Davey Porsius and Gary Hurley co-lead after two rounds at the 2022 Alps de Andalucía.
Ayamonte, June 24th 2022- Netherland’s Davey Porsius and Ireland’s Gary Hurley co-lead at 13 under-par after two rounds at the 2022 Alps de Andalucía. France’s Matthieu Caron, Spain’s Jorge Maicas Redondo and French amateurJulien Sale are in a tie for 3rd place at 9 under-par. Current Order of Merit Leader France’s Tom Vaillant, Spain’s Victor Casado and Italy’s Carlo Casalegno are in a three-way tie for 6th place at 8 under-par.
It was another beautiful summer day with a pleasant temperature that welcomed the players at Isla Canela Golf Club, Valle Guadiana Links course near Ayamonte, Spain. Play began at 8:15 am from both the 1st and 10th hole. The scoring conditions were again more favorable for the players in the morning due to calmer wind conditions compared to the strong persistent wind that picked up in the afternoon.
Round 2 Player Quotes-
Netherland’s Davey Porsius is co-leading at 13 under-par after an amazing 8 under-par round today. Porsius had a few setbacks in his amateur career, however things changed in 2018 when he won the Twente Cup which allowed him to play in the KLM Open and then managed to qualified for the Alps Tour. He is still looking for his first win on the tour and hopes this week might be his lucky on. After his round, Porsius commented on how the golf course played completely different today: “It felt like a completely different course today compared to yesterday. Today it was just a slight wind from the opposite direction to what I played with yesterday afternoon. I’m hitting very good irons shots and with the wind changes it definitely helped me stay in control of my game.” Heading into the final round today, he has one goal in mind: “I obviously want to win, I need the points to get closer to the top 5. If I can keep hitting my irons like I did the last two days I know I can have a good shot at the win.”
Irishman, Gary Hurley shot a bogey-free 8 under-par in round 2 and co-leads at 13 under-par. He had a very successful amateur career before turning professional. He finished runner-up in the 2015 Spanish Amateur Championship and 2015 European Championship, as well as guiding Great Britain and Ireland to victory at the 2015 Walker Cup. Hurley has had a couple of top 10 finishes this season and his looking to breakthrough with a win. After his round today, he commented about the course conditions: “The course conditions were different today, the wind was completely different, and it switched back to yesterday’s wind when I had a few holes left. Obviously playing in the morning, I had less wind, yesterday was very windy during my round. I’ve been playing very steady the past 2 days. I’m happy with my execution of some of my shots so it’s a good two days.” When asked about his approach into tomorrow’s final round, Hurley explained: “I’m not going to do anything much different tomorrow than the past two days. I’m in a very good space and I’m looking forward to testing myself tomorrow. I’m excited to see what tomorrow brings, good or bad, I’m looking forward to it. There will be a lot to take away.”
In a tie for 3rd place at 9 under-par and just 4 shot back of the lead, you can find: France’s Matthieu Caron, Spain’s Jorge Maicas Redondo and French amateur Julien Sale. Current Order of Merit Leader, Tom Vaillant, Spain’s Victor Casado and Italy’s Carlo Casalegno are in a three-way tie for 6th place with a two-day total of 8 under-par and 5 shots from the lead.
This tournament is promoted and organized by JGolf.
The Alps de Andalucía can count on the support of the joint collaboration between two main sponsors, the Real Federación Española de Golf and the Real Federación Andaluza de Golf. The tournament also has the support of numerous co-sponsors: Valle Guadiana Links, Consejo Superior de Deportes, EDP Solar, Allianz, AON, Kyocera (servicios oficiales de impresión), Tag Heuer, BCD Sports, Mahou San Miguel, Solán de Cabras and JGolf.
The final round of the 2022 Alps de Andalucía, will begin at 8:45 am from hole 1 and 10.
A total of 45 players (40 professionals and 5 amateurs) made the cut which was set at -2 (142). The final group will tee off at 10:02 am from the 1st hole. The winner of the 2022 Alps de Andalucía, will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.
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