30th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Brandon Kewalramani leads after Round 2 at the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar

Roquetas de Mar, May 30th, 2024 – After two rounds of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de MarBrandon Kewalramani from the United States of America leads with a two-day total of 9 under par. In a 4-way tie for 2nd place at 6 under-par: Italy’s Mattia Comotti, France’s Maxime Legros, Spain’s Mario Galiano Aguilar, and Marcos Pastor.

It was another beautiful day with sunny skies and a warm temperature that welcomed the players at Club de Golf Playa Serena in Almería, Spain, for the 2nd round of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. It’s a new tournament in the 2024 Alps Tour Schedule. Play began at 8:00 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The perfect weather conditions allowed the players competing for the title, the opportunity to take advantage of optimal scoring opportunities.

Round 2 Player Quotes 

Brandon Kewalramani, 25, from the United States of America, concludes the 2nd round of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar in the lead with a two-day total of 10 under-par. He was tied for 3rd place after yesterday’s round 1 with a 4 under-par, 66 while today he shot a 5 under-par, 65 making 6 birdies and 1 bogey. This is his 1st year competing on the Alps Tour, and he has been performing well since the beginning of the season. He won the 2024 Austrian International Par 3 Championships, which took place ahead of this year’s 2024 Gösser Open. After he concluded his round 2, Kewalramani commented: “I played really solid today, the putter was working well today, I felt really comfortable over the putts, my iron play was great too. I felt like I could really give myself a lot of birdie chances today, and I was able to convert them. When I did get in trouble, my putter was able to help me out.” He added that he: “hasn’t looked at the scoreboard yet, and I probably won’t be looking much at the leaderboard tomorrow. I like to stay in my own world out there and I will try to do the same tomorrow, I’ll keep my head down and mind my own game and hopefully after 18 holes tomorrow it’ll work out.” When asked about potentially earning his first win on the tour tomorrow, Kewalramaniexplained: “It would obviously mean a lot to win, but you know if it doesn’t happen tomorrow, the experience I gained from myself in the situation last week in France in Bordeaux and again here will help my game regardless of what happens. Hopefully, I will try to take more advantage on the shorter par4s as I feel that’s where I left some shots out there today, but all in all, I will try to keep doing what I’ve done the past two days.” Kewalramani also wants to: “Thank the Alps Tour, the host club Club de Golf Playa Serena, and the Spanish Federation for putting on such a great event. The golf course is in great shape, and it’s truly a pleasure to compete here. I’m looking forward to another round tomorrow.”

Italy’s Mattia Comotti, 24, is in a 4-way tie for 2nd place after two rounds at the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. He was tied for 3rd place at 4 under-par after the 1st round of the tournament and shot a 2 under-par, 68 today with 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 3 bogeys to move into the 4-way tie for 2nd place with a two-day total of 6 under-par. Comotti won his 1st Alps Tour title at the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON. He turned professional at the end of July 2023, so this is his 1st full playing season on the Alps Tour as a professional player. After his round, Comotti commented: “Today I played very solidly, especially my long game, my putting wasn’t however as sharp as it was yesterday. Overall, it still is a positive score. The course is proving itself to be quite tough; the scores are much higher than what I expected at the beginning of the week. It’s a course which is very difficult to put a very low under-par round together, maybe because the greens aren’t extremely fast or because the back nine are quite hard.” When asked about being in the lead after the morning wave, he added: “I didn’t expect to be in the lead for the moment, most likely this afternoon, someone will pass me, but this morning with no wind and relatively easy pins I thought the scores were going to be lower than what they ended up being.” Looking ahead into tomorrow’s final round where he will have a chance to earn his 2nd Alps Tour title, Comotti plans to “take time to rest and recharge the batteries this afternoon as it will be a long day tomorrow where a lot of wind is expected so I want to be rested and ready for the new day.” 

Maxime Legros, 22, from France, concludes his round 2 of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar with a total score of 6 under-par and finds himself in a 4-way tie for 2ndplace alongside Mattia ComottiMario Galiano Aguilar and Marcos Pastor. He shot a 4 under-par, 66 in today’s round with 5 birdies and 1 bogey. After his round he commented: “Today went very well, I have been playing better for a couple a weeks now and today I finally felt confident over the ball. I really enjoyed the course this week! It’s fair and rewards you when you are able to hit good shots. We must take advantage of the front 9 because on the back 9, there are no par 5s, and birdies are much tougher to get.” Legros tomorrow plans on:“Just keep doing what I have been doing the past couple of days. I’ll have to start off strong and make a few birdies on the front 9 to set me up well for the rest of the tournament. This afternoon, I’ll make a good recovery, and tomorrow, I’ll just try to stick to my strategy and hope it goes as planned!” 

Spain’s Mario Galiano Aguilar, 28, moves into a 4-way tie for 2nd place after two rounds of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. He was tied for 18th place at 1 under-par after the 1st round and shot a 5 under-par, 65 in today’s round 2 to conclude with a two-day total of 6 under-par. Galiano Aguilar has earned several Top 10 finishes on the Alps Tour throughout his playing career but is looking to break through and earn his 1st win on the tour. After his 5-under-par round, Galiano Aguilar commented: “I’m very happy, it’s been an important change from yesterday to today. Yesterday I didn’t hit it well from the tee, but I was able to get 1 under-par round.  When I finished, I changed the set-up of the Driver. I gave it one more degree, and today it went much better. From the tee, I played phenomenal today, and I have also putted better, and it was visible in my results.” He also added that he’s: “hitting the ball much more comfortably but especially with myself. At the beginning of the year, I decided not to listen to anyone, and work on my own and that has been the key for me, I am much more comfortable in all aspects. I started the season playing well in Egypt, and that has helped to give me confidence and keep going so far this season.”

In the 4-way tie for 2nd place alongside ComottiLegros, and Galiano Aguilar with a two-day total of 6 under-par there is Spain’s Marcos Pastor. He currently holds the course record at Club de Golf Playa Serena with a 64 back in 2013 when his fellow countryman Pol Bech won the Alps Tour event. He was tied for 3rd place after yesterday’s round 1 with a 4 under-par, 66 and during today’s round 2 he made 4 birdies and 2 bogeys for a 2 under-par, 68.

Final Round 

A total of 43 players made the cut which was set at 140 (Par).

The Final Round of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar will begin at 8:15 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The final pairing will tee off at 9:32 a.m. local time from the 1st hole.

In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the Winner of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. The Winner of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar will earn €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar can count on the support of the joint collaboration between the Real Federación Española de Golf and the Real Federación Andaluza de Golf. It also has the support of the City Council of Roquetas de Mar, the Andalusian Government, the Consejo Superior de Deportes and Kyocera.

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20th April 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

Enrico Di Nitto leads after Round 1 at the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas.

Round 1 Review

Palomarejos Golf
Toledo, Spain
20th– 22nd April 2023

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   Pos.                 Name      Score
      1 Enrico Di Nitto (ITA) -9 (63)
      2 Marcos Pastor (ESP) -8 (64)
      3 Victor Jimenez Bravo (ESP) -7 (65)
Lars Keunen (NED) -7 (65)
 and 2 other players at -7 (65)

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Enrico Di Nitto leads after Round 1 at the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas.
Toledo, April 20th 2023 – After round 1 at the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas, we have a packed leaderboard. Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto leads the way with a 9 under-par 63. In 2nd place only 1 stroke back, Spain’s Marcos Pastor. Tied for 3rd place at 7 under-par: Spain’s Victor Jimenez Bravo, Netherland’s Lars Keunen and Kiet Van der Weele and Ireland’s James Sugrue.

A beautiful sunny day with blue skies and temperatures that reached 29°C was the backdrop of today’s first round at the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas. The tournament is being played at Palomarejos Golf in Toledo, Spain. Today, players competed with perfect scoring conditions with approximately 20km/h winds. Play began at 8:30 am from both the 1st and 10th hole. The forecast for tomorrow’s round is expected to remain very similar to today’ with slightly more wind. For Saturday’s final round, some rain and chiller temperatures are expected.

Round 1 Player Quotes –

Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto who represents Olgiata Golf Club leads by 1 stroke at the conclusion of the 1st round at the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas. He shot a bogey-free, 9 under-par opening round. He is a past winner on the Alps Tour and is playing this week on a wild card invitation. Di Nitto played the first two events of the season in Egypt finishing T14 and T26. He was very content with his round as it is his Personal Best score: “I had a good start today, I putted really really well today especially under 4 meters and hit my irons very close to the pins.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take advantage of the par 5 but overall, it’s a result I’m very happy as this is my Personal Best score. I will try to keep playing with little to no expectations so I can focus on my game and give 100% during every round. I would like conclude this season earning my full card for the Challenge Tour.” 

Marcos Pastor from Spain, concluded his first round with an 8 under-par, 64 and is in 2nd place only 1 stroke back. He began his round on the 10th hole today and made 2 birdies and an eagle on the par 4, 15th hole. Pastor was very satisfied with his round, as this is the 1st time he played this course: “I’m very happy as 8 under-par I believe is a good score to start the tournament. I unfortunately wasn’t able to play a practice round yesterday as I arrived late, I only walked 9 holes and the remaining 9 holes I saw them through Google Earth so that makes it an even better round.” Pastor added: “I began my round making some good putts on the first few holes and then on the 15th hole, I had 103 meters and holed out my 56° wedge for eagle.”

Spain’s Victor Jimenez Bravo, is one of four players tied for 3rd place at 7 under-par. He made 8 birdies and 1 bogey during his 1st round. Jimenez had a good confidence boost following today’s round: “I came to the tournament not hitting the ball very well, but today has been a day that the ball has gone more or less where I wanted. haven’t had good results for a while, since the qualifying round of the Spanish Open when I shot 5 under par and I was one shot away from qualifying. This is a pretty good confidence boost.” Jimenez is also a great tenor singer, “My father supports me one hundred percent with everything I do.” He also added that recently played with my father and he gave me good advice. The advice he always gives me and everyone else is “hole by hole and stroke by stroke” and in the end that’s what I did today, I thought about the moment, not the result.”

Netherland’s Lars Keunen, shot a 7 under round 65 with 2 bogeys and 4 birdies on his front nine and 5 birdies, 1 double bogey and an eagle on his back nine to be tied for 3rd place. Keunen had a strong finish to his 1st round with 1 eagle and 3 birdies on his last 5 holes. After his round, he was pleased to comment: “Today was definitely a good start! It took me a while to get comfortable with my shots but after 6 holes I got it going nicely.” This is the first time that Palomarejos Golf hosts an Alps Tour event, Keunen found the course in good conditions, “the golf course is nice, not very difficult but in very good condition which makes it fun to play.” When asked about his strong finish, Keunen added “after making double bogey on 13 I knew I had some easier holes coming up glad I was able to take advantage of them. Hopefully I can keep the birdies coming tomorrow!” He went on to add that he expects the winning score on Saturday to be around 18 under-par.

Ireland’s James Sugrue is also tied at 7 under-par and 2 strokes off the lead. He made 6 birdies, 1 eagle and 1 bogey. Sugrue won the 2019 Amateur Championship and he was then able to play in the 2020 Masters, 2020 Open Championship and 2020 US Open. He turned professional at the beginning of 2020 but due to the pandemic, this is his second full season on the Alps Tour. After his 7 under-par round, Sugrue commented on how “the course is very scorable but only if you’re in the fairway, therefore you must drive it well and I’m pleased I was able to do that today. The weather was phenomenal today, even though there is a good breeze now but it was perfect for scoring.”  Looking ahead to the rest of the week, Sugrue added “I believe the winning score will be around 19 under-par.” 

In the 4-way tie for 3rd place alongside Victor Jimenez BravoLars Keunen and James Sugrue at 7-under par and 2 shots back of the lead there is Netherland’s Kiet Van der Weele. He made 8 birdies today and 2 bogeys.

The 132 players are competing for an overall prize fund of €40.000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The winner will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Round 2-

The second round of the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas will begin again at 8:30 am local time from the 1st and 10th hole. After round 2, a cut will be made to the top 40 players and ties.
The first-round leader, Enrico Di Nitto will begin round 2 at 14:04 local time from the 10th hole.

Tournament Promoter

The 2023 Alps De Las Castillas is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The event is grateful for the support of: Real Federación Española de Golf, Federación de Castilla La Mancha, Federación de Golf de Castilla León, la Diputación de Toledo, City of Talavera de la Reina, la Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha, Palomarejos Golf, el Consejo Superior de Deportes, Kyocera, Mahou San Miguel, Solan de Cabras and Nextcaddy.  

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16th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Pastor leads by one heading to the week-end

Spain’s Marcos Pastor took half way lead in Alps Costa del Sol. He signed for back to back 68 to lead by one over fellow countryman Santiago Tarrio.

Pastor tamed the course of Lauro Golf the same way he did during first round but with no mistakes. He managed not to drop any shots during the second round and holed four birdies on 4th, 8th, 12th and 15th holes.

Tarrio had more ups and down with special momentum, a hat trick of birdies from the 13th follow by a dropped shot on 16th. All in all, he had five birdies and 2 bogeys for a three under par card 69.

Frenchmen are chasing the Spanish duo. With -6 total, two shots back of the lead, Nicolas Tacher from Paris. He signed for another 69 following his first one yesterday. Alexandre Widemann and Thomas Elissalde are -5 total. Both are former winners on Alps Tour and their experience could help them to catch up with the best score.

The cut fell at +2.bandeau sponsor

15th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Spanish armada to lead

Spain’s duet took the lead after first round in Alps Costa del Sol. Marcos Pastor and Santiago Tarrio shot 68, -4 for a one shot advantage over a group of 7 players.

There are 3 events left to complete the 2016 Alps Tour season. Matt Wallace secured his category on Challenge Tour next year thanks to five wins in 6 events. But the top 5 is still very opened and a good result could change the picture.

Pastor only played 4 events this season on Alps Tour. He had seven birdies and made 3 birdies. Tarrio holed for 6 birdies and only missed two holes.

If we pay attention to the well ranked players, Franck Daux and Victor Perez had a tough day and they have been beaten by the course, uncompromisingly.

Thomas Elissalde and Stefano Pitoni stayed strong to keep their position. The latter shot -1 and the young Frenchman signed for a 2 under par card. The projected cut after one round is +1.

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