11th June 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Rising golf stars head to Andalusia
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour are back in Europe for the Alps de Andalucia starting June 14th through June 16th.
The Alps de Andalucia is played every year on a different golf course in Andalusia. This year, 139 players, including 56 Spaniards, are scheduled to gather at La Monacilla Golf Club outside Huelva, Spain. The golf course features a 18 holes, par 72 Championship Golf Course, designed by World Golf Hall of Fame’s José María Olazábal, one of the great Europeans in the history of the game.
The Alps de Andalucia is the first tournament played in Spain this year. The Fred Olsen Alps de la Gomera and the Alps de Las Castillas will follow in July.
England’s Marcus Mohr, leader of the Alps Tour’s Order of Merit and recent winner of the Open de Saint-François Région Guadeloupe, is participating in this year’s edition.
Defending champion Clemens Gaster (AUT) as well as winners of the different Alps Tour tournaments since the beginning of the season, except England’s Jack Singh Brar, are also playing this week in Andalusia. Other participants include a few former Challenge Tour players as well as Javier Ballesteros, son of the late Seven Ballesteros.
The €48,000 prize money tournament, making it one of the biggest events of the season, 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 tournament is organized by JGolf18.0 with the support of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation and Royal Andalusian Golf Federation.