16th June 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

France’s Théo Boulet wins the 21st Open International de La Mirabelle d’Or.

Metz, June 16th, 2024- France’s Théo Boulet wins his first Alps Tour title at the 21st Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or with a total score of 11 under-par. In 2nd place, only 1 stroke back at 10 under-par, Italy’s Flavio Michetti. In a three-way tie for 3rd place with a three-day score of 9 under-par: France’s Damien Perrier and amateur Nathan Legendre and Vince Van Veen from the Netherlands.

The final round of the 2024 Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or began at 9:11 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The final pairing teed off at 10:50 a.m. local time from the 1st hole. The players competing at Golf Domaine de la Grange Aux Ormes disputed today’s final round under a mix of weather conditions that included mostly cloudy sky, some moderate winds, rain, and a temperature around 18° Celsius.

This year, we celebrated the 21st edition of the tournament, which has been part of the Alps Tour schedule since 2005.

Final Round Player Quotes

France’s Théo Boulet, 21, earns his 1st professional win this week at the 21st Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or. He was tied for 2nd place after yesterday’s round 2, and today he shot a bogey-free 5 under-par, 65 to conclude the tournament with a three-day total of 11 under-par. In today’s final round, Boulet made 2 birdies on the front nine holes and then added 3 more birdies on the back nine for his 65. After securing his win, Boulet was very emotional: “It was a very good day, I played really well again on difficult day with tough weather conditions. There was a lot of wind today, which affected the round. My game has been extremely solid again, so I’m really pleased about it.” Boulet admitted that he definitely felt: “some nerves on the first tee, I was just a little bit nervous but after that I was very confident with my game, so it was ok.” Capturing this win here in France this week means a lot to him: “I’m so happy. It means a lot because the beginning of the season wasn’t that good for me, so it’s really nice to turn things around. It truly is special to win my first professional title here in France, at home. I’m very happy about that.” Boulet wants to: dedicate this win to my coaches, my parents, my family, and my sponsors who have supported me from the beginning.”

Flavio Michetti, 20, from Italy, shot a final round of 5 under-par, 65 to conclude the tournament in a solo 2nd place with a three-day total of 10 under-par. He shot a bogey-free round today, making 2 birdies on the front nine holes and 3 birdies on the back nine holes. He has earned several good finishes this season and is looking to break through and win his first Alps Tour title, hopefully in the upcoming tournaments.

After this week’s 2024 Open International de La Mirabelle d’Or, France’s Benjamin Kedochim is the new Order of Merit leader with 15,203.25 points. Italy’s Edoardo R Lipparelli is in 2nd place with 15,138.00 points and Aymeric Laussot from France maintains his 3rd place with 13,054.50 points. Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto remains in 4th place with 12,954.45 points and Vince Van Veen from Netherlands has moved into 5th place with 10,202.25 points.

Final Round

Théo Boulet, winner of the 2024 Open International de La Mirabelle d’Or earned the winning check of €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The next Alps Tour scheduled event is set for June 27th– 29th at Aravell Golf & Country Club in Aravell, Lleida, Spain. We will be celebrating the 3rd edition of the 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand.

Tournament Promoter

The tournament 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 EstDépartement de la MoselleVille de MarlyInspire Metz, and Fédération Française de Golf.

The Private Partners at this event are: Crédit AgricoleMercedes KroelyDemathieu & Bard, Centre Porsche Lorraine and Opéra Théâtre.

The tournament’s Official Suppliers are: Eurogolf LuxembourgLemoyHeinekenChâteau Sainte-MargueriteCristian SenezAgence Grand AngleEvianPernod RicardFrance BoissonMetroFayard and Cafés Richard.

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15th June 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Vince Van Veen moves into the lead after Round 2 in France.

Metz, June 15th, 2024- After two rounds at the 21st Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or, we have a close leaderboard. Netherland’s Vince Van Veen moves into the lead with a two-day total of 8 under-par. In a three-way tie for 2nd place at 6 under-par: French amateur Nathan LegendreThéo Boulet, and Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner.

It was a beautiful sunny day with some moderate wind gusts and a temperature that reached 19° Celsius that welcomed the players Golf Domaine de la Grange Aux Ormes near Metz, France, for the 2nd round of the 21st edition of the Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or.  Play began at 7:30 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole.

This is the 21st edition of the tournament, and it has been part of the Alps Tour schedule since 2005.

Round 2 Player Quotes

Netherland’s Vince Van Veen, 27, is in the lead after two rounds at the 2024 Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or. He was in a two-way tie for 2nd place after yesterday’s round 1, and today he shot a 3 under-par, 67 with 5 birdies and 2 bogeys to move into the lead with a two-day total of 8 under-par. Van Veen won the 2022 Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera title and is now looking to earn his 2nd title on the Alps Tour. His most recent best finish occurred at the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open, where he concluded the tournament tied for 3rd place. He has some luck here at Domaine de la Grange aux Ormes as he made a hole-in-one back in 2019 and made another hole-in-one during yesterday’s round 1.  After 3 under-par round, Van Veen commented: I played solid today, I must say that I hit some better shots in the wind compared to what I was able to do yesterday. The conditions were tougher today, as the wind got stronger, and it was gusty at times. So, I hit 2 more shots compared to yesterday, but honestly, it felt like a better round to me.” For tomorrow’s final round, he doesn’t “foresee any big changes to his game plan as the forecast should be similar to what we’ve experienced. To be honest, it’s tough to predict a winning score as the wind has blown firmly, but I would say around 14 or 15 under-par.” Van Veen is already: “proud of myself, so winning tomorrow would just give me a trophy to take home, but I am very proud of my game and the work I’ve put in.” 

French amateur, Nathan Legendre, 22, moves into a 3-way tie for 2nd place after round 2 of the 2024 Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or. He was tied for 26th place at even par after the first round of the tournament but shot a great 6 under-par, 64 with 1 eagle, 6 birdies. and 2 bogeys to move into the 3-way tie for 2nd place with a two-day total of 6 under-par.

The winner of the 2024 Gösser Open, Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner, 24, concludes his round 2 of the 2024 Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or in a 3-way tie for 2nd place with a total score of 6 under-par. He shot a 2nd round score of 2 under-par, 68 with 1 birdie and 2 bogeys on the front nine holes, and then once he made the turn, he made 5 more birdies and 1 double bogey to end his round.  After his 2nd round, Steinlechner commented that: “the conditions were difficult today with the strong and gusty winds this morning. I feel like I managed the challenges the round put in front of me fairly well, so I’m overall satisfied.” He added that he found that here at Domaine de la Grange aux Ormes“there is pretty much on every hole high rough which essentially plays like out of bounds to the left and right. So even though it might not be a long course, being aggressive off the tee can quickly backfire, especially with the wind we are having.” Looking ahead to tomorrow’s final round, where he has a chance to earn his 2nd trophy of the season, Steinlechnerexplained: “?it would be awesome, but there is some golf left to be played and anyone who has played golf knows what can happen. I like the position I’m in, though.” 

Alongside Legendre and Steinlechner with a two-day total of 6 under-par, there is France’s Théo Boulet, 21. He shot a bogey-free, 7 under-par, 63 with 2 birdies on the front nine holes and 5 birdies on the back nine holes. After his bogey-free round, Boulet was extremely pleased: “It was a very good day, I played well on a really difficult day with the wind gusts on a demanding course. My putting was good I made a lot of putts, putts to save par too, that’s what helped me the most today.” Tomorrow, Boulet has a chance to earn his first Alps Tour title, “I’m going to stay focused on my game plan, I’m not going to change much. Obviously, depending on the weather conditions, but I’m going to stay focused and give it my all from holes 1 to 18. It would be incredible to win my first tournament especially this week in France, but I don’t want to think about it, I want to stay focused on my game and be in the present.”

Final Round

A total of 58 players made the cut which was set at +2 (138).

The Final Round of the 2024 Open International de La Mirabelle d’Or will begin at 9:11 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole.  The Final Pairing will tee off at 10:50 a.m. local time from the 1st hole. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the winner.

The 2024 Open International de La Mirabelle d’Or winner will walk away with €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

The tournament 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 EstDépartement de la MoselleVille de MarlyInspire Metz, and Fédération Française de Golf.

The Private Partners at this event are: Crédit AgricoleMercedes KroelyDemathieu & Bard, Centre Porsche Lorraine and Opéra Théâtre.

The tournament’s Official Suppliers are: Eurogolf LuxembourgLemoyHeinekenChâteau Sainte-MargueriteCristian SenezAgence Grand AngleEvianPernod RicardFrance BoissonMetroFayard and Cafés Richard.

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14th September 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

French Amateur Théo Boulet is in the lead after Round 1 in France.

Saint-Omer, September 14th 2023 – Twenty-year-old, French amateur Théo Boulet, leads the way after a bogey-free 6 under-par, 65 in the 1st round of the 2023 Hauts de France – Pas de Calais Golf Open. In 2nd place, only 1 stroke back after a bogey-free 5 under-par, the winner of the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand, Italy’s Manfredi Manica.  In 3rd place, the winner of the 2023 Gösser Open, Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney. Tied for 4th place a 3 under-par: Estonia’s Sander Aadusaar, Finland’s Eemil Alajarvi, England’s Jack Floydd, France’s Benjamin Kedochim and Netherland’s Lars Keunen.

The 2023 Hauts de France – Pas de Calais Golf Open is a co-sanctioned tournament between players from the Alps Tour and the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS). The event is being played on the same course with alternating tee times between the Alps Tour players and LETAS players. There are 66 players competing from each tour for two different dedicated prize funds and, thus, trophies.

The Alps Tour players are playing the golf course as a 6182 meters par 71. The Ladies European Tour Access Series(LETAS) players are playing the golf course as a 5349 meters par 73.

The first round of the 2023 Hauts de France- Pas de Calais Golf Open, played at Aa Saint- Omer Golf Club in the Northwestern part of France, began at 8:15 am local time this morning from the 1st and 10th hole. Players were able to compete with perfect scoring and weather conditions throughout the entire first round, as there were beautiful sunny skies, a pleasant climate, and some light winds.

Round 1 Player Quotes

Twenty years old, French amateur Théo Boulet leads the field with a bogey-free 6 under-par, 65 after the 1st round of the 2023 Hauts de France- Pas de Calais Golf Open. He currently represents Golf de Chantilly and is still competing as an amateur in his 1st full season on the Alps Tour. He made 3 birdies on the front nine and 3 birdies on the back, including 2 birdies in his last 3 holes. After the round, Boulet was very satisfied with his 1st round: “I’m very happy with my 1st round. A lot of good things happened today. I putted extremely well today, and my long game was sharp too. I will try to keep it going tomorrow and hope to do even better. There is still a lot of golf left to be played, but I will keep my feet very grounded and keep improving.”  When asked about his playing status, he “we will see what happens, but I would like to turn pro at the end of the year, I know I will be able to have a good category on the Alps Tour next season, but the objective will be to have a good playing status for next year.” Boulet made 2 birdies in his last three holes, and one of them occurred on the 16th hole where “I hit a wayward tee shot on the 16th hole, I found myself on the other fairway, it was difficult to get the good yardage as I had to do a bunch calculation. It could have gone both ways; a bad shot would have turned the score for the hole into at least a bogey, but a good shot would have been very rewarding. I hit a good shot, and the ball bounced the right way, I ended up 2.5 meters from the hole and made the putt. It was a very satisfying birdie and a good confidence booster. I’m looking forward to keeping it going tomorrow.”

Italy’s Manfredi Manica, who captured his 1st professional win at the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand, finds himself in 3rdplace after the first round of the 2023 Hauts de France- Pas de Calais Golf Open with a bogey-free 5 under-par, 66. Manica is 27 years old, turned professional at the end of 2021, and currently represents Golf Nazionale. After his bogey-free round, Manica commented that, “the course is definitely playing easier than last year, it’s a bit softer and playing longer but on a lot of tee shots, the fact that the ball won’t roll out as much helps. Today was definitely a very positive start to the tournament.” He currently sits 11th in the Alps Tour Order of Merit rank and is looking to make a final move in the ranks but is trying to stay present in the moment, “fingers crossed, it’s definitely on my mind but let’s not say anything. There is still a lot of golf left to be played.” After the opening round, he planned to do some “light practice this afternoon, especially some putting, and then some rest before tomorrow.” Manica went on to add that he believes the key to capturing the win this week will be “your tee shots for sure if you can place them in the correct spots it can be a big advantage and then obviously putting. Those two together will make a difference on the scorecard for sure.”

The winner of the 31st Gösser Open, Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney who currently is 3rd in the Order of Merit rank, concludes the 1st round of the tournament in 3rd place with a 4 under-par, 67. He shot a bogey-free round with 3 birdies on the front nine and 1 birdie on the back. He previously had played in some events in 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic began, but this is his 1stfull year on the Alps TourMullarney turned professional in 2019 and competed in the 2022 Open Championship.

Sander Aadusaar from Estonia, concluded his first round with a 3 under-par, 68 and be in a 5-way tie for 4th place. During his round, he made 3 birdies on the front nine holes and 1 double bogey and 2 birdies on the back nine. He is 28 years old and represents Niitvalja Golf ClubAadusaar found that it’s easier to make birdies on this golf course this year as, “the course is softer than last year, and I feel like it’s a bit easier to make birdies, however, I still have a double bogey on the card and I feel like it’s a course that can change very quickly so I want to stay patient and see what the next two rounds will bring.” He’s satisfied with how he played, “I’m hitting the ball well and gave myself chances. I’m trying to avoid making mistakes and sticky to the game plan.” Aadusaar believes that there won’t be too much difference in the scores today between the morning and afternoon wave as, “today was definitely a calm day, we didn’t have much wind at all so I don’t think there will be much difference between the 2 waves. Hopefully, tomorrow will be the same way.”

Finland’s Eemil Alajarvi, England’s Jack Floydd, France’s Benjamin Kedochim and Netherland’s Lars Keunen are in the 5-way tie for 4th place alongside Estonia’s Sander Aadusaar at 3 under-par.The 66 players are competing for an overall prize fund of €40.000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points.
The 2023 Hauts de France- Pas de Calais Golf Open winner will earn €6,400 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

LETAS

In the LET Access Series event, Slovenia’s Katja Pogacar, 29 years old, is in the lead with a 6 under-par, 67. She has three top-10 finishes on tour this season, including a second place at the Montauban Ladies Open in June. Pogacar has made every cut of the tournaments she participated in this season and currently is 8th on the LETAS Order of Merit rank.

After her round, Pogacar commented, “Today was a solid round, I did make some mistakes, but I bounced back easily. I’m happy with the long putt for par on the 13th. I really like the course as it reminds me of my home course, and I feel like I know what to do in certain situations. It’s also really fun to play similar golf to the guys.”

In the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS) players field, there are 66 players represented. They are competing for LETAS Order of Merit points and their prize fund, which is set at € 40.000. After the round tomorrow, a cut will be made to the top 30 professional players and ties.

Round 2

The second round of the 2023 Hauts de France-Pas de Calais Golf Open will begin again at 8:15 am local time from the 1stand 10th hole. After round 2, a cut will be made to the top 30 professional players and ties.
The first-round leader, French amateur Théo Boulet will begin round 2 at 8:45 am local time from the 10th hole.

Tournament Promoter

The tournament this week is promoted and organized directly by the host golf club, Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club.

The 2023 Hauts de France-Pas de Calais Golf Open can count on the support of the following official partners: Région Hauts-de-France, Pas-de-Calais Mon Département, CAPSO Communauté D’Agglomération du Pays de Saint-OmerAutosphereBFM Grand LittoralFrigoletNajeti Hôtels & Golfs CollectionSdezSysdecoGolf+ and Vittel. 

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11th November 2022 | Alps Tour Golf

Lars Van der Vight wins the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.

Leaderboard (Golf Nazionale Par 72)

Pos. Name Score
1 Lars Van der Vight (am) -11 (206)
2 Robin Dawson -9 (208)
3 Stuart Easton -7 (210)
T4 Giovanni Manzoni (am) -6 (211)
Theo Boulet (am) -6 (211)
Luca Galliano -6 (211)

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Rome, November 11th 2022– Netherland’s Lars Van der Vight (am) wins the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage with a three-day score of 11 under-par. In 2nd place with a total score of 9 under-par, Ireland’s Robin Dawson. In 3rd place at 7 under-par Scotland’s Stuart Easton. There was a 3-way tie for 4thplace at 6 under-par: Giovanni Manzoni (am), Theo Boulet (am) and Luca Galliano.

The final round of the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage began at 8:00 am from the 1st and 10thhole and the leaders teed off at 9:50am from the 1st tee. After yesterday’s cut was made, the 65 players (42 pros and 23 amateurs) who qualified for today’s final round, competed at Golf Nazionale (Par 72) to earn their 2023 Alps Tour playing card. Today was a much warmer day compared to the last 2 with clear skies and a beautiful sunshine and some wind which allowed players to take advantage of good scoring opportunities.

Final Round Players Quotes-

Netherland’s amateur Lars Van der Vight wins the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage with a three-day score of 11 under-par. He was in a tie for 3rd place after yesterday’s second round. He shot a final round 5 under-par that included 5 birdies on the front nine holes and 2 bogeys and 2 birdies and 2 bogeys to close out his round. After his win, Lars commented: “I was three shots behind the lead ahead of the round today, so I was just trying to do my own thing. Keeping it to my process and see how far I could go. I got off to a really good start being 4 under after 6 holes and from there I just played really well until the end.” He went on to add how much he enjoyed playing Golf Nazionale: “it is a really good course, you need to have good short game and putting and luckily, I putted well the past two rounds so I’m happy.” When asked about his plans about turning professional ahead of next year’s season, Lars explained he will  “remain amateur for at least a few more years and then decide what is best.”

Ireland’s Robin Dawson who was near the top of the leaderboard for the entire tournament, ended his week in 2nd place with a total score of 9 under-par.

In 3rd place at 7 under-par Scotland’s Stuart Easton. He shot a 3 under-par final round that included 4 birdies and 1 bogey. After his round, Stuart commented on his day: “It was nice to know ahead of today’s round that my job here was done so I could play more at ease. I had a great group today, we all played nicely and were comfortably feeding off each other. After 9 holes, I was relieved that I realized that the job was officially done and I have a job for next season. It was a great day.” When asked to it meant to him to have full status for the 2023 season, he went on to add: “I didn’t have a great year this year so now it’s great I have a full category so I can plan my year.”

There was a 3-way tie for 4th place at 6 under-par: Giovanni Manzoni (am), Theo Boulet (am) and Luca Galliano.

Final Round-

Once today’s final round ended, 36 players received Category 6 membership, which is a full playing card for the 2023 Alps Tour Season and will be ranked according to their score. The remaining 29 players who made the cut, received Category 8 membership for next year’s season. The remaining 91 players are eligible for membership in Category 9 for the 2023 Alps Tour Season. All of the players that will be in categories 8 and 9 will be subject to the 2023 Alps Tour committee re-rank policy.

The 2023 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage draws the 2022 season to an end. Now players can enjoy their winter break, until the 2023 Alps Tour season which will most likely begin in February 2023.

We wish everyone a great holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone in the new year for another great year of golf!

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