17th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Narrow advantage for Tarrio in Costa del Sol
Spain’s Santiago Tarrio, 25, will have a narrow advantage heading to Alps de Costa del Sol final round with -10 total. The young man signed for 69 thanks to 6 birdies and 3 bogeys. There are two men only one shot back, France’s Nicolas Tacher and England’s Tom Shadbolt.
There are only 3 tournaments left to complete the 2016 Alps Tour season. Matt Wallace has already secured his category to play on Challenge Tour next year, at least. The battle behind to grab the 4 spots left is very tight and the final ranking can really move until the last event.
Santiago Tarrio’s best result this season is a 12th place, twice. Nicolas Tacher and Tom Shadbolt were both close to win during the last 12 months but none of them managed to seal a victory.
The 3 men shot under par the first three rounds. Tarrio and Tacher both broke 70. The odds for a new winner to engrave his name on the trophy are high but Thomas Elissalde, winner 3 weeks ago in Italy, is only 3 shots back. The road to be the one to lift the trophy in Spain is wide open.
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.
17th October 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Gressier still leading the way in Abruzzo Open.
Slightly off with his game today, Julien Gressier shot 1 under to book his leadership on the second to last tournament of the season.
After a bogey on his 17th hole, the Frenchman holed a putt for birdie to finish 7 under par total, just one shot ahead fellow Nicolas Tacher.
The 28 year old player, who scored 1 under par on his first round, clearly went out of second gear today when he birdied 5 holes between 7th and 13th. Thanks to his card of 66, Tacher moved up at the second place, ready to chase for a maiden win on Alps Tour. Moreover, as currently 54th on the Tour ranking, no doubt he fancies managing his game tomorrow to catch a spot on Top 50 ranking before Grand Final in Israël next week.
At -5, Spain’s Larranaga and Italians Benatti, Cianchetti (am) and Maccario, who shot a flawless 65 today, share the last step of the podium.
Cut felt at level par, qualifying within the 43 only 3 players of the Alps Tour Top 10. As for now, thrilling changes on the ranking are still to come.