Rising golf stars head to Italy
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour will be in Italy this week for the Open la Pinetina June 27th through June 29th.
The tournament is played in memory of Giorgio Bordoni, a popular professional coach working for the Italian pro team, who passed away in 2013. The tournament was played for the first time in 2014 at La Pinetina Golf Club in Appiano Gentile near Lake Como where Bordoni started playing when he was young.
This is the first tournament played in Italy this year after the cancellation of the Roma Open due to snowy conditions in February.
135 players, including 66 Italians, have entered the tournament. The golf course, which has hosted a lot of professional tournaments, features 18 holes spread over 70 hectares of green surrounded by different types of trees including pine trees, chestnut trees and birch trees.
Defending champion Marco Crespi (ITA) as well as past winner Stefano Pitoni (ITA, 2016) have entered the tournament.
The €40,000 prize money tournament is played over 54 holes of traditional stroke. Following a cut after 36 holes, the top 40 and ties will qualify for the final round of the tournament.