie with Tisserand after birdying third hole but Tisserand made a birdie on the 4th par 5 and Marty dropped two shots back to back on 4th and 5th. He never caught up with the 22 year old amateur.

Tisserand played solid but birdies did not fall on the front nine, he turned -10 total. He had a quick look to the leaderboard to check if he was leading and then stuck to his game plan, -make birdies and avoid mistakes-.

« I knew I had to make a lot of birdies today because it’s getting harder if you’re beginning bad. My goal was to be aggressive to achieve my plan. When I hit my tee shot on number 10, I just looked at the leaderboard very quickly to see if I was first or not. I was so I told myself that I needed to keep this lead. I had to continue to make birdies and that is why I try to hit the green on the 11th. But it was not that easy because it was pretty windy on some holes. I knew that playing my game would be the best solution to win. »

You have a 5 shot lead and you hit pretty well so there is no reason not to hit driver on the 18th.

Tisserand as an amateur won’t get any euros, his check will go to the first pro, Fabien Marty but he will get the points for the ranking and will have the opportunity to play when he wants a Alps Tour winner.

A group of four players are ties for third place, Scott Danny Young, Italy’s Aaron Zemmer, France’s Nicolas Tacher and Spain’s Daniel Berna.

25th June 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Amateur Hubert Tisserand leads in France

French amateur Hubert Tisserand, 22, shot 69 to lead by one shot at -9 over his fellow countryman Fabien Marty. A couple of Spaniards is one shot further, David Berna and Santiago Tarrio.

Saturdays in a 4 round tournament is supposed to be the shortest day of the week but Mother Nature had decided to disturb the schedule and morning heavy rain delayed the game of two hours. It was a totally different playing conditions after summer and 35°C, it was wet, windy and 19°C.

« It did not bother me » said the leader. « I stayed at the hotel this morning and I managed to enter the round very quickly as I holed a long putt on the first hole for birdie. My game was not so sharp until the fourth but then, I played solid.
I made a mistake on the 9th. We had to wait at the tee but eventually we were told to play and we both miss (Fabien Marty and I) our tee shot on the right. I had a good bogey there because my first ball found the water. »

Clément Sordet from Lyon is the last amateur to have lift the trophy in Metz. Tisserand is from the same city and admitted it would be nice if he could walk in the footsteps of his compatriot.

Fabien Marty was leading by 3 shots heading to the 12th hole but his opponent holed for back to back birdie there and Marty dropped one shot on the 14th and two on the 18th to slept back.

Spain’s Daniel Berna fired the score of the day, 66, -5 to join Santiago Tarrio at -7 total.

24th June 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

100% French podium with Marty leading

It is a 100 % French podium heading to the week end in Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or. France’s Fabien Marty, 33, birdied half of the holes of Golf de la Grange aux Ormes golf course. He had 9 birdies and eventually signed for a 65, 6 under par card to lead with – 9 total.

The player from Biarritz only missed two greens and hit 16 fairways. He could save the par on the 9th and in addition of missing the green on the 13th, he had three putts for a double bogey. Marty’s best season was in 2009 when he recorded three runner up places and many top 10. He had graduated to play on Challenge Tour in 2009.

Amateur Hubert Tisserand confirmed his good form and shot 68 today for -7 total. Louis Capon is 2 shots behind after 68 as well.

The cut felt at +2 for 46 players including 2 amateurs.

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