22nd July 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Habeler sealed maiden win after extra hole
Austria’s Markus Habeler sealed maiden win defeating three opponents during play-off at 2017 Lignano Open. The 24 year old player shot 68 for final round and -16 total.
They were three more players to reach the same score, overnight leader Xavier Poncelet with 69 last round, HP Bacher from Austria and France’s Robin Roussel. The latter got into a play-off in Saint Malo Open, a fortnight ago.
This event was the last counting for Top 6 players getting an exemption for European Tour Stage 1 and play directly Stage 2 in November. Ugo Coussaud, Adria Arnaus, Robin Roussel, Lars Van Meijel, JB Gonnet and Lukas Nemecz will avoid the first stage battle.
21st July 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Poncelet took the lead heading to final day
France’s Xavier Poncelet shot second round 68 for -13 total after his opening day with 63 at Lignano Open. A group of 3 players is one shot behind, Austria’s Markus Habeler and Frenchmen Raphaël Marguery and Fabien Marty.
Overnight leader Italian amateur Giacomo Fortini could not keep the pace after his amazing score, 62. He shot 73 today. The course struggled to defend itself against high level of game. The cut felt at -4.
Maxime Radureau, currently at 6th place in the ranking missed the cut and Julien Brun, 7th, is playing on Challenge Tour in France so the opportunity for Thomas Elissalde and Lukas Nemecz is real to enter the top 6 after this event and get an exemption for European Tour Q School and go directly to Stage 2.