3rd November 2022 | Alps Tour Golf

Acaya GC promotes the top qualifiers to the 2022 Q-School Finals.

Italy, November 3rd 2022- A total of 180 players are competing on three distinct golf courses throughout Italy for 64 spots that will earn them access into next week’s 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Finals. At next week’s event, players are able to earn playing status for the 2023 season.

Players that were competing at Acaya Golf Club, concluded their qualifier today, where 13 players were promoted into next week’s tournament. The other players that are competing at Golf Club Le Fonti and Miglianico Golf & Country Club will play the Stage 1 qualifier final round tomorrow. At the conclusion of tomorrow’s round, the top 26 players from Golf Club Le Fonti and top 25 players from Miglianico Golf & Country Club will be promoted into the 2022 Q-School Finals.

Stage 1 Qualifier at Acaya Golf Club

Ireland’s hopeful Ronan Mullarney shot the lowest score of the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Stage 1 qualifier played at Acaya Golf Club to conclude his qualifier in 1st place with a two-day score of 5 under-par (137). In second place, with a two-day total of 1 under-par (141) France’s Antoine Santarelli. Round 1 leader, England’s Marcus Mohrconcludes his qualifier in 3rd place with a two-day score of even par (142).

After today’s round, the top ranked 13 players in the final scoreboard: Ronan Mullarney, Antoine Santarelli, Marcus Mohr, Christopher Hickman, John Hickey, Luca Pettinau, Monty Scowsill, Gabriel Naveau, Jaime Camargo, Joseph Hanney, Darren Howie, Michael Vonbank and Arnaud Ahoua earned a spot into next week’s 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. The tournament will be played at Golf Nazionale and Olgiata Golf Club in Rome from November 9th until November 11th.

Stage 1 Qualifier at Golf Club Le Fonti

At the conclusion of the first round of the 2022 Alps Tour Stage 1 Qualifier currently played at Golf Club Le Fonti, Italian amateur Diego Buttironi and Austria’s Nikolaus Wimmer are in a two-way tie for the lead at 2 under-par. There is a 5-way tie for 3rd place only 1 stroke back at 1 under-par with: Italy’s Gianmarco Manfredi (am), Spain’s Manuel Gonzalez Camarero (am), United States of America’s Blair Key, Italy’s Lorenzo Casartelli (am) and Montenegro’sAleksandar Radoicic.

In a tie for 8th place at even par for the day: Matias Rantala (am), Gautier Brisout de Barneville, Christian Verrougstraete, Victor Smrcka and Guerric Jacqui (am).

At the end of tomorrow’s round, the top 26 players will earn their spot into next week’s Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage where they will compete to earn their playing status for the 2023 season.

Stage 1 Qualifier at Miglianico Golf & Country Club

French amateur Michael Najburg, who is only 16 years old, leads with a 3 under-par 67 after the first round of the 2022 Alps Tour Stage 1 Qualifier which is currently being played at Miglianico Golf & Country Club. Michael made 6 birdies and 4 bogeys during his opening round.

France’s Louis Bellan is in a three-way tie for 2nd place only 1 stroke back with a score of 2 under-par alongside two Netherland amateurs Che De Bake and Thom Linssen. Only 1 stroke back from the three-way tie, there is another three-way tie at 1 under-par with French amateur Paul Franquet, Netherland’s Rodi Vlasveld and France’s Maxime Radureau.

These are the only 7 players who were under-par at the conclusion of today’s first round.  At the end of tomorrow’s round, the top 25 players will earn a spot in next week’s Qualifying School Final Stage.

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2nd November 2021 | Alps Tour Golf

Qualifying School 2021 – First Stage Round One at a Trio of Venues in Italy

November 2nd, 2021 – With the continuing support of the Italian Golf Federation, the First Stage of the Alps Tour Qualifying School for the 2022 season takes place this week over two days and two rounds of 18 holes at three different venues in Italy.

There is a record number of entries in this 20th anniversary year, with aspiring golfers from all over the world seeking to join the ‘Raising Stars’ Alps Tour. They will play 36 holes of stroke play to try and be among the 144 Final Stage entrants of the QSchool next week, the top 35 of whom receive a full category on the tour for 2022. However, only about a third of them on each course will make it to the Final.

In the South of Italy, 70 players are lined up to play at the Acaya Golf Club near Lecce. The course hosted the two opening tournaments of the 2021 season, the MIRA Golf Experience Acaya Open and the MIRA Live the Soul Open. The par 71, 6192 m/6772 yd open parkland layout can be challenging with its numerous bunkers, water coming into play on half the holes and an added difficulty: the wind.

Further up the coast, wind can also be a factor at the second venue where 71 players will head out on the Miglianico Golf and Country Club, regular host site of the Abruzzo Open. The par 71, 6015 m/6578 yd course has fairways that are quite narrow whilst the bunkers and water hazards are carefully distributed to make some holes tricky.

For the third venue, we move to the North of Italy and the Golf Club Le Fonti in Castel San Pietro Terme near Bologna. A welcome return to the course which last hosted the Alps Tour in 2010 for the Le Fonti Open. The 71 players on this, the longest of the three First Stage Round One courses, par 71, 6411 m/7010 yd , face multiple water hazards making many holes a real technical challenge.

The weather looks promising with pleasant temperatures in Acaya, slightly cooler in Miglianico and a possibility of showers in Castel San Pietro Terme.

The Alps Tour Qualifying School is open to male professionals belonging to a PGA or a recognised golf federation, and male amateurs with a maximum handicap of 2,0.

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