The Alps Tour is back in action as the 2023 Hauts de France-Pas de Calais Golf Open co-sanctioned event gets underway.
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Tournament Entries for the 2023 Hauts de France-Pas de Calais Golf Open
Saint-Omer, September 11th 2023- The Alps Tour heads back to Northern France this week for the 13th and last tournament of the regular season, the 2023 Hauts de France- Pas de Calais Golf Open co-sanctioned event. As the tournament is co-sanctioned between the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS) and the Alps Tour, the event field will be split in half between players belonging to both tours, 66 players from each tour. The players will be, however, competing for two separate prize funds and two separate titles.
The tournament will take place from September 14th– 16th at Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club near Saint-Omer in France.
This is the second year that this tournament is part of the Alps Tour schedule. In previous years, it was a MasterCard Tour event, a European Challenge Tour event, as well as a DP World Tour event.
There will be two pro-ams during this tournament week. On Tuesday September 12th, a total of 10 teams, 5 Alps Tour players and 5 LETAS players will play in a pro-am with tee-times that will run between 1:00pm – 1:40pm local time. On Wednesday 13th September, approximately 26 teams (13 Alps Tour players and 13 LETAS players) will take part in the traditional Tour Scramble shotgun pro-am which will begin at 1:30pm local time.
It will be a crucial week for the Alps Tour players who are trying to capture the decisive points and make a final move in the Order of Merit rank as the top 5 players at the end of the season will gain access to the 2024 Challenge Tour.A strong field of players will compete this week at the 2023 Hauts de France-Pas de Calais Golf Open co-sanctioned event. The majority of this season’s past winners will be competing like the season opener’s Champion, England’s Jack Floydd and our most recent winner of the 2023 Abruzzo Alps Open, France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy. The only past champion that will not be in the field this week, will be, Netherland’s Kiet Van der Weele who won the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas, the 2023 Open de la Mirabelle d’Or and the 2023 Croara Alps Open.All of the Top 10 players in the current Alps Tour Order of Merit rank will be competing in France for the 13th tournament of the season except for Current Leader Netherland’s Kiet Van der Weele who earned his Challenge Tour card after he captured his 3rd win of the season.
The current tournament defending champion Davey Porsius from Netherlands will be in the field this week, hoping to defend the title he captured last year. However, Momoka Kobori who captured the LETAS title last year, will not be in the field to defend the title.
Dominican Republic’s Manuel Do Los Santos, who won the Pas de Calais Paragolf Open that took place in April, will be in the field to compete this week alongside the Alps and LETAS players.
There are 14 different nationalities represented among the 66 players scheduled to play this week. They will be competing for a 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.
The format of the event is a 54 holes stroke play where a cut will be made after 36 holes to the top 30 players and ties.
To view the most up-to-date entry list, click here.
Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club is a 6182 meters, par 71 course in Saint-Omer, France, that opened for play in 1990. It is the only golf course in France designed by Dutch golfer, Joan Dudok van Heel. It is set in the middle of a natural site, with spectacular views of the Valley of the AA. The course has an undulating terrain surrounded by trees that offer various challenges to each player. Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club is ranked among the top 30 courses in Northern France. It is home to 27 holes: an 18 holes championship course and a 9 holes course, which is ideal for beginners or players wanting to improve their short game.
It has hosted an annual professional tournament since 1997, belonging to different tours. In 2000, it became part of the European Challenge Tour. In 2003, it became an official DP World Tour event, however, it was removed from the DP World Tour schedule in 2014 as the tournament took place during the same week as the US Open. Thus, it remained a Challenge Tour event until last year, when it became a co-sanctioned Alps Tour and LETAS tournament.
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-Omer, Autosphere, BFM Grand Littoral, Frigolet, Najeti Hôtels & Golfs Collection, Sdez, Sysdeco, Golf+ and Vittel.
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