12th June 2022 | Alps Tour Golf
Tom Vaillant wins the 2022 Open de la Mirabelle D’Or.
Metz, June 12th, 2022 – Tom Vaillant wins the 2022 Open International de la Mirabelle D’Or with a birdie on the 4th hole of sudden-death playoff. France’s Tom Vaillant and Italy’s Manfredi Manica both concluded their final round at Domaine de la Grange aux Ormes, taking part in the two-way sudden-death playoff thanks to their three-day score of 14 under-par. One shot back tied for 3rd place at 13 under-par France’s Franck Daux and Romain Guillon.
The final round of the 2022 Open de la Mirabelle D’Or began at 7:27 am from hole 1 and 10. The final group teed off at 9:00 am from the 1st hole. A beautiful day allows spectators to anticipate optimal scoring conditions from the players at Domaine de la Grange aux Ormes. The course has hosted this event since its inaugural year in 2003. However, it officially became part of the Alps Tour schedule in 2005.
Koen Kouwenaar, remains the current Alps Tour Order of Merit leader. He has a 406.74 points advantage over Tom Vaillant who has moved into second place.
French amateur, Tom Vaillant celebrates another home success for France winning on the 4th hole of sudden-death playoff with a 2m 50cm birdie putt. He was 8th in the Order of Merit before the start of this week, has now moved to 2ndin the rank. Tom shot a bogey-free final round 63 with 5 birdies and 1 eagle for a total at 14 under-par. Even though, Tom is still an amateur, he is an experienced Alps Tour player being his second season playing on the tour. When he completed the playoff, he was very pleased, “It was a really good day, played very nicely so it’s always great to have a great day like today. It means a lot to win here in France in this historical tournament. Even after the win today, my goals won’t change, I want to do my best everyday in every round.”
Italy’s Manfredi Manica, who was leading after round 1, had a final round, 6 under-par 64 that included 2 hole-out eagles and 2 birdies for a three-day total of 14 under-par. He had a strong start to his final round, holing out the eagle from 70 meters, on his 1st hole. Nevertheless, his strong finish on the 18th hole allowed him to compete in the playoff at 14 under-par, holing out for eagle from 153 meters. Manfredi was extremely happy, “on the 18th hole, I knew that I had to make 2 to be in the playoff, therefore I tried to go for the pin to hole it and it worked. My goal for the season is to do the best I can and try to be in the top 5 of the ranking. Another couple of weeks like this week and it might happen. This was a very positive week and I’m very happy.”
Franck Daux of France, shot a 7 under-par round 63 today with 9 birdies and 2 bogeys for an overall 13 under-par ending the tournament in a tie for 3rd place. After his round, Franck commented, “It went very well today. I started very strong, had some bad breaks mid round but then had a strong finish which I’m pleased at. I want to try and maintain a good quality of golf for this big stretch of tournament that is coming up.”
France’s Romain Guillon shot a final round 6 under-par 64 for a three-day total of 13 under-par. He had a very strong start to his back nine, with an eagle at the par 5 10th hole and another eagle at the par 4 11th hole.
Tom Vaillant winner of the 2022 Open de la Mirabelle D’Or, earned 6,525 Order of Merit points. Manfredi Manica earned the €5,800 check as Vaillant is an amateur player. There was a two-way tied for third place at 13 under-par that included, Franck Daux and Romain Guillon. Just one shot back from there, in a tied for 5th place at 12 under-par: amateur Julien Sale and James Sugrue.
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The 11th event of the Alps Tour season will be played next week near the Northeastern border of Spain. The event is scheduled from June 16th until June 18th at Aravell Golf & Country Club in Aravell, Spain for the inaugural full field event, the Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà.
This event is organized and promoted directly by the golf club, Golf Domaine de la Grange Aux Ormes. The Institutional Sponsors that support this tournament are: Région Grand Est, Département de la Moselle, Ville de Marly, Inspire Metz and Fédération Française de Golf. The Private Partners at this event are: Crédit Agricole, Quadral, Mercedes Kroely, Demathieu & Bard, JC Decaux, Opéra Théâtre, Mayer and Banque Populaire. The Official Suppliers of the tournament are: Eurogolf Luxembourg, Lemoy, Heineken, Château Sainte- Marguerite, Cristian Senez, Agence Grand Angle and Café Richard. In addition, their media partners are the following two media outlets: La semaine and Républicain Lorrain.
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15th April 2022 | Alps Tour Golf
Manuel Morugan wins the 2022 Abruzzo Alps Open after a sudden-death playoff.
Pescara, April 15th, 2022 – It was another beautiful spring day with pleasant temperatures for the final round of the 2022 Abruzzo Alps Open. This allowed the players to have an opportunity for optimal scoring conditions. The event this week was organized by the Italian Pro Tour, a branch of the Italian Golf Federation which promotes all professional golf events in Italy.
Three players concluded their final round with a three-day score of 12 under-par which lead to a 3-way sudden-death playoff on the 10th hole of Miglianico Golf to claim the 2022 Abruzzo Alps Open. Ireland’s David Carey, Spain’s Manuel Morugan and Netherland’s Koen Kouwenaar took part of the 3-way sudden-death playoff.
Spain’s Manuel Morugan won the 2022 Abruzzo Alps Open with a birdie on the first playoff hole after hitting his shot to 80 centimeters from the hole on the 10th green. By winning the 2022 Abruzzo Alps Open, he earned €5,800 and 6,525 points in the Order of Merit and after his victory 13th in the Order of Merit. For Manuel Morugan, 31 years of age representing Real Guadalhorce Club de Golf, this week was his fifth event of the season and his first victory on the Alps Tour. Morugan stayed near the top of the leaderboard this week with three rounds consistently under par. He shot a 68 in round 1, a 65 in round 2, and final round 65 which included 1 eagle and 3 birdies. Morugan was very emotional after his winning birdie putt today with tears of joy running down his face “This win is very special for me as last year I wasn’t able to compete due to a wrist tendon surgery I had to get done and wasn’t able to play. I am very happy to have won especially after a playoff. I have an amazing family, staff and girlfriend who support my career and I wouldn’t have done it without them. I definitely want to come back to Italy and play the next event at Molinetto.”
Koen Kouwenaar turned professional at the end of 2020 but is playing his first season on the Alps Tour due to a wrist surgery which occurred last year and ended up needing surgery. Kouwenaar was the Round 1 leader of the event with a brilliant 7 under-par round.
Ireland’s David Carey who is currently 25 years of age and turned pro in 2015 and has been an Alps Tour member since. He has numerous top 3 finishes on the Alps Tour including a win at the 2019 Cervino Open. Carey had a three-day total score of 12 under-par here at the 2022 Abruzzo Alps Open. His final round today included 7 birdies, 1 eagle and a single bogey for an 8 under-par round, 62. After his round Carey was very pleased with his performance and how his game performed at Miglianico Golf, “I’m very happy with today’s round. I birdied 5 of my last 6 holes yesterday and continued that momentum into today’s round. I’m very happy with how I managed my game, lots of softer swings especially with my driver. I wasn’t hitting it as far as I normally would, but I made up for it with some very good short game and putting. I eagled my last hole, so I’m very happy with my temperament and how I handled the whole situation.” Carey also commented on how the conditions were nicer today as there was less wind compared to yesterday and also on how “I struggled with the par 5 the first couple of days but made up for it today with 2 birdies and 1 eagle. The par 3 at Miglianico Golf play very difficult so the tee shots need to be accurate.” Carey enjoys playing here at this venue because “It’s not so long but it’s tricky if you are out of position. I’ve always enjoyed playing this course. I’m very good with my wedges so I think that’s what suits me about this course.”
Gary Hurley was in solo second place one shot from the playoff.
Stefano Mazzoli of Italy remains the current Order of Merit Leader after 6 events with 12,687.86 points.
Italy’s Gregorio De Leo, one of the leaders after Round 2 was awarded as the best Italian player in the field. His had a total score of 10 under-par, just 2 shots back from the leaders, he was pleased with his round “I’m happy about the results of this tournament even though I wanted to win. I’m working hard on my game and I’m finally seeing the results. I want to win and hope to win on Italian soil.” France’s Tom Vaillant was awarded the low amateur of the tournament with a total score of 8 under-par.
The next stop on the Alps Tour schedule stays in Italy but will move north towards Milan at a country club that has never previously hosted an Alps Tour event. The event is scheduled from May 4th-6th at Molinetto Golf and Country Club for the inaugural Molinetto Alps Open.
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