The players head back to the Canary Islands for the 2022 Fred Olsen Alps de la Gomera.
La Gomera, July 12th 2022- The tour heads back to the Canary Islands this week for the 2022 Fred Olsen Alps de la Gomera. The tournament will be played at the iconic Tecina Golf from July 14th-16th. On July 13th, approximately 20 teams will participate in the traditional best ball aggregate to par pro-am. This will be the 3rd edition of the 2022 Fred Olsen Alps de la Gomera after its previous two editions hosted in 2018 and 2019. La Gomera has been a European destination for professional golf for the past 11 years, including hosting the Challenge Tour for 8 consecutive years.
As we are head towards the final stretch of the with the remaining 4 events, players are competing for important Order of Merits points. At the end of the season the top 5 players in the rank will gain access to the 2023 Challenge Tour season.
Ten of this season past winners will attend the 2022 Fred Olsen Alps de la Gomera: Stefano Mazzoli winner of the first tournament of the season the 2022 Ein Bay Open, Oihan Guillamoundeguy winner of the 2022 Red Sea Little Venice Open, Tomas Guimaraes Bessa winner at the 2022 New Giza Open, Adrien Pendaries winner at the Winter Series Terre dei Consoli, Mathias Eggenberger winner at the Winter Series Golf Nazionale, Manuel Morugan winner of the 2022 Abruzzo Alps Open, Koen Kouwenaar winner at the 2022 Molinetto Alps Open, Tom Vaillant winner at the 2022 Open de la Mirabelle d’Or and the 2022 Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà, Gary Hurley winner of the Alps de Andalucía and Davey Porsius winner at the 2022 Hauts de France-Pas de Calais Golf Open.
Current Order of Merit Leader and most recent winner Italy’s Gregorio De Leo will not be in the field this week as he is taking a week off, however France’s Tom Vaillant (am) who is a two-time winner this season and second in the rank, as well as France’s Julien Sale (am) who is currently third in the rank will compete to try and secure their Challenge Tour status for next year.
There are 11 different nationalities represented among the estimated 85 players scheduled to play this week. The players will contend for a prize fund of € 40.000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The tournament winner will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.
The most recent tournament defending champion is Gonzalo Vicente Elena who won in 2019 with a score of 14 under-par.
The format of the tournament is a 54 holes stroke play and a cut will be made after 36 holes to the top 40 players and ties.
To view the most up-to-date entry list click here.
Tecina Golf will be played as a 6343 meters par 71 course. The course was designed by British architect Donald Steel, and is situated on the hill of Lomada de Tecina specifically on the Canary Island of La Gomera, which was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 2012. The course overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and all the 18 holes are played facing the ocean. To reach the 1st tee, the players will need to climb up the hill and the course is played downhill from there. The course is set in the middle of a native Canary Islands vegetation such as banana and mango fruit trees succumbing to an unbelievable ambiance.
The 2022 Fred Olsen Alps De La Gomera is promoted and organized by JGolf. The tournament can count on the support of the Fred. Olsen S.A., the Federación Canaria de Golf, the Gobierno de Canarias, Promotur Turismo de Canarias, el Cabildo Insular de la Gomera and Kyocera. The Fred Olsen Alps De La Gomera supports the celebration of the 2023 Solheim Cup.
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