15th August 2010 | Alps Tour Golf
On the edge for Weinhandl
Austrian Uli Weinhandl win the Omnium of Belgium by one single shot with a total of -11. His last win was in may 2009 in Austria. Norwegian Jason Kelly finished second and Frenchman Baptiste Chapellan, Challenge Tour player, took third place.
Until the 17th hole, it seemed that it would be a easy win for Weinhandl. He had 3 strokes advantage and he managed to stay calm and play solid despite mother nature. The weather got worst and worst during the day with rain and wind.
Austrian dropped 2 shots on 17th par 3 and open the door to main challenger Kelly. Teeing off the last hole, Norwegian needed to “win the hole” to get into a play off. Jason Kelly already birdied the 18th twice and Uli Weinhandl never did better than par… But today was Uli’s day.
Another player will remember this week as a kind of win. Gavin Dear shared fourth place and grab the famous exemption for European Tour school first stage. With a tiny margin of 25 euros he jumped on the 6th place of the Alps Tour order of merit and push Carlos Balmaseda one step behind.