11th June 2022 | Alps Tour Golf
Victor Trehet and James Sugrue lead after Round 2 at the Open de la Mirabelle D’Or.
Metz, June 11th 2022- Round 2 of the 2022 Open International de la Mirabelle D’Or greeted the players with a favorable sunny day and a high around 27* which allowed them to take advantage of the good scoring conditions of today’s round. The tournament played at Golf Domaine de la Grange Aux Ormes began at 7:30 am from both the 1st and 10th hole.
There is a packed leaderboard at the completion of Round 2 with France’s Victor Trehet and Ireland’s James Sugrue leading the field with a two-day total of 9 under-par. Finland’s Eemil Alajarvi, round 1 leader Italy’s Luca Cianchetti, France’s Nicolas Platret, Netherland’s Vince Van Veen and the other round 1 leader Italy’s Manfredi Manica are in a five-way tie just one shot back at 8 under-par entering the final round of the tournament.
Round 2 Player Quotes-
France’s Victor Trehet, holds a share of the lead at the end of round 2. He shot a 4 under-par 66 for a two-day total of 9 under-par. During today’s round, Victor had 3 birdies on the front nine and 3 birdies and 2 bogeys on the back nine. He turned professional two years ago and this is his first event in the past month. After his round, he commented: “I played very well yesterday but unfortunately doubled the last hole as was disappointed. Today I had almost the same but missed a few putts on the front nine. The golf course is in good shape which allows for good scoring. Victor also is looking forward to tomorrows round: “I haven’t won a tournament in a while so I’d be happy to win here tomorrow.”
James Sugrue, from Ireland, the 2019 Amateur Open Champion, had a brilliant 6 under-par round 64 today and holds a share of the lead at 9 under-par entering the final round. He turned professional at the beginning of 2020 but due to the pandemic, he is playing his first full season on the Alps Tour. James was pleased after his round, “I played very nice today, it was only 3 shots better than yesterday but I played much better. The course was playing very similar to yesterday for me. A win would be great but I’m not going to think about it to much. I’m just going to go out and play my game and see what happens at the end of the round.”
Finland’s Eemil Alajarvi who turned professional last year and is playing his second season on the Alps Tour, is one of the five players one shot back of the lead entering the final round. His round today included 6 birdies and two bogeys for a 4 under-par 66 and a two-day total of 8 under-par. He had a very consistent round today with 3 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine and 3 birdies and 1 bogey on the back nine to end his round. After his round, Eemil was satisfied with how he played today even though, he said, “It was a solid round, nothing magic, a few good putts and a few bogeys unfortunately, a round very similar to yesterday. The course played similar to yesterday for me, although some pin positions were more difficult.”
Luca Cianchetti, a past winner on the Alps Tour, was co-leading after round 1 at 6 under-par. Today he shot a 2 under-par 68 round for an overall 8 under-par round and he is in the five-way tie just one shot back of the lead. Luca’s round today included, 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 3 bogeys.
Nicolas Platret from France, who represents Golf de Biarritz, is also in the five-way tie at 8 under-par. He turned professional at the end of 2018. Today, he shot a bogey-free 4 under-par round 66. Nicolas has had a successful result here at the Open de la Mirabelle D’Or in 2019 having finished in 2nd place, but is looking for a victory tomorrow, “it would mean a lot to win here in France for sure. I’ve had a good finish here in the past but there are still 18 holes to play so I’ll do my best and see what happens”. When he concluded his round, Nicolas commented, “I played really solid, my strength the past two days have been my tee shots, it helps a lot to hit many fairways here. Overall the last two days have been very similar and I’m pleased.”
Netherland’s Vince Van Veen had a 6 under-par 64 today for an overall 8 under-par round and be one shot from the lead. During today’s round, he had 4 birdies in a row on the front nine holes for a 30 and 3 birdies and 1 bogey on the back nine for a 34. At the end of his round he said, “I played some good golf today. I hit it inside birdie range for most of the day and was able to make some important putts at some important moments.”
Manfredi Manica, one of the two players that was leading after round 1, shot a 2 under-par round 68 today for an 8 under-par overall and be in the five-way tied for the lead, just one shot back. This is his first year as a professional player after he turned pro in January 2022. He has competed in the past as an amateur but this is his first full season as a professional. Manfredi’s round today was very consistent with 2 birdies and 1 bogey on the front and back nine.
In a tied for 8th place at 7 under-par and 2 shots back of the lead there is: Romain Guillon, Andrea Romano, Alessandro Notaro, Benjamin Kedochim, Tom Vaillant, Riccardo Bregoli and Adrien Bonnet.
The Final Round of the 2022 Open de la Mirabelle D’Or, will begin tomorrow at 7:27 am from hole 1 and 10. The final group will tee off at 9 am from hole 1. The winner of this event will earn 6,525 Order of Merit points and €5,800.
A total of 49 players, 42 professional and 7 amateurs, made the cut which was set at 3 under-par.
For the complete Round 2 leaderboard click here or on the official Alps Tour Golf app.
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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4th April 2019 | Alps Tour Golf
Poncelet leads at -6 after first round at Katameya Dunes
A new venue is hosting the final leg of the Egypt Winter Series, the Katameya Dunes Open, on magnificent Lakes course of Katameya Dunes, part of the Westin Cairo Golf Resort in New Cairo.
After the Dreamland Pyramids Open, played on Dreamland course and won by Austrian Lukas Nemecz, and the New Giza Open played on spectacular New Giza Golf and won by Italian Lorenzo Scalise, now the 125 players in the field at Katameya Dunes are competing in the last of the Egyptian series event for the 40,000 euros prize money and for accumulating precious points to climb the ranking.
After the first round, the best of them all was experienced Frenchman Xavier Poncelet, 33, who was very consistent with three birdies on the back nine (he started from hole n. 10) and three more on the front nine, for a total of 66 (minus six). « I’m really happy about the way I’ve managed the course, there was quite a lot of wind especially towards the end and it was not easy. I did not make any mistake with the putting, when I was far away I’ve always two-putted, so I’m quite satisfied of my day. The course is very good, you need to avoid the bunkers because they’re pretty difficult, the sand is different from the other courses and you need to be patient on the green, they’re quite fast ».
Two players are sharing the second position at -5, Italian Luca Cianchetti, 23 (8 birdies and 3 bogeys in his scorecard) and surprising French amateur Victor Trehet, 21 (7 birdies and 2 bogeys for him) who was playing in one of the last groups of the day.
« I’ve started from hole n. 10 with a bogey but I’ve recovered straight away with two consecutive birdies wich gave me a lot of confidence » said Cianchetti, who in 2015 won the Abruzzo Open when still an amateur and the following year won the European Amateur Championship. « In fact I was able to hit the ball well from the tee, giving me many chances of scoring on this beautiful course. I love it, it is a bit more difficult than the two others we’ve played before here in Cairo – Dreamland and New Giza ; here you have more trees along the holes so I think you need to be more careful with your shots, and the greens are a bit faster and more complicated, with many slopes.
Only 16 players finished their round under par ; tomorrow at the end of the day, only the top 40 and ties will be admitted to the final round to share the prize money at stake.
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Second round tee times: click here
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