7th November 2022 | Alps Tour Golf
Welcome to the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage!
Rome, November 7th 2022– A long-awaited week for the players trying to capture a playing card for the 2023 season. A full field of 156 players representing 20 different nations, will be competing at this year’s 54 holes Final Stage. 92 players were exempt into the field, while the remaining 64 players qualified through the three Stage 1 events that were played last week.
Players exempt into the field of Final Stage are: Alps Tour members ranked in the 2022 Order of Merit but were not admitted into the 2022 Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final field, players who participated in the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship and players who competed at the 2022 European Boys and Men Team Championships.
The 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage will be played in Rome. For the first two rounds, the players will be alternating between Golf Nazionale and Olgiata Golf Club. For the final round, the players that make the cut will be competing at Golf Nazionale. The tournament will be played from November 9th until November 11th.
The format of the tournament is a 54 holes stroke play, 18 holes a day. After 36 holes a cut will be made to the top 65 players and ties.
At the conclusion of the 54 holes, the top 35 players and ties will be eligible to receive Category 6 membership for the 2023 Alps Tour Season. The rest of the players who made the cut, and finished between the 36th and 65th position will be eligible to receive Category 8 membership for next year’s season. The remaining players will be eligible for membership in Category 9 for the 2023 Alps Tour Season. All of the players in categories 8 and 9 will be subject to the 2023 Alps Tour committee re-rank policy.
A lot of players, like Matt Wallace and Guido Migliozzi, who began their careers participating in the Alps Tour Qualifying School, are now winners on the major tours.
Last year, the tournament was won by France’s Martin Couvra.
For the most up-to-date entry list click here.
The Golf Courses-
Golf Nazionale, one of the venues that is hosting this week’s 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, is a 6462 meters par 72 course. It is considered one of the toughest and most challenging golf courses in Italy as well as being recognized one of the toughest courses in Europe. It was designed by George and Jim Fazio and David Mezzacane, and has hosted numerous prestigious events over the years including the 1991 World Cup. Golf Nazionale is set in the natural landscape of upper Lazio with dense forests full of ancient oaks. It is a very technical but fun golf course for all types of players.
Olgiata Golf Club is home to 27 holes of golf, the West Course and the East Course. This week the players will be competing on the west course. It was inaugurated in 1961 and designed by British Architect, C.Kenneth Cotton. The west course is the older of the two and is an 18 holes course. Prestigious events like the Italian Open have been played numerous times on this course. This is the first time that an Alps Tour event will be played on this course. In 2012, it was completely redesigned by American Architect Jim Fazio to adapt it to new requirements. The current course record for the “West Course” is held by Ian Poulter and Angel Cabrera with a score of 11 under-par (61). Both players achieved the course record during the 2002 Italian Open.
The Alps Tour wishes the best of luck to the 156 players competing this week and are eager to follow the next rising golf stars #risinggolfstars !
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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”.