From left, Juan Antonio López, President of Zaudin Golf; Estelle Richard, Alps Tour Chief Executive and Operations Director; Lucas Vacarisas, winner of 2020 Alps de Andalucia; Natalia Bigeriego, Marketing Manager of Tag Heuer España; Pablo Mansilla, President of Royal Andalucian Golf Federation. (Photo JGolf18)
25th September 2020 | Alps Tour Golf

Vacarisas seals his first win on the Alps Tour

Tomares, Sevilla (Spain), 25th September 2020 – Lucas Vacarisas is the winner of the Alps de Andalucia at Club Zaudìn Golf in Sevilla with a total of 199 strokes (-14), one better than compatriots Jordi Garcia del Moral and Mario Galiano Aguilar who share the second spot at 200 (-13).

It is a dream come true for Vacarisas, 22, as he finally grabs the first title which had been so elusive in the last few weeks. The young Spaniard – one of the three Mena Tour players who got an invite to Alps Tour tournaments thanks to the agreement sealed by the two organizations last December – had a top-10 in Austria at Gosser Open last August, was 2nd in France at Open de la Mirabelle d’Or two weeks ago, and now – thanks to a solid final round in 64 – has climbed the Alps Tour Order of Merit up to the 2nd spot, behind the leader Garcia del Moral.

“I’m very happy, first of all for the job I’ve done and for today’s round”, said Vacarisas, “I knew I needed a good one in order to have a chance as anybody could win among the top ten. I’ve lost some focus between 10 and 12 with one bogey, but I reacted pretty soon. Of course I was a bit nervous waiting for the finish of Jordi and Mario, but I knew that the last three holes are very difficult on this course”.

In fact Garcia del Moral had been leading for most of the day while starting T3rd, as he sealed three birdies and one eagle in the front 9, and going as low as -16 on the 16th tee; then, two disastrous double bogeys (and one birdie on 17) broke his chance of winning for the second time in less than one month.

“This first win gives me a lot of confidence”, said Vacarisas, who wins a cheque for €5,800, “but for sure I will go on working more, this is just the start for me. There are two more tournaments in the Alps Tour season and I need to keep on scoring well in order to grab one of the three spots for the Challenge Tour”.

The best round of the day was 63 (-8), signed both by Spanish amateur Joel Moscatel and by Austrian pro Alex Kopp, who finished his round in style holing a 6-iron on hole 9 for a spectacular hole-in-one, and climbed up to 4th spot shared with Portuguese Tomàs Bessa.

Alps de Andalucia has enjoyed the support of Real Federación Española de Golf, Real Federación Andaluza de Golf, Zaudín Golf ClubConsejo Superior de Deportes, EDP Solar, Kyocera, Tag Heuer, Bodegas Barbadillo, Agua En Caja Mejor sostenible, pura y natural, JGolf.

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