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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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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13th May 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

Ronan Mullarney wins the 31st Gösser Open

Final Review 

GC Erzherzog Johann
Maria Lankowitz, Graz, Austria
11th– 13th May 2023
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Leaderboard

   Pos.                 Name      Score
      1 Ronan Mullarney (IRL) -12 (132)
      2 Gianmaria Rean Trinchero (ITA) -8 (136)
      3 Timon Baltl (AUT) -7 (137)
      4 Oihan Guillamoundeguy (FRA) -6 (138)
Enrico Di Nitto (ITA) -6 (138)

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Ronan Mullarney wins the 31st Gösser Open

Maria Lankowitz, May 13th 2023– Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney wins a weather shortened 2023 Gösser Open with a two-round total of 12 under-par. Gianmaria Rean Trinchero from Italy concluded the tournament in 2nd place with a two-day score of 8 under-par. In 3rd place, a past winner of the Gösser Open Austria’s Timon Baltl with a total score of 7 under-par. Tied for 4thplace just 1 stroke back France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy and Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto.

The 144 players in the 2023 Gösser Open field had to compete three days with a constant rain fall and cold weather condition. As the rain never stopped falling over Golf Club Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz, Austria the course was definitely softer but the weather conditions didn’t make it easy for the players.

Due to the delays and the unfavorable weather forecast, yesterday, the Tournament Committee of the 31st edition of the Gösser Open decided to reduce the tournament to 36 holes with no cut.

Play was first suspended on Thursday during the 1st round due to flooded greens and continuous heavy rain. Round 1 then resumed yesterday, Friday 12th May thanks to the great work performed by the Golf Club Erzherzog Johann- Maria Lankowitz superintendents lead by head superintendent Robert Keusch and his staff.

The second round began yesterday at 3:00pm but at 7:30pm, Tournament Director Alessandro Pia, suspended play due to darkness. The last 18 holes resumed today at 8:00 am still under an unceasing rain fall and cold weather.

Final Round Player Quotes

Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney who is 27 years old, captured his 1st full-field professional win at the 2023 Gösser Open! He shot an 8 under-par 64 in this first round and a 4 under-par 68 in round 2 for a two-day total of 12 under-par. He previously had played in some events in 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic began but this is his 1st full year on the Alps Tour. Ronan turned professional in 2019 and competed in the 2022 Open Championship. After his victory, he was very pleased, “It was a difficult 36 holes, in these conditions. Trying to keep the umbrella up and down and keeping my bag as dry as possible, a lot of things to happening on top of the golf that has to be played. Being from Ireland and having grown up into these conditions probably helped me. I can assure you that no one likes playing in these conditions but I might have slightly more experience than the rest of the guys.”  Ronan went on to add: “I’m delighted to have won this event but it won’t mean a lot to me unless I’m able to end the season in the top 5 at the end of the year.”

Gianmaria Rean Trinchero from Italy who currently represents Golf Club Monticello concluded the tournament in 2nd place at 8-under par. After his round, Gianmaria happily commented: “today was another very wet round of golf, unfortunately, I got the bad side of the draw where we got hit with the heaviest rain but I’m pleased as I played pretty well from tee to green and putted very well.” He went on to add that “I’m very happy because I didn’t make any silly mistakes that allowed me to not make many bogeys. I would like to thank my caddy for the support this week on all the on-course decisions we made together and allowed me to not make silly errors”. Gianmaria also said: “My objectives for the year won’t change, I obviously would like to finish the season in the top 5 of the Order of Merit rank.”

Austria’s Timon Baltl who represents Murhof Golf Club and previously won the Gösser Open in 2019, concluded the tournament in 3rd place with a two-day score of 7 under-par. He captured his Challenge Tour card in 2020 thanks to the results he achieved on the Alps Tour in the 2019 season. Timon concluded the event as the highest Austrian player on the leaderboard. After the round, he commented “I played a lot of golf at this golf course since it’s very close to where I was born. I played various junior events growing up as well as the Gösser Open for so many years. It really helps to know the course inside and out especially as I know the greens well and they can be tricky. I stayed in Graz at my dad’s house this week which is what I believe one of the reasons that allowed me to play well.”   Timon believed his key this week was to “stay calm and patient especially with the weather conditions we had and also because the course was really wet. It would have been easy to get frustrated but I’m glad I was able to remain patient throughout the week.”

At the conclusion of the 31st Gösser Open, Spain’s Quim Vidal still leads the current Order of Merit standings. Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney jumped into 2nd place with his win today. In 3rd place Netherland’s Kiet Van der Weele and in 4th place France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy. England’s Jack Floydd rounds out the top 5.

Final Round

Ronan Mullarney winner of the 2023 Gösser Open, earned 6,525 Order of Merit points and the winning check of €5,800. The players competed for an overall prize fund of €40.000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points.

Due to the fact that the 31st Gösser Open became a 36 holes event with no cut, the prize money will be assigned to the top 40 professional players and ties. The Order of Merit points will be given to the top 40 (and ties) Alps Tour Members both professional as well as amateur players.

The next scheduled event is set for May 24th-16th at Golf Club La Pinetina in Como, Italy for the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON.

Tournament Promoter

The 4th event of the 2023 season, is promoted by Murhof Gruppe. The sponsors and partners of Murhof Gruppe are Gösser BeerRegion GrazLipizzaner Heimat- SteiermarkAustrian Golf Federationthe city of Maria Lankowitz Wallfahrtsort Freizeitparadies and Steiermärkische Sparkasse. Their media partners are: Gepa PicturesAntenne Steiermark andKleine Zeitung.

The Murhof Gruppe owns various golf courses throughout Austria including this week’s venue.

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