21st February 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Jack Singh Brar won maiden victory in Egypt
England’s Jack Singh Brar won the Red Sea Little Venice Open at the Sokhna Golf Club (Egypt) today with -15.
Entering the final round as the leader at -10, Singh Brar shot 6 birdies and one bogey to win his first professional tournament.
« It’s awesome to get my first professional win here in Egypt » 21-year-old Singh Brar said. « I turned pro in September so it’s good to get a win quite early on in my professional career » he added. « The main thing for me today was to get through the front nine because that’s where I struggled in the past few days. I was sort of cruising along when Zucchetti did well on the front nine, I could not get really anything going » he explained. « And then, on the way back, I got a couple of birdies in, got a few putts in and that seemed to seal the deal » he said.
« The best for me on the golf course is to chill out and have some fun » Singh Brar said.
Bernard Neumayer (Aut) finished in 2nd place overall (-10) and turned in the best card of the day (-6). « I had a great day, no bogeys, it was a fantastic day for me. At the beginning, I played solid golf, missed no greens really, with just a few more putts in, I could have gotten a better result » Neumayer said.
Italy’s Federico Zucchetti, who became leader at some point during the day, finished the tournament in 3rd place (-9). « I am a little bit disappointed, I was playing really well the whole round until I made silly mistakes on holes 14 (bogey) and 15 (double bogey) » Zucchetti said. « I’m usually a very good putter and struggling with my long game so that was a little bit surprising this week to hit many greens but I missed too many putts. I’m happy with my long game but I’m sure that my short game will come around pretty quickly, I’m positive moving forward » he said.
« The 2 tournaments in Egypt were very well run » Zucchetti added « The resort is amazing. It was nice to get the season started in a warm place with good weather and I’m sure all the players enjoyed playing these two courses ».
« The people here are so friendly, we feel welcome » Neumayer said. « The courses and the weather are always good, I like to play here, it is my second year and the second time I finish in second place, I just love it to play here ».
Weather was overcast for most of the day. Temperatures were in the mid 20s degrees Celsius.
Jack Singh Brar is the new leader of the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour official season ranking.
Players of the Alps Tour will now head back to Europe for the Golf Nazionale Open in Rome on February 28th.