13th October 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Garcia storms one shot clear in Andalucia
Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez shot brilliant 65, -5 to go to -11 total in Alps de Andalucia. He’s heading to last day with one shot advantage over France’s Thomas Grava, -10 thanks to best score of the day 64 and Spanish amateur Angel Hidalgo.
Garcia Rodriguez is very confortable playing on home soil. He won Alps de Las Castllas last May and is in contention for second win on Alps Tour this season. The 28 year old player had a solid second round with only one bogey but an eagle and 4 birdies.
Alps de Andalucia is the last regular event before the Grand Final and final top 5 to access Challenge Tour. Ugo Coussaud, Alps Tour leader misse the cut this week and could loose his leadership as Adria Arnaus, second at the ranking, is 5th tie, 4 shots back of the lead.
The drama is on as the top of ranking could swing after tomorrow’s results.
5th May 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Lando-Casanova surged one clear
France’s Jérôme Lando-Casanova took the lead of Alps de Las Castillas thanks to 69, 3 under par card for -8 total heading to last round. Overnight leader Dutch Lars Van Meijel had a poor back nine, 1st to 9th hole in 40 to slide from pole position to 6th tie as he eventually shot 74.
The course defended itself better than during first round on Cabanillas Golf in Guadalajara as rain and some wind showed up during the day. Lando Casanova used his experience of Alps Tour and Challenge Tour winner as well as former European Tour player to tame the course and take narrow advantage of one stroke over Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.
A group of 3 Spaniards is tie for 3rd place with -6 total : Jesus Legarrea, David Borda and amateur Adria Arnaus. The top of the leaderboard is quite congested with 16 players in 4 shots. The weather forecast is pretty nice for final round and players should go for the pins as the greens are a bit more receptive thanks to drops of rain. The cut eventually felt at level par.
9th October 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Bech soared on home soil
Spain’s Pol Bech fired 64 on long 6437 meter course going into final round of Alps de Extremadura. With -11 total, he has a two shot advantage over Alps Tour leader, Dutch Darius Van Driel.
Bech is leading but one of the most amazing round was posted to day by his fellow countryman, Sebastian Garcia. He had a slow start though dropping 3 shots on the first two holes then the Spaniard had an incredible 8 birdie series from the third to the 10th and he missed a short putt for birdie on the 11th to eventually land on earth after a journey in golfers’ paradise. He signed for a 67 card with 10 birdies to be third on his own with -6 total.
Bech had one birdie less with 9 and he only dropped one shot to be in contention for final round. His one and only win was on home soil in 2013. Van Driel holed 9 birdies as well but had 2 bogeys and will be in the last group tomorrow to go for a back-to-back victory on Alps Tour.
The cut felt at +1 and 3 players in Alps Tour top 6 did not make it, England’s Harry Casey, Italy’s Andrea Maestroni and France’s Matthieu Pavon. Once again the ranking will swing at the end of a tournament.