4th November 2022 | Alps Tour Golf

GC Le Fonti and Miglianico G&CC promote the top qualifiers for the 2022 Q-School Finals.

Italy, November 4th 2022- A total of 143 players were competing at Golf Club Le Fonti and Miglianico Golf & Country Club to earn access into next week’s 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Finals. The players concluded their Stage 1 qualifier today, where the top 26 players from Golf Club Le Fonti and top 25 players from Miglianico Golf & Country Club were promoted into the 2022 Q-School Finals

The players that qualified from the three different Stage 1 events that were held at: Acaya Golf Club, Golf Club Le Fonti and Miglianico Golf & Country Club gained access into the 2022 Qualiying School Finals. The finals will be played from November 9th until November 11th at Olgiata Golf Club and Golf Nazionale in Rome where they can earn playing status for the 2023 season is up for grabs.

Stage 1 Qualifier at Golf Club Le Fonti

Round 1 co-leader, Austria’s Nikolaus Wimmer concludes the Stage 1 Qualifier played at Golf Club Le Fonti with the lowest overall score with a two-day total of 4 under-par. Only one stroke back in 2nd place, Finland’s amateur Matias Rantala with a score of 3 under-par. In 3rd place, Italian amateur Gianmarco Manfredi at 1 under-par.

At the conclusion of today’s final round, the top 26 players in the overall leaderboard qualified for the Q-School Finalsthat will be played in Rome next week. As there was a tie for the last 5 spots available and 3 alternates, a playoff occurred to determine who would qualify. After the playoff, the 5 players that qualified were: Andrea Martini, Victor Smrcka, Elia Dallanegra (am), Thomas Recrosio (am) and Brice Ballin (am). The three alternates are: Mike Korver, Francesco Santoni (am) and Andrea Pagano.

Stage 1 Qualifier at Miglianico Golf & Country Club

Netherland’s Rodi Vlasveld shot the lowest score of the Stage 1 Qualifier held at Miglianico Golf & Country Club. He concluded his qualifier in 1st place with a two-day score of 9 under-par (131). In second place, with a two-day total of 7 under-par (133) France’s Maxime Radureau, who was in a tied for 5th place after yesterday’s first round. Only 2 strokes back, in 3rd place, round 1 leader, 16 years old, French amateur Michael Najburg with a two-day score of 5 under-par (135).

At the end of today’s round, the top 25 players in the final scoreboard earned a spot into next week’s 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. As there was a two-way tie for the 25th spot, a playoff occurred between Pierre Paoli and Antoine Bachelier (am). French amateur Antoine Bachelier came out on top and qualified with the last available spot. Pierre Paoli will be one of the alternates for the event next week.  Alongside Paoli, the other two alternates are: Mathieu Montagne (am) and Jaime Nicolau Olmos (am).

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8th August 2022 | Alps Tour Golf

Qualifying School for the 2023 Season, Entries are Now Open

August 8th, 2022 – It was the year 2005 when a young Alps Tour – only four-years old, at that time – first organized its own Qualifying School, in March, at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, in Morocco.

The Alps Tour and its Qualifying School have been growing since, both in numbers and reputation, producing some outstanding talents who would go on winning on the main Tours, like Englishman Matt Wallace, Spaniard Adria Arnaus, Frenchmen Victor Perez, Romain Langasque and Antoine Rozner, Italian Guido Migliozzi, just to name a few.

Now it’s time for the 19th edition of our Qualifying School and, as in the past two years, Italy will play host to the tournament won in 2021 by French amateur Martin Couvra (pictured), recently selected to represent his country in the World Amateur Team Championship alongside two fellow Alps Tour colleagues, Julien Sale (n. 2 in the current Alps Tour Order of Merit) and Tom Vaillant (n. 3).

The tournament that decides who is going to have access to our Tour in the 2023 Season and become the next rising golf stars will take place on two different courses for the First Stage and will move near Rome for the Final Stage.

With the Qualifying School, the Alps Tour confirms its goal of “Raising Golf Stars” – the tagline created in 2021 with the new logo for the 20 years of life of the tour – and opens the door to the future stellar careers of its most talented members.

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

The First Stage is scheduled on November 3rd and 4th over 36 holes; the applicants (78 players on each venue) will have to choose between Golf Club Le Fonti, 36 km from Bologna airport; and Miglianico Golf & Country Club, the traditional venue for eight edition of the Abruzzo Open, 250 km from Rome Fiumicino airport and 18 km from Pescara airport.

When applying for the tournament, the player must choose the venue (Le Fonti, or Miglianico) where he would like to play.

The Final Stage – with a total of 144 admitted players – will then take place on November 9th – 11th over 54 holes on two venues North of Rome, with two rounds alternated on Olgiata Golf Club, host of three Italian Opens (1973, 2002 & 2019), a prestigious “first” for the Alps Tour, and on Golf Nazionale, a Jim and George Fazio Design, with the last round on Golf Nazionale, the challenging and beautiful golf course owned by the Italian Golf Federation inaugurated with the World Cup back in 1991, and recently renovated.

The Final Stage is open to the players who qualified after the First Stage and to the exempt players – as the Alps Tour members ranked in the 2022 Order of Merit but not admitted to the Grand Final, or players who took part in the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship and/or the 2022 European Boys/Men Team Championships.

The Top 35 ranked players at the end of the Final Stage will obtain a full category (cat. 6) to play the Alps Tour events scheduled in 2023.

The entry deadline for both stages is October 10th.

For all info and regulations, click this link ; for entering the 2022 Qualifying School for the 2023 Season, please download the app « Alps Tour Golf » (on App Store for iOS devices and Play Store for Android), go to “Schedule” and click on “Q-School”.


5th November 2021 | Alps Tour Golf

Qualifying School 2021 – First Stage Round 2 Results – Donnelly, De Haas & Ferchaud Victors

November 5th, 2021 – And the winners are: Luke Donnelly from Ireland, Floris De Haas from the Netherlands and Hermes Ferchaud from France on each of the respective courses. The additional winners are the 22 other players at each venue who have qualified for the 2021 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage next week.

At the Miglianico Golf and Country Club, yesterday’s joint leader, Luke Donnelly, maintained his dominant position, carding a -7 (133) for the two rounds. Starting from the 1st tee, he had a birdie and a bogey for par on the front nine and then four birdies and two bogeys to finish on 68 (-2) for the day.

“Two very enjoyable days. The golf course was very good. I loved it from the first day I played it on Tuesday. Course was set up brilliantly by the Alps team. Greens were fantastic. Even after all the rain today they held up lovely.”

In second place was the Belgian, Giovanni Tadiotto, on -6 (134) after today’s round of 65 (-5) and in third place was yesterday’s joint leader, Joel Ramirez Martin the amateur player from Spain, on -3 (137) with a 72 (+2).

The cut for the 23 available slots at Miglianico Golf and Country Club, came at +4 (144) and there was a seven-way play-off for the five spots remaining. The two non-qualifiers take reserve positions for the Final Stage in the event of withdrawals.

Another leader from yesterday, Floris De Haas, held good at the Golf Club Le Fonti to win with -4 (138). The Dutch player had five birdies and four bogeys for a 70 (-1) today.

The course was very playable, and conditions were good but there was only one thing that we wanted to do which was to reach the Final Stage and go to Rome and we did that. I hope the course in Rome as good as this one as it was very enjoyable to play here at Le Fonti.”

Joint runners-up were two English players, Russell Chrystie, yesterday’s other joint leader and Adam Sagar on -2 (140). Chrystie shot a 71 (+1) today and Sagar a 68 (-3). At Golf Club Le Fonti the cut was at +8 (150).

Winner at the Acaya Golf Club was the French player Hermes Ferchaud at level par 142. One eagle, four birdies and a single birdie gave him a 66 (-5) for the round.

“It went pretty well over the two days. Overall, my game was good. I had a strong long game, and my putting was decent. But I was really helped by my best friend who came to caddy for me here and who will be with me in Rome now. He’s a great putter and was a great help with reading the lines. The first round was really difficult as, honestly, I’ve never played such a difficult course with so much wind, but I’m really happy.”

Yesterday’s joint leaders, Ben Schmidt from England and the Swedish player, Filip Lundell were just behind him on +1 (143) with the cut at +11 (154).

The players now head to Rome for the Final Stage which takes place at two adjacent course, the Golf Nazionale and Terre dei Consoli from November 10th to 12th where the ultimate battle for the precious cards for the 2022 Alps Tour season are at stake.

Results Round 2 Acaya Golf Club: click here or check on the Alps Tour Golf app.

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24th April 2021 | Alps Tour Golf

Victory for Vecchi Fossa at Abruzzo Alps Open

April 24th, 2021 – Pescara, Italy. Jacopo Vecchi Fossa raised his second trophy of the month after winning the Abruzzo Alps Open just two weeks after his win at the National Open Golf Championship on the very same course. The Italian who started as joint-leader today, said just yesterday that he was “turbo-charged”. Today he was in over-drive as he finished with -15 (198) here at the Miglianico Golf & Country Club which seems to be a lucky course for him:

“It’s a really good course for my game and I also really like the place where we are, it’s incredible. I played very well, I putted very well also, in fact all aspects of my game worked. Today was a little bit harder because of the wind and I made a mistake on the 3rd with a double bogey, but I hit my best shots on the difficult holes from 10 to 13 which I played very solidly so I’m happy”.

With a double-bogey, bogey, and six birdies for a card today of 68 (-3), Vecchi Fossa’s win puts him at the top of the Alps Tour Order of Merit after three tournaments.

We had been expecting a closely fought final day and we certainly had one. The notoriously difficult back nine proved to be decisive.

David Ravetto in joint second place on -12 (201) had a flawless round and was the only one of the top six players to avoid the back-nine traps to have a bogey-free card. The French player who won the 2020 Alps Tour Qualifying School started for home at just one stroke behind the leader at this point on -10. He added two more birdies on the back nine to his four on the front nine to really make his mark in what looks like a promising rookie season.

He is joined by his compatriot Pierre Pineau who started the round at -8. The Le Vaudreuil based golfer turned for home at -10 after three birdies and a bogey. The uphill 11th par 4 saw another bogey followed by a birdie on the tricky 12th, then two more birdies to place him as joint runner-up.

A trio of players share the fourth position at -11 (202), including yesterday’s joint leader, Edoardo Giletta. He took the lead on the 3rd when Vecchi Fossa double-bogeyed and was sitting pretty at the 7th on -15 after two more birdies when two disastrous double bogeys on the 8th and 9th saw him drop back to -11. His resilience showed on the back nine though when, despite two bogeys, he finished the round with birdies on the 17th and 18th.

Two amateurs are the other fourth-placed players. Tom Vaillant started the day in second place on -11. The French player had a fantastic front nine with two birdies and straight pars to be on -13, just one stroke behind the leader, his playing partner Vecchi Fossa. Despite a birdie on the 12th, three bogeys saw him finish at par for the day.

The Spanish amateur Joel Moscatel had a real ‘montada’ on the front nine. Teeing off at -6 he holed six birdies to rise to -12 heading for home. The infamous back nine took their toll where two more birdies could not compensate for the three bogeys to see him finish the day at 66 (-5).

The Alps Tour players now head to Umbria in central Italy for the Antognolla Open from Wednesday April 28th to Friday April 30th. All six at the top of today’s leader board are among the 138 players currently confirmed so we should have some interesting rounds ahead of us at the Antognolla Golf Club.

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23rd April 2021 | Alps Tour Golf

Giletta & Vecchi Fossa Joint Leaders Round 2

April 23rd, 2021 – Pescara, Italy. It is green, white, and red at the top of the leader board with two Italian players tied at -12 (130), Edoardo Giletta and Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, after 36 holes of the Abruzzo Alps Open. Overnight rain, stronger winds and tougher pin positions were additional factors to be taken into account today on the Miglianico Golf & Country Club course.

Yesterday’s leader Edoardo Giletta was first into the clubhouse after a solid round including six birdies and just one bogey on his card. Starting this morning from the 10th, his sole bogey came on the 12th par 3 which he handled better today after putting a ball in the water yesterday. But as the day before, he immediately riposted with a birdie and then stayed focussed throughout the round for a 66 (-5) for the day:

“My goal was to go for -1 on the front nine and then attack more on the back nine. It was windy but the greens were softer. Although some of the pins were tricky, others could be attacked, and my putting has really helped me these past two days. I tried not to think about leading yesterday evening and thought about playing one shot at a time. the strategy for tomorrow will be the same, and we will see! I dedicate these nice rounds to my family, my grandfather and my coach Alain Vergari who is with me here and always believes in me!”.

Teeing off in the afternoon, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa’s rise up the leader board was as steady as his game today. Also starting at the 10th, he masterfully scored par on the four most difficult holes and sank two birdies for good measure on the outward nine. Coming home he started with four birdies in a row, added another one on the 6th par 4 to card 64 (-7) for the round.

“After three rounds at the National Championship here in Miglianico two weeks ago I won with -8, now -12 after two, I’ve ignited the turbo engine! I started from hole 10, I was careful and didn’t make any errors, then the wind disappeared which meant I could score low on the front nine which are easier. Tomorrow I will play my own game and try not to look at the others’ scores”.

Just one stroke behind them in third place at -11 (131) is the French amateur, Tom Vaillant, who after his second-place finish yesterday, kept a level head and a steady hand to sign a 66 (-5) today with six birdies and one bogey:

“It was a bit complicated at the beginning starting from the 10th and the four hardest holes, but I came through them at +1 so that was okay and after that the putts went in on 16 and 17 for birdie. I had a lot of close approach shots so I’m really happy with how I played and especially my mental approach. I want my game to progress, and I feel that my place now is with the professionals. It’s really good to be able to play here, a real chance so I’m trying to make the most of it”.

Another amateur, Riccardo Bregoli from Italy, sits in fourth place on -9 (133). Five birdies and one bogey gave him a 67 (-4) for the round. A member of the Italian National Amateur Team, he is currently contemplating turning pro:

“It could be the right year.  It is very important to play the Alps Tour because it’s a great trampoline with lots of good players … and many of the good ones started from here so I think it is really the best place to begin”.

With forty-two players having played -1 or more today the cut came at Par (142) which sees a total of 55 players going through to tomorrow’s final, 44 pros and 11 amateurs. Play starts at 8:00am from the 1st and 10th tees.

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22nd April 2021 | Alps Tour Golf

Edoardo Giletta 1 Up after Round 1

April 22nd, 2021 – Pescara, Italy. The Italian player, Edoardo Giletta heads the leader board after carding a –7 (64) after Round 1 here at the Abruzzo Alps Open.

Teeing off from the 1st, Giletta, who turned pro last year, opened in style with an eagle on the first hole par 5, followed by two birdies. Straight pars, another birdie and not a bogey in sight saw him turn for home at -4 (31). The back nine saw four more birdies, a slight wobble on the par 3 12th with a double bogey but a -2 (33) saw him grab the lead.

“I had a strong start with an eagle on hole number 1, a nice drive, a good second shot and I holed a great putt, it was unexpected! On 12 I hit a bad shot, went into the water, and took a drop but I reacted promptly with a birdie the following hole and another birdie before the end. I was very concentrated today and tonight I will speak with my coach about the strategy for tomorrow”.

Hot on his heels at -6 (65) are four players. First into the clubhouse and leader after the morning rounds was the Italian amateur Alessandro Nardini. The 17-year-old started from the 10th and fired six birdies, three each nine, on his bogey-free card.

“The back nine are more difficult but I started strong with -3 so a good game and especially the putting. On the front nine I kept playing well, so I’m very happy about it. I’m a very positive kind of player on the course, I don’t lose confidence if a hole goes wrong, on the contrary, I try to do better on the next and recover, that’s my attitude. I’m super happy to be up there on the leader board in a pro tournament, but this doesn’t mean I am as good as the pros yet! I’m happy to be here and play with them and will try to learn from them”.

Alongside Nardini are Jonathan Yates from Ireland and Uli Weinhandl from Austria. Playing in the same flight off the 10th Yates shot one eagle on the par 5 1st, six birdies, and two bogeys whilst Weinhandl had one eagle on the par 5 9th, five birdies and one bogey. The French amateur, Tom Vaillant completes the quartet. He played a flawless outward nine with five birdies for a -5 (31). A single bogey coming in but a final flourish with two birdies pushed him into joint second.

Rounding out the top ten at -5 (66) are three Italian players, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, Carlo Casalegno, the amateur Ricardo Bregoli and the English player, Thomas Thurloway.

The French amateur Paul Margolis is having a series of firsts on the Alps Tour this season. He had his first victory in a pro tournament when he won the previous tournament, the MIRA Live the Soul Open and today, on the 186 metre, par 3 second hole, he had his first ever hole-in-one after a majestic 6 iron shot. He finished at -2 (69) for the day.

With a total of 67 players at par or under, the tournament is still wide open. The Miglianico Golf & Country Club course is in pristine condition, both fairways and greens, plus the weather promises to continue to be clement which are all favourable signs for some great golf in Round 2 heading for the cut at the end of the day. Tee off starts at 7:30 am from holes 1 and 10.

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19th April 2021 | Alps Tour Golf

Alps Tour Continues in Italy for the Abruzzo Open

April 19th, 2021 – Pescara, Italy. After playing two tournaments in Puglia, the Alps Tour players change region and move further north for the Abruzzo Alps Open. Since its inaugural year of 2014, the tournament has been hosted by the Miglianico Golf & Country Club apart from 2020 when, exceptionally, the tournament did not take place.

And as for the opening tournaments of the 2021 season, players are eager to get out there and play some competitive, professional golf. A full field of 132 players has been confirmed and there is, again, a lengthy reserve and waiting list. Among the 15 nationalities represented there is a total of 109 pros and 23 amateurs.

The previous winner in 2019, Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez from Spain, is now playing on the European Tour and will not be defending his title. There are, however, lots of contenders who will be more than happy to succeed him. Among them, the two victors of the 2021 season-opening tournaments, Ryan Lumsden from Scotland at the MIRA Golf Experience Acaya Open and the French amateur, Paul Margolis, who celebrated his first professional win at the MIRA Live the Soul Open.

Jacopo Vecchi Fossa from Italy is still savouring his win on this very course just over a week ago at the National Open Golf Championship on the Italian Pro Tour. He was also an Alps Tour champion at the 2020 Italy Open and is joined by his compatriot, Stefano Mazzoli, 2020 Red Sea Little Venice Open winner. Jacobo Pastor from Spain is the third 2020 title holder in the field with his home win at Alps de Las Castillas.

Another recent victor is the experienced Alps Tour member, Xavier Poncelet. He took advantage of the lull between Alps Tour tournaments in Italy to pocket a home turf victory at the Open Ffgolf des Aisses just three days ago in France under difficult weather conditions.

The course here was designed by Ronald Kirby, the renowned American architect whose career spans more than 60 years, and whose name is on over 70 courses around the world including the famous Old Head Links on the coast of Ireland. At the Miglianico Golf & Country Club he created a technically challenging but enjoyable course that winds through natural olive groves with strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. The greenside sand traps on the par 4 11th are one such example as is the small lake right in front of the green on the par 3 12th. A forward pin position can make for a tricky approach shot.

The forecast for the Abruzzo Alps Open promises to be within the seasonal norms but rain is a strong possibility on the first two days. The wind is also something that needs to be factored into the game. Given the location of the course, nestled in a valley between the Apennine peaks and the Adriatic coast, wind gusts can come from either direction.

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30th March 2021 | Alps Tour Golf

Paul Margolis Wins the MIRA Live Soul Open

March 30th, 2021 – Lecce, Italy. Yet another suspense-filled finish for the final round of the second tournament of the Alps Tour 2021 Spring Season here at the Acaya Golf Resort where the young French amateur, Paul Margolis edged out Matteo Manassero to win the tournament by one shot at 201 (-12).

Teeing off in the flight ahead of the leader, Margolis had a rock-solid front nine with not a bogey in sight and four birdies to leave the 9th green -11. Behind him yesterday’s leader, Manassero, teed off at the 9th level with the French player. However, a birdie saw him turning for home at -12. Yesterday’s runner-up, Angel Hidalgo Portillo saw the leaders pulling away from him after carding a double-bogey, bogey, and birdie to move back to -6.

Margolis continued his bogey-free run on the back nine with 3 pars and two birdies to be sitting -13 on the 14th. In his rear-view mirror, was Manassero who finished the 14th hole at -12 after one birdie and a bogey. Four holes to go and everything to play for.

Bogey, par, birdie for Margolis to head for the 18th at -13. Bogey, birdie, bogey for Manassero to leave him trailing at -11 on the last hole. Margolis missed his putt to finish with a bogey and headed into the clubhouse at 201 (-12). Everything depended now on Manassero as he had birdied the 18th in the last two rounds in which case, he would have forced a play-off. Unfortunately, today he was not third time lucky and left the green with a par to hand the victory to Margolis.

A fantastic result for the amateur player from the Terre Blanche Golf Resort who just last spring decided to stop his university studies in the USA to devote himself 100% to golf. Currently pre-selected for the French team for next year’s International Amateur Team Championship to be held in France. The MIRA Live the Soul Open is his first professional competition win. When asked how he felt:

” I don’t think it’s sunk in fully yet. It’s hard to take in. I’ve just spent three fantastic weeks here  at the Acaya Golf Resort and this last week was particularly emotional. It’s difficult to realise that on just my third  start on the Alps Tour I get a win”.

Was he aware of what Matteo Manassero was doing in the flight behind him?

Not at all. I told myself last night that I had a job to do out here today and that was to hit the best shots I could. I didn’t look at the leaderboard at all and just stayed focussed on my game “.

What are his plans for the future?

” This result may change things a bit. I had planned to play the Alps Tour as an amateur but I think now I may throw myself into it whole-heartedly. I do have a project with the French Golf Federation to play in the International Team Championship next year so I just need to take the time to reorganise my schedule”.

In third place is another amateur, the Italian Gregorio De Leo on 205 (-8) who was the winner of the Italian International Men’s Amateur Championship at the beginning of March.

In fourth place is Angel Hidalgo Portillo from Spain 206 (-7). That keeps him at fourth position on the Order of Merit. Despite having just missed out on victory today, Matteo Manassero now heads the Alps Tour OofM after two tournaments.

The Alps Tour remains in Italy for the month of April with the next stop for the players being the Abruzzo Alps Open at the Miglianico Golf & Country Club in Pescara from 22nd – 24th April 2021.

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14th April 2019 | Alps Tour Golf

Rising golf stars head to Italy

After the first five tournaments of the 2019 season hosted in Egypt, the rising golf stars of the Alps Tour are back in Europe for the Abruzzo Open Dailies Total 1, starting next week from April 17th through April 19th.

Miglianico Golf & Country Club, in the Abruzzo region (Central Italy, 200 km East of Rome) is a well-tested venue of the tournament for the sixth year in a row, and while in the past it was played towards the end of the season, this year it will be the opening competition of the Continental swing and the first of the five dates of the 2019 Alps Tour schedule in Italy.

Four out of the five 2019 winners will be in the field – Italians Luca Cianchetti (winner of Katameya Dunes Open) and present leader of the Order of Merit Lorenzo Scalise (New Giza Open), Englishman Ben Wheeler (Red Sea Little Venice Open) and Frenchman Frederic Lacroix (Ein Bay Open) – but many other players showed good form and are expected to perform well like Italians Federico Maccario, Enrico Di Nitto and Edoardo Lipparelli, respectively 3rd, 4th and 7th in the ranking, Englishman Andrew Scrimshaw, who was 2nd in the last tournament in Egypt, or Spaniard Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez, who played all the five Egyptian tournaments “in money” with two “top tens”.

The €40,000 prize money tournament is played over 54 holes with a field of 138 players (112 pros and 26 amateurs). Following a cut after 36 holes, the top 40 and ties will qualify for the final day and for the title of the tournament. The winner of the last two editions of the tournament, Italian Guido Migliozzi, is now playing on the European Tour where he recently won the Magical Kenya Open; his scores in the Abruzzo Open were -14 in 2017, when he defeated in playoff Frenchmen Alex Daydou and Julien Foret, and -18 in 2018, one stroke better of Foret, again, and Paul Elissalde, tied second.

The tournament is organized by Italian Pro Tour, branch of the Italian Golf Federation, and title sponsor is for the first time Dailies Total 1, water gradient daily contact lens.

Miglianico G&CC: The 18-hole course, with par 72 and a length of 5875 meters, twists along woods, vineyards and artificial bunkers, with various “out of bounds” and water hazards. The Miglianico Golf & Country Club course was designed by well renowned American golf Architect Ronald Kirby, and has a unique personality. From technical point of view, this is an extremely interesting course with an enjoyable atmosphere, as confirmed by all golfers who play it regularly, by professionals and amateurs coming from abroad to play the international tournaments hosted over the years. Technical, challenging and fun holes are to be found on this golf course which was also venue of the Mediterranean Games in 2009.

Abruzzo Open Roll of Honour :

2014 Juan Antonio Bragulat (Esp) -12

2015 Luca Cianchetti – am (Ita) -11

2016 Stefano Pitoni (Ita) -15

2017 Guido Migliozzi (Ita) -14

2018 Guido Migliozzi (Ita) -18


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22nd September 2018 | Alps Tour Golf

Migliozzi wins Abruzzo Open, his second victory this season

Italy’s Guido Migliozzi won today the Abruzzo Open at the Miglianico Golf and Country Club  with a total score of -18. It is Migliozzi’s second Alps Tour victory this season, and the second time he wins this tournament in back-to-back years.
 Frenchmen Paul Elissalde, who entered the final round as leader, and Julien Foret finished tied for 2nd place with a total score of -17. Alps Tour veteran Foret turned in the best card of the day (-9) with an eagle, 9 birdies and 2 bogeys.
« My day was incredible » Migliozzi said. « I played a solid game on the front 9 and finished 7 under. Then, I managed my game. Unfortunately, I made a double bogey on hole 17th but at the end, it was enough to win the tournament by one shot he explained.  In the first round, I was a bit struggling with my game but I finished with 3 birdies in a row. Yesterday, I had a great round and finished 8 under par. Today, I was hungry, I was seeing the flags and I just wanted to hit the ball close to the flags, that was my game today »  he continued.
« I’m very happy because I was the defending champion and I defended the trophy » he concluded.
Santiago Tarrio (ESP), who finished today’s tournament tied for 7th place (-13 total), is still the leader of the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour official season ranking. Louis Cohen Boyer (FRA), Alexandre Daydou (FRA), Marcus Mohr (ENG) and Xavier Poncelet (FRA). At the end of the season, the top 5 of the Order of Merit qualifies directly to play on the Challenge Tour.
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour will travel to the Golf Club Des Iles Borromées, in Northern Italy, for the last tournament of the season, the 2018 Alps Tour Grand Final (October 18th through October 21st), reserved to the top 50 players in the Alps Tour Order of Merit.
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