3rd April 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
New tournament with Portugal Pro Golf Tour
The fourth tournament of the Alps Tour season 2018 is scheduled to take place in Portugal in April for the first time in the tour’s history.
The Obidos International Open welcomes 132 rising golf stars who will gather at the Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf, northwest of Lisbon, on April 9th for a 3-day competition.
This is the third tournament of the Winter Series after the Ein Bay Open and the Red Sea Little Venice Open played at the Sokhna Golf Club in Egypt in February. The Rome tournament at the end of February had to be cancelled due to heavy snow falls.
The € 30,000 prize money tournament, co-sanctioned by the Portugal Pro Golf Tour, is played over 54 holes of traditional stroke. Following a cut after 36 holes, the top 40 and ties will qualify for the final title day of the tournament. The top 4 finishers will obtain points for World Ranking.
The top 5 of the Alps Tour’s order of merit will be present: Jack Singh Brar (ENG), Michele Cea (ITA), Bernard Neumayer (AUT), Michele Ortolani (ITA) and David Borda (ESP).
« We’re thrilled to welcome Portugal within the Alps Tour family and we hope that this new partnership will grow with time. This new cooperation will also allow Portuguese players to participate in Alps Tour tournaments for the remainder of the season » Estelle Richard, Alps Tour director, said.
« It will be nice to be back in some warm weather and I look forward to competing again » England’s Jack Singh Brar, winner of the Red Sea Little Venice Open in Egypt in February, said. « I’m feeling good and well rested after a few weeks at home practicing » he added.
Portuguese pro golf player, Ricardo Santos will be there too. He has played on the European Tour, winner of the Madeira Open in 2012.
The Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf resort with its contemporary architecture is located by the Óbidos laguna and the Atlantic coast, an hour north west of Lisbon. A European Tour destination, it features a 18 holes Championship Golf Course spread over 60 hectares designed by renowned golf course designer Donald Steel.