24th September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Maiden win for Guido Migliozzi
Guido Migliozzi defeated two Frenchmen, Alex Daydou and Julien Foret in a play-off after thrilling day. The 20 year old player and his two opponents were -14 after 72 holes and had to play extra time. Migliozzi eventually lifted his maiden trophy in front of his public.
This last round of Abbruzzo Open was a tragedy. No less than 6 different leaders were in contention. Overnight leader, Gregory Molteni, turned first nine over par and then lost his chance to win ; meanwhile a pack of players did well leaving the club house and the swing of leaders started when coming back home. One of the first to reach -14 was Niccolo Quintarelli, then they were 5 ties for the lead then Antoine Rozner took command but dropped a shot on his last hole.
Julien Foret shared his last round with Daydou. The latter holed for birdie on the last to join his playing partner and Migliozzi at -14.
The top 5 is the following : 1st Ugo Coussaud (FR), 2nd Adria Arnaus (SP), 3rd Antoine Rozner (FR), 4th Lars Van Meijel (NL) and 5th Robin Roussel (FR).
16th February 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Brun claims maiden win as pro in Sokhna
France’s Julien Brun claimed maiden win as pro in Egypt. He signed for 69 final round to win by one shot the Ein Bay Open with -13 total. Compatriots Xavier Poncelet and Alex Daydou are ties for second. Brun had already won a pro event as an amateur in 2012 on Challenge Tour in France.
It has been ages since it was so cold and windy in Sokhna. Rain, wind and clouds were on the menu of the final round in Egypt. The joke of the day was that weather was better in Paris or Milan. Julien Brun had a very good start despite the tough conditions.
He holed for birdie on the first hole and gained two other shot on the par 5 7th and the 9th. Meanwhile in the last group, overnight leader Alex Daydou turned 38 after first nine. He admitted he made some mistakes here and there and did not putt as well as the previous two days. He holed for birdie on the last hole to finish second, a one thousand euro putt.
His playing partner rookie Lars Van Meijel played solid and was tie for the lead on the 15th when Brun dropped a shot but the Frenchman took advantage of the last par 5 of the course and holed for birdie on the 17th. Van Meijel dropped a shot there due to a bad tee shot and a 1,5 meter putt missed for par.
In the penultimate group, Xavier Poncelet climbed on the second step of the podium thanks to back to back birdie from the 16th.
« I started well so it helped to feel more comfortable on the back nine even if i could feel the pressure about a win. I am so happy with this win at the beginning of the season.
I missed a very short putt on the 11th. It kind of knocked me out and I struggled to get back in the pace but what is done is done and I am very satisfied with this win.
I saw the leaderboard on the 15th when I dropped a shot. I realize that there were many guys not so far away and I needed to finish well because they could finish with a hat trick of birdies. I gave myself chances, I had 3 birdies opportunities and I holed one on the 17th.
« All in all it was a good though. I played pretty well today compared to the past 2 days but I did not hole as many putts unfortunately but it happens, that is the game. I played par today, a bit disappointed with the way I started the day. It was brutal with the wind and the rain. I did what I could and I made a few mistakes here and there. On the back nine, I played really better and I managed to holed two birdies. »
« When I woke up this morning I saw it was very windy so I knew it would be tough conditions. I did not look too much at the leaderboard but I saw the one on the 15th and it helped me to play to some nice shots and to finish well.
I am happy because I have been working nicely with my coach -my brother- this winter. We worked less but better I think and I do lots of sports and it seemed to be the right thing. »
From Sokhna Golf Club
15th February 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Daydou storms clear in Egypt
France’s Alex Daydou fired back-to-back 66, -12 total to take late two shot lead at Ain Bay Open over fellow countrymen France’s Julien Brun, Léo Lespinasse and Dutch Lars Van Meijel.
It was a fresh and windy day on the banks of the Red Sea. Those who played early in the morning could have taken advantage of quitter conditions but none of them shot low and the surprise came at the end of the afternoon with the 20 year old player from Reunion island.
« It was so weird, I felt not comfortable at all with my driver but under 120 meters and on greens it was like I could not miss anything. But reference to the score, it was a very good day and I am just enjoying it. I had a very solid finish. On 16th, I hit a 5 iron from the tee, and holed 5 meters downhill.
On the par 5 17th, for once, I hit a good tee shot but I miss the green on the left, in the bunker. I made a poor bunker shot but again, I holed about 5 meters. And on the 18th, I played this hole safe with a 5 iron from the tee and hit my wedge 3 meters from the pin and holed it again.
When I read the green I chose a line and when I took my stance I was saying to myself – no, it is not going this way – I changed and put as I felt and it fell, Incredible! »
The young Frenchman will played in the last group in the hunt for a maiden win as pro with rookie from Netherlands, Lars Van Meijel. He turned pro last November.
« I had a bad start. I wanted to take advantage of the lack of wind early in the morning but I was over par after 6 holes. Then eventually, it went better. But today, pins positions were harder than yesterday and I am happy with my score. »
From Sokhna Golf Club
20th October 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Morago takes half way lead in Miglianico
Spain’s David Morago took half way lead of the Grand Final presented by Axa. The 23 year old player added a 67 to his opening 65 to have one shot advantage at -10 over a pack of five players including overnight leader, Matt Wallace.
The latter had a shy day compare to his first round, he only signed for 70 although many players shot under 70.
Morago’s best results this season is a second place in Open de Saint François Guadeloupe and a podium in Frassanelle Open, both in June.
France’s rookies Richard Jouven and Alex Daydou, 66 and 65, admitted they could count on their putting.
« I tried to be aggressive when I could but what makes a difference between and solid day and a very good day is the putting », said Daydou.
« I had a slow start as I turn first nine level par but from the 10th to the 13th, I made three birdies and a good par on 11th so it kind of launched me. » Jouven explained.
England’s big hitter Andrew Cooley and Spain’s David Borda are among the group tie for second place. Cooley fired score of the day 63 and came back to the club house in 29.
11th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Maccario enters top 5 thanks to victory in Preisch
Italy’s Federico Maccario defeated two opponents in a play off to win his second title on Alps Tour. After final round 71 and -11 he had extra work to achieve to lift the Citadelle International Trophy – Preisch.
He teed off in the last group with fellow countryman Niccolo Quintarelli. They seemed to climb slowly but surely to the top of the ranking. Meanwhile, a famous name appeared on the leaderboard. Matt Wallace was chasing the leaders and he knows how to take charge. The latter had 5 wins in his five last events on Alps Tour. But it was a bit late and eventually, his final total score was -10 tied for fourth place with Enrico Di Nitto.
France’s Alex Daydou, 20 year old rookie, fired 69 and was the leader at the club house but on course, the two Italian players were -12 teeing off the 18th hole.
They both dropped one shot there and an extra time was needed to deem the winner. Quintarelli bogeyed the first play off hole and Alex Daydou failed on the second.
With this win, Federico Maccario enters the Alps Tour Top 5 at fifth place.