26th August 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Thomas Elissalde sealed third title in Italy
France’s Thomas Elissalde won his third title on Alps Tour thanks to last round 67 in Open Castello di Tolcinasco for -13 total. At second place Niccolo Quintarelli and Erwan Vieilledent is third on his own.
« When I played my practice round, I told myself that the winner this week would be a proper player! At first place it seems quite long to me but eventually with the hot weather and the fair design of the course, I really enjoy it. I am pleased with my behavior because I have played with 2 big hitters, Andrew Cooley, the first 2 rounds and Erwan Vieilledent during last round and I managed to stay focus on my game. »
It was so difficult to come back on Alps Tour after a poor season on Challenge Tour. It hurts. But, this is the proof that when you work hard, eventually, you get paid. This win means a lot to me. »
Elissalde will be close to top 10 of the ranking and he admitted his goal was to enter the top 5 again to go back on Challenge Tour.
Top 6 of the Alps Tour ranking will be announced later in the evening.