19th June 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or is next up
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour are making their way to Metz (France) this week for the Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or June 21st through June 24th.
3rd June 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Marcus Mohr wins in Guadeloupe
Marcus Mohr (ENG) won the Open Saint-François Région Guadeloupe on Saturday at the Golf International Saint-François with a total of -7.
It was Mohr’s first professional victory.
France’s Maxime Radureau finished 2nd with a total of -4 while a group of 5 players tied for 3rd place at -3: Frenchmen Anthony Renard, Xavier Poncelet, Louis Cohen-Boyer, Guillaume Cambis and Spain’s Ivan Cantero Gutierrez.
« I will remember this victory forever » 27-year-old native of Liverpool Marcus Mohr said. « I went trough so many emotions out there, it was a really good day all in all » he added. « You have to embrace the heat and everything. Even if I had not won, I would have enjoyed my week because you learn so much by travelling, the people have been so kind here, the course was a new challenge to me as I never played a course like this before » he continued.
The final round’s turning point was when Mohr made an eagle on the 17 to seal the victory. « I used a 3 iron. It was 228, into the wind, I knew it would go the right distance if I hit it right in the middle, it was just whether it would hold in the wind and fortunately, it did » he explained. « It went pretty much where I was aiming and It was a relief to see it because I could not see it finish. Someone said it hit the pin. I was looking at the leaderboard, I always want to know where I am with the leaderboard, and Maxime Radureau was tied with me at 5 under. I was looking at pulling off probably one of the best shots I’ve ever had at the right time » he continued.
Mohr made an eagle, 4 birdies and 3 bogies in the final round.
« Turning around and seeing my friends on the 18, knowing that I had done it, it was great » Mohr concluded.
With today’s victory, Marcus Mohr now leads the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour official season ranking.
During his thank you speech, Marcus Mohr thanked everyone involved in the tournament organization and particularly the greenkeepers as Mohr was one of them at the age of 15 working on a golf in England.
Saturday’s weather conditions were sunny and temperatures above 30°C.
The 9th edition of the Open Saint-François has already been confirmed for 2019.
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour will now travel back to Europe for the Alps de Andalucia at La Monacilla Golf in Huelva, Spain, starting on June 14th.
20th October 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Radureau Takes Charge in Borromees
Perfect golfing conditions prevailed again today during the second round of the Grand Final at Golf des Iles Borromées, and it was Maxime Radureau who capitalised with a flawless 68 (-8) backing up his first round 68.
Radureau, 24 from Poitiers in France, started with two pars before shooting five birdies on the front nine, adding a further three more on the 11th, 12th, and 14th holes taking him to the top of the leaderboard on -11, three shots clear of the rest of the field.
“I am very satisfied today because I did not make any bogeys.”
Radureau, who won earlier in the season at the Open de Mirabelle d’Or, is all too aware of the consequences of the week; a win would propel him into the top five on the order of merit, earning him on of the Challenge Tour cards. He, however, is not focused on that stating:
“My aim tomorrow is to try to do the same and have a lot of fun on the golf course”
In joint second place, on -8, are Frenchmen Amaury Rosaye and Leo Lespinasse along with overnight leader, Scotsman Jack McDonald.
McDonald shot -2 after posting a six under yesterday and had an interesting card, including 7 birdies, 3 bogeys and a double. Lespinasse managed an eagle two birdies. The only blot on his card was on the par four 12 hole, where he managed to hole a shot from a greenside bunker to save bogey.
Rosaye started with a bogey on the first hole having got into difficulties but having steadied the ship produced a bogey free 17 holes of golf.
“ I am very happy, the first three holes were not good, I made miracle bogey on one, then a birdie on the fourth. My strength was with my putting, I had 23 putts today and 13 greens in regulation so some solid stats. The greens are firming up and you have to think hard to play well here. I like it is very tranquil on the course. I am looking forward to playing with Maxime, (Radureau), tomorrow.”
Rosaye is looking for his first top 10 finish of the season; his best result so far is 11th at the Open St Francois Guadeloupe
The third round starts tomorrow at 08:30 local time with the leaders, Radureau and Rosaye teeing off at midday.