10th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Maccario and Quintarelli on top at Preisch
Another duo to lead heading to final round of Citadelle Trophy International-Golf de Preisch. Italy’s Federico Maccario and fellow countryman Niccolo Quintarelli share pole position with -10 total.
England’s Andrew Cooley is one shot back.
Another beautiful day near Luxembourg border. Overnight leaders, Poncelet and Elissalde both failed to keep their status. The course beat them and none shot under par. Italian duo took this opportunity to lead thanks to great golf and scores. Maccario shot 66 thanks to 7 birdies and only one dropped shot on the 11th. His compatriot Quintarelli had more of a roller coster round with one double bogey and a bogey but still signed for 68 to join the leading score.
Big hitter Andrew Cooley shot the best score of the day 65 to be in contention for a 4th win on Alps Tour after three Egyptian titles. Matt Wallace shot one under today for 9th place tie. He is 5 shots back of the lead. A sixth win in a row might be difficult to achieve.
9th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Poncelet and Elissalde neck and neck in Preisch
French duo leads heading to the week end in Citadelle Trophy International-Golf de Preisch. Thomas Elissalde fired flawless 64, -8 to tie for first place with Xavier Poncelet, 68 today.
The two Frenchmen know how to win a tournament. They both engraved their names on an Alps Tour trophy but a slight advantage could be given to Thomas Elissalde who has just won a fortnight ago in Castello di Tolcinasco Open.
Poncelet is very solid. The former Challenge Tour player has been working hard to regain his lost status. He shot back to back 68 to take the lead after two rounds. A similar energy feeds Thomas Elissalde. The player from Biarrtiz already graduated for Challenge Tour as but struggled to develop his best game. His goal is to come back stronger on upper circuit. What does not kill you makes you stronger they said.
Alps Tour leader, England’s Matt Wallace shot 67 to day after shy 73. The latter made history on the mountain logo circuit. He won 5 events in a row this season and is tied for 10th place in Preisch with 2 rounds to play.
The cut felt at level par.
8th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Grégoire Schoeb to lead in Preisch
French amateur Grégoire Schoeb took the lead after opening 65 at Citadelle Trophy International-Golf de Preisch. The 23 year old from Metz, east of France, confirmed among the pros his good season as amateur. After wirst injury last winter, he had to stop playing for a while. One of his best result this year is a win at La Mouchy, prestigious tournament in Fontainebleau (France), end of April.
The Pole France member had eight birdies today and dropped only one shot on the 10th hole. The first pro, one shot back, is Léo Lespinasse. The player from Biarritz is recording his best season on Alps Tour so far. Last May, he won the Open de Saint François Guadeloupe and his goal is to finish in final top 5 this season. He needs a win to jump to cross the limit. He is currently ranked 10th. He had a flawless round of 66.
Another amateur completes the podium alongside a group of 4 pros, Julien Coupade. The later finished in Top 10 during Open de La Mirabelle d’Or played on his home course. He honored his invitation with very solid 68, -4.
Alps Tour leader, multiple winner this season, Matt Wallace, struggled to get back on tracks. He shot shy 73 for 36th position tie.
13th September 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Citadelle Trophy International-Preisch 2015 – Final Day
Final Round highlights of the 2015 Citadelle Trophy International at Golf de Preisch.
England’s Josh Loughrey won for the second time this season. Darius Van Driel from Netherlands finished 2nd and Matt Wallace (Eng) third.
12th September 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Citadelle Trophy International-Preisch 2015 – DAY 3
Highlights of the third round of the 2015 Citadelle Trophy International at Golf de Preisch.
Two co-leaders at the end of this day, England’s Josh Loughrey and Darius Van Driel from Netherlands at -10 under par. Matt Wallace (Eng) is just behind them w/-9. A very interesting final day is expected to determine the name of the winner!
11th September 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Citadelle Trophy International-Preisch 2015 – DAY 2
Highlights of the second round of the 2015 Citadelle Trophy International at Golf de Preisch.
England’s Josh Loughrey is leading w/-8, followed by Italy’s Andrea Maestroni and rookie Darius Van Driel from Netherlands w/-6.
Tonight, 46 players are qualified including two amateurs to play the next two days.
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Citadelle Trophy International-Preisch 2015 – DAY 1
Highlights of the first round of the 2015 Citadelle Trophy International at Golf de Preisch. Italy’s Corrado de Stefani is leading w/-5, followed by England’s Joh Loughrey and 4 players at -3.
14th September 2014 | Alps Tour Golf
Wilde win for Tom
Tom Wilde won his maiden title on Alps Tour. He defeated after first extra hole France’s Matthieu Pavon and Spain’s Alfonso Gutierrez. The 25 year old was the unexpected winner of Citadelle Trophy International thanks to amazing final round.
The Englishman shot the best score of the day 64 to surge at -11 alonside overnight leader Alfonso Gutierrez. The latter was leading fater his front nine. Unfortunately he dropped two shots coming back home and open the door to challengers.
Matthieu Pavon, leader after first round, had a very solid day with 5 birdies and no bogey. He came back on top to be part of the final drama.
The three players hit the fairway with their tee shot. Both Wilde and Pavon hit the green, Wilde 3 meters from the cup and Pavon shorter. The Spaniard struggled with his second shot and ended in the bunker. He could not save par as he putted first. Wilde holed for birdier putting all the pressure on Pavon’s shoulders. The young frenchamn missed his putt and the english players celebrated the win of their fellow.
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Report Final Day – Citadelle Trophy-Golf de Preisch
Final round highlights in Citadelle Trophy International – Golf de Preisch
England’s Tom Wilde wins after play off against France’s Matthieu Pavon and Spain’s Alfonso Gutierrez
13th September 2014 | Alps Tour Golf
Gutierrez stormed clear
Spain’s Alfonso Gutierrez shot the score of the day tie 68 to take the lead after three rounds in Citadelle Trophy International – Golf de Preisch with -9. He recorded three cards under par as his closest challenger German Sebastian Heisele. Heisele is only one shot back. Then a shot further, England’s Andrew Cooley, three time Alps Tour winner.
After two rounds, the podium was celebrating local players but going into the final, it is a very international leaders and challengers who stormed in this moving day. Gutierrez had two top 10 this season but is still looking for a win on Alps Tour.
Sebastian Heisele had a win on Pro Golf Tour and his best result on Alps Tour was a seventh place in France end of June.
The leaderboard is quite congested and players will have to deal with a fourth round as they usualy play a three round event. Patience and nerves of steel will be the keep to win this second Citadelle Trophy International.