27th August 2012 | Alps Tour Golf
Valle d'Aosta Open presented by Scuola Europa
After five weeks off, Alps Tour is back on stage and visits for the first time the city of Breuil Cervinia in Italian Alps. The “Scuola Europa Pro-Am” event will open tomorrow the international week at Golf Club Cervino which celebrated fifty years of existence in 2005. Designed by architect Donald Harradine in the early fifties, and located 2,050 meters above sea level, was one of the first fifteen courses in Italy. In 2008 was completed the expansion of the path that can have 18 holes of high technical quality and that will surely prove to be a great test for competitors.
The tournament welcomes very good players such as the Irish Brendan McCarroll, leader of the Order of Merit, the Scot Ross Kellett, England’s Jack Senior and Chris McDonnell, France’s Jerome Lando-Casanova, Xavier Poncelet and Julien Foret and Northern Ireland’s Gareth Shaw. Among the Italians, two experienced Challenge Tour players: Andrea Perrino (former winner of the Order of Merit) and Gregory Molteni. Alps Tour members like Nicolo Ravano, Alessandro Grammatica, Alberto Campanile, Niccolo Quintarelli and Andrea Rota will take part too. A total of 138 players will dispute the competition from 12 nationalities. Prize money is 50,000 euro of which 7,250 euro will go to the winner.
Sponsors are Scuola Europa – the renowned institute that develops its educational process from the first contact of the students with the academic world until the end of higher education – and the Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta, which holds in high regard golf as an additional vehicle for the promotion of tourism.