25th February 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Widemann's fireworks in Egypt
France’s Alex Widemann grabbed maiden win thanks to final round 65 for -17 total. The 23 years old player from Golf des Bouleaux lifted the trophy of the third edition of Red Sea Little Venice Open.
He was tie with Englishman Tom Shadbolt when he teed off around noon in the last group. His opponent holed for eagle on the 3rd hole whereas he holed 4 birdies and one bogey on the first seven hole. He increased his advantage on the back nine showing great confidence in his putter.
“ I think I needed to miss that cut last week to fix my issues. Long game was good but as during the Q School in December, my putting was very poor. I have worked on it between the 2 events and I managed to recover my confidence and I did not miss any lines.”
Widemann has changed his status with this win but the good man, who just finished his metalworking industry HDN, stays humble.
“ I know that a win is just a beginning. I will try to play as many events as I can and hopefully I keep on doing well.”
Shadbolt ended 4 shots back of the win, finishing second on his own. To complete the podium, England’s Matt Wallace and France’s Léo Lespinasse. The latter confirms his good form as he already climbed on the third step last week.
24th February 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Shadbolt and Widemann co-leaders
England’s Tom Shadbolt, 27 year old since last week, signed for the best score of the 65, -10 to share lead with French rookie Alex Widemann. Both of these players will tee off for maiden pro win tomorrow and try to grab the Red Sea Little Venice Open trophy.
England’s Andrew Cooley won the last two editions of the tournament and another name will be engraved on the cup. The overnight leader, Matt Wallace handed over the tournament command to his compatriot Shadbolt as he could not play better than 74, 12 shots more than during his first round and third on his own.
The playing conditions were different as the wind disturbed the players from mid morming to mid-afternoon.
Widemann, 22 year old from east of France, could be the surprise of the week. Shadbolt never won on the Alps Tour but finished once third in Spain last June during Peugeot Open and recorded his best result in Italy last september finishing second at La Pinetina Memorial GB. Widemann fired back to back 67 to tie for lead.
At fourth place tie with -7, a group of 3 Frenchmen, Léo Lespinasse, Nicolas Peyrichou, David Bobrowski and one Spaniard, Eduardo Larranaga.