4th July 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
The Alps Tour season continues. Next up: Saint-Malo Golf Open
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour are back in France this week for the Saint-Malo Golf Open July 5th through July 8th at Saint-Malo Golf Resort.
Two-time European Tour winner, Christian Cevear of France, is the star name in a field of 128 that includes players from 17 countries across five continents. Defending champion, amateur, Thomas Boulanger, who is still only 18, is joined by five of this season’s winners in what will surely be one of the strongest fields of the season.
Set in the Mesnil Forest in Le Tronchet, the par 72 parkland course, playing 6072 meters, (6640 yards), will provide the players with a stern test as they not only negotiate the many bunkers, tricky greens and some tight fairways but also the 13 water hazards that come into play on the course.
With the weather set to be fine for the tournament days, Tournament Director, Estelle Richard said, “We are delighted to return to St Malo Golf Resort. It is a pleasure to work with the professional team here, the course has, once again, been presented in great condition and the players are looking forward to the challenge this week.”
The €45,000 prize fund is the second largest of the season so far and this year’s champion will be crowned after 72 holes of stroke play competition from 5th -8th July. The cut, to 40 and ties plus amateurs, will be made after 36 holes with the final two rounds being played over the weekend.
Round one starts at 07:45 on Thursday.
8th July 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Robin Roussel surged one clear in Brittany
Robin Roussel took a flying start during moving day in this afternoon in Saint Malo Golf Open. The 26 year old player signed for 64, and -17 total to surge one shot clear ahead of David Borda and one further of a group of 3 players.
Roussel could not have a better start. The player from Paris recorded back to back eagle and back to back birdies to be -6 after 4 holes.
« Obviously I never had this kind of record before. I had a nap on the terrace before I teed off, it might be the reason! »
He turned first nine -8. On way home, he had two bogeys and two birdies for final score 64.
« When you starts so well and shot really low the first nine, obviously you started to thing about a really good score but I never thought about a 59 but I had to admit I would have loved a -10, I already had a few -9, this is my personal record but not -10. »
Roussel is only playing for the second season as pro and is still looking for maiden win.
David Borda from Spain will be his main competitor as he fired 68 for -15 total. Italy’s Michele Ortolani and Frenchmen Fabien Marty and amateur Victor Boulanger are one shot further. Boulanger, 17, is playing his second pro event and his goal at the beginning of the week was to make the cut. The teenager will play on Sunday in second last group and potentially is in contention for a title.