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.
10th July 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Amateur Boulanger bakes Roussel during play-off
French amateur Thomas Boulanger defeated his fellow countryman Robin Roussel after first extra hole at Saint Malo Golf Open.
The 17 year old player from Cannes holed a 5 meter putt to grab maiden win and engrave his name on the trophy. He signed for 68 final round, -18 and Roussel recorded a card of -2. The latter admitted his putting was less efficient today and the he missed a couple 2 meter putts to hope better results.
Boulanger was the leader after round one and explained it was a dream as he only hoped to make the cut. Way more than the cut, the talented young gun kept the pace and with no fear challenged the pros on their soil.
It has been the second amateur who won this season on the Alps Tour after Spain’s Adria Arnaus.
With this second place, Robin Roussel enters Alps Tour top 5 at 4th place. Ugo Coussaud remains leader ahead of Adria Arnaus and Lars Van Meijel. Jean Baptiste Gonnet, former European Tour is currently at 5th place.