24th June 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Tarrio wins the Open de la Mirabelle d’Or
Santiago Tarrio (ESP) won the Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or today at the Domaine de la Grange aux Ormes with a total of -10.
It is Tarrio’s second victory on the Alps Tour this season. He won the Gösser Open in Austria in May.
Teremoana Beaucousin (FRA) finished 2nd overall 5 strokes behind Tarrio (-11 total). Thomas Grava (FRA) grabbed the 3rd spot on the podium at -10 total.
« I’m very happy, I started playing today just like in the past few days, it went all well from the very beginning. It was an easy day, I made some good shots, I reached greens and made some good putts, golf is fun when played like this » Santiago Tarrio said
« I felt comfortable, I did not feel nervous at any moment. I did not make any bad shots, I was putting myself in a situation where I could make birdies on quite a few holes and when you have these sensations, it is always easier when walking the final round of a tournament » he continued.
« The goal at the beginning of the season was to be in the top 5 of the order of merit, I’m now in the leading spot, I’m just following my path. This is my second victory on the Alps Tour, a 3rd one would take me directly up on the Challenge Tour » Tarrio added.
« I’d like to dedicate this victory to my sponsors. Without their help, I would not be here. These sponsors are Migas Boiro, Conservas G. Montes and Bigoutlet for the gear. I’d like to thank also my family, my father who is also my coach and my girlfriend » he concluded.
« I’m very happy especially since I finished the day by making a birdie on hole 17 to finish the tournament alone at the 2nd place » Frenchman Teremoana Beaucousin said. « I had a difficult time at the beginning of the day but I was able to hang on and continue play my game with the same tactic in place during the first 3 days. I’m very satisfied with this great week » he continued. « I was very happy to have my dad by my side this week. He lives in Tahiti and I don’t see him very often » he concluded.
« I felt great from beginning to end, from the first round to the final round. Even today, I was able to manage the pressure of a final round. I sticked to my game plan which was rather agressive. I enjoyed the whole week » third place finisher Thomas Grava said.
Weather conditions were sunny most of the day with some clouds and temperatures in the 20s.
With today’s victory, Santiago Tarrio takes the lead the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour official season ranking. He is followed by Marcus Mohr (ENG) who finished 4th today (-9 total), Louis Cohen Boyer (FRA), Alexandre Daydou (FRA) and David Borda (ESP).
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour will now travel to Italy for the Open La Pinetina starting on June 27th.