Frenchman Alexandre Fuchs wins the Saint-Malo Golf Open
French amateur Alexandre Fuchs won today the Saint Malo Golf Open with a total of -18 at the Saint-Malo Golf Resort .
This is Fuch’s first victory as an amateur in a professional tournament.
Davey Porsius (NED) turned in the best card of the day at -7 (9 birdies, 2 bogeys) to finish tied for 2nd place (-16 total) with the leader of the Alps Tour’s Order of Merit, Santiago Tarrio (ESP). Tarrio, who was the leader of the tournament entering the final round, made only 4 birdies and 2 bogeys today. He will have to wait for his third victory this season on the Alps Tour to move up directly to the Challenge Tour.
« I’m just so happy, I finished very strong with a very good birdie on the 18th, a good 2-putt from 30 feet, it was not an easy shot at all » said 20-year-old Fuchs, a first year student out of Liberty University in Virginia (USA). « Winning this tournament is big, it’s a big thing for me » he continued. « It’s completely crazy, my friend won last year as an amateur (Thomas Boulanger) exactly as I did today and I told myself ‘you can do it because he did it last year’ and so I’m just proud because I did it » he concluded.
Fuchs made 6 birdies and 2 bogeys to finish his final round at -5.
Weather conditions were sunny with some wind picking up in the afternoon and temperatures in the 30s.
Santiago Tarrio (ESP) still leads the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour official season ranking. He is followed by Marcus Mohr (ENG) who finished tied for 11th place today at -11 total, Alexandre Daydou (FRA), Louis Cohen Boyer (FRA) and David Borda (ESP).
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour will now travel to La Gomera in Spain’s Canary Islands for the Fred Olsen Alps de la Gomera July 12th through July 14th.