4th November 2012 | Alps Tour Golf
Maiden win for strong and calm Bernadet
France’s Adrien Bernadet shown Pont Royal public that he had nerves and game to shot low to catch maiden win. Smart, calm and focus he signed for 66, 6 under par to win by one at -11 over unlucky Gareth Shaw. Shaw scored same score and missed maiden win for the fourth time this season. Dubuisson alternated the best and the worst. He holed for eagle on the last hole to finally take third place by his own.
Masters 13 Allianz was the final count down of the Alps Tour season. Many players started the week at daggers drawn. A battle in the battle had began since the first round and with final results came tears and smiles.
On smile side, France’s Adrien Bernadet said during price giving ceremony : “I proved a lot of thing to myself today. The course and especially the greens were great, quick and obviously I managed to deal with them. Thank you to all the volunteers and to my private volunteer, thank you sweet heart. And congrats to Jérôme Lando-Casanova for his final round and welcome on Challenge Tour next year.”
This week made some Alps Tour players happy and some disappointed. Lando-Casanova confessed he was breathless during the last 9 holes and his eyes got wet when he heard the good news. But one’s man meat is another man’s poison and Brendan McCarroll slept to the 7th place and can only hope good results at the Q School.
Finally, despite a great season, Northern Ireland’s Gareth Shaw can not hide his disappointment. Although he won the Alps Tour order of merit, he finished runner up for the fourth time in 2012. He wrote as well an historical chapter of the Alps Tour. He is the first Northern Ireland player to win the order of merit. This place has been for years in Italian or French hands. Gareth Shaw had a shy smile when he was informed about this news. “I am the first one as well to win the ranking without any victory!”.
The happy “big five” are Northern Ireland’s Gareth Shaw, France’s Thomas Fournier, England’s Jack Senior, France’s Jérôme Lando-Casanova and Scotland’s Ross Kellett. Italy’s Niccolo Quintarelli will play on upper circuit as well thanks to Jack Senior great ranking on Challenge Tour.