22nd September 2018 | Alps Tour Golf

Migliozzi wins Abruzzo Open, his second victory this season

Italy’s Guido Migliozzi won today the Abruzzo Open at the Miglianico Golf and Country Club  with a total score of -18. It is Migliozzi’s second Alps Tour victory this season, and the second time he wins this tournament in back-to-back years.
 Frenchmen Paul Elissalde, who entered the final round as leader, and Julien Foret finished tied for 2nd place with a total score of -17. Alps Tour veteran Foret turned in the best card of the day (-9) with an eagle, 9 birdies and 2 bogeys.
« My day was incredible » Migliozzi said. « I played a solid game on the front 9 and finished 7 under. Then, I managed my game. Unfortunately, I made a double bogey on hole 17th but at the end, it was enough to win the tournament by one shot he explained.  In the first round, I was a bit struggling with my game but I finished with 3 birdies in a row. Yesterday, I had a great round and finished 8 under par. Today, I was hungry, I was seeing the flags and I just wanted to hit the ball close to the flags, that was my game today »  he continued.
« I’m very happy because I was the defending champion and I defended the trophy » he concluded.
Santiago Tarrio (ESP), who finished today’s tournament tied for 7th place (-13 total), is still the leader of the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour official season ranking. Louis Cohen Boyer (FRA), Alexandre Daydou (FRA), Marcus Mohr (ENG) and Xavier Poncelet (FRA). At the end of the season, the top 5 of the Order of Merit qualifies directly to play on the Challenge Tour.
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour will travel to the Golf Club Des Iles Borromées, in Northern Italy, for the last tournament of the season, the 2018 Alps Tour Grand Final (October 18th through October 21st), reserved to the top 50 players in the Alps Tour Order of Merit.

18th September 2018 | Alps Tour Golf

Abruzzo Open marks end of regular season

The 2018 Alps Tour season is almost coming to an end as rising golf stars are gathering this week for the final tournament of the regular season, the Abruzzo Open, at the Miglianico Golf and Country Club (Italy) from September 20th through September 22nd. 

The Abruzzo Open will be followed in October by the Alps Tour Grand Final at a date and place to be announced.

The Miglianico Golf and Country Club, a 18-hole par 71 golf course designed by renowned American architect Ronald Kirby, runs along the woods, wineries and artificial bunkers, with plenty of «  off limits » and « water hazards », making it a very unique place to hold the 5th edition of the Abruzzo Open. 

«  The course is very nice and is well-liked by our rising golf stars » tournament director Alessandro Pia said. «  Matt Wallace won the 2016 Grand Final on the same course. Wallace is today in 18th place in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai » he added.

126 players from 15 countries across five continents have entered the tournament including defending champion Guido Migliozzi (ITA) and Santiago Tarrio (ESP), leader of the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour’s official season ranking.  

The €40,000 prize money tournament will be 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. 

29th June 2018 | Alps Tour Golf

Italy’s Migliozzi wins the Open La Pinetina

Guido Migliozzi (ITA) won the Memorial Giorgio Bordoni by AON – Open La Pinetina today at the Golf Club La Pinetina in Como (Italy) with a total score of -14. 

It is Migliozzi’s second victory on the Alps Tour. He won the Open Abruzzo in 2017.
James Sharp (ENG) and Tom Shadbolt (ENG) tied for second place at -13 total while a group of 3 players tied for third place at -12 total: Thomas Grava (FRA), Andrea Saracino (ITA) and Lars Keunen (NED). 
«  The last few holes were hard, because my putting was not as hot as on the first day. I played a solid game, I played safety and won by one shot so anything is possible » Migliozzi said. «  It’s my second win in a row on the Alps Tour so I’m feeling very good » he continued.  
Santiago Tarrio (ESP), who finished in 7th place today (-11 total), still leads the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour official season ranking. He is followed by Marcus Mohr (ENG) who did not make the cut in Italy this week, Louis Cohen Boyer (FRA), Alexandre Daydou (FRA) and David Borda (ESP).

Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour will now travel to France for the St Malo Golf Open starting on July 5th.

27th June 2018 | Alps Tour Golf

Keunen and Migliozzi co-leaders

Lars Keunen (NED) and Guido Migliozzi (ITA) are co-leaders of the Open La Pinetina after round 1 with a total score of -8. 

They’re followed by a group of 3 players who are 2 strokes behind: Louis Cohen Boyer (FRA), James Sharp (ENG) and Tom Shadbolt (ENG). 
«  My day went pretty good. I was 2 under par through the fifth hole and I birdied 3 in a row to finish the front 9 » Lars Keunen said. «  Then, I gave myself a lot of chances but did not convert too many of them. But I finished pretty well with an eagle on hole 8 » he explained. « It’s a nice start but there are 36 more holes to go » he concluded. 
«  Today was really good, my game was really solid, my putt was also very good, I made a few great putts starting from the 1st hole » 21-year-old Guido Migliozzi said. «  To start 8 under is a very good score for the rest of the week. Tomorrow, I’ll tackle the course again and play like today with an attack strategy » he continued. 
Both Keunen and Migliozzi made an eagle, 7 birdies and a bogey.
Weather conditions were sunny all day with temperatures in the 30s. 
Round 2 will tee off tomorrow at 7h30. 

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).

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