9th December 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
First Stage is underway
The sun was shining today on beautiful La Cala Resort, in the South of Spain, where the First Stage of the 2019 Alps Tour Qualifying School is underway. 175 players teed off this morning on three courses – Asia, America and Europa – and it was announced how many players will qualify from each course: 33 players from Asia course (out of a total of 78), 32 from America course (out of 76) and 9 from Europa (out of 21) will be admitted to the Final Stage, which will take place from December 13th to 15th; they will join the 70 players already exempt who entered in order to compete for gaining one of the 35 spots available for category 6 next year.
The lowest score was posted by Austrian Clemens Prader (pictured), who carded a flawless round on Asia course with 7 birdies and no bogeys for a total of 65 strokes (-7). On America course, the best players are Englishman Jack Clarkson and John Hickey from Ireland, both at 66 (-5), while on Europa course, Frenchmen Timothee Guin and Florent Ales are co-leaders with a 69 (-2).
Tomorrow, December 10th, the second round will decide who can proceed to the Final Stage, which will be played by a total of 144 players on Asia and America courses.