Davey Porsius leader after 2 rounds at the 2023 Abruzzo Alps Open. Photo Credit: Alps Tour Golf / Federico Capretti
28th July 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

Davey Porsius moves into the lead after a 62 in Round 2 at the 2023 Abruzzo Alps Open.

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Miglianico Golf & Country Club
Pescara, Italy
27th-29th July 2023

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Pos. Name Score
1 Davey Porsius (NED) -12
2 Oihan Guillamoundeguy (FRA) -9
3 Manfredi Manica (ITA) -8
Franck Medale (FRA) -8
Xavier Poncelet (FRA) -8

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Davey Porsius moves into the lead after a 62 in Round 2 at the 2023 Abruzzo Alps Open. 

Miglianico, July 28th 2023- After two rounds at the 2023 Abruzzo Alps Open, Netherland’s Davey Porsius is the tournament leader with a two-day total of 12 under-par. France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy is in solo 2nd place with a total score of 9 under-par. There is a three-way tie for 3rd place at 8 under-par that includes Italy’s Manfredi Manica and French duo: Franck Medale and Xavier Poncelet.

It was another beautiful day with great scoring opportunities for the players competing at Miglianico Golf & Country Club in the Abruzzo Region for the 2nd round of the 2023 Abruzzo Alps Open. The weather conditions were very favorable with sunny skies, a warm temperature and some light winds. Play began at 7:30 am from both the 1st and 10th hole. This is the 9th edition of the 2023 Abruzzo Alps Open.

Round 2 Player Quotes

Davey Porsius, 27 years old from Netherland shot an incredible 8 under-par, 62 in today’s round for a two-day total of 12 under-par to find himself in the lead ahead of the final round. He was in a 7-way tie for 3rd place after the opening round, but he made 9 birdies and 1 single bogey during his 2nd round to move into the lead. He currently is 13th in the Order of Merit rank and looks to make a move towards the top 5 spots. Porsius became an Alps Tour winner when he captured the 2022 Hauts de France-Pas de Calais Golf Open title last spring and now looks forward to trying to capture another win. After the round, Porsius commented on how “I hit it a little bit better than yesterday but was able to hole some nice putts during the round which is always good, I enjoyed it for sure. Today was a really good day, I mainly focused to hit one shot at a time and it works nicely. I feel like the wind was less strong than yesterday, maybe it was just the difference in the two waves but that made it a bit easier but the conditions overall were quite similar to yesterday.” When preparing for tomorrow’s final round, he plans to “rest and do some stretches, I want to make sure my body stays in good shape.” Porsius got ill right before the start of the 2023 Croara Alps Open, subsequently he had to miss out on a few events, “it would mean so much to win tomorrow, after getting sick, I knew I needed to play well the remaining tournaments to get into the top 5 in the Order of Merit rank. A 3rd place in Tenerife and a win this week would mean I can skip first stage of DP World Tour Q-School and would put me in position to have a better chance of making it to the Challenge Tour next year.”

France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy who is just 18 years old, who was tied for the lead after yesterday’s 1st round, finds himself in 2nd place with a two-day total of 9 under-par after today’s round 2. He shot a 4 under-par, 66 today with 5 birdies and 1 bogey. Guillamoundeguy represents Golf Club Seignosse and is a past winner on the Alps Tour as he captured the 2022 Red Sea Little Venice Open title when he was still an amateur player.  He then turned professional at the end of 2022 and this is his first season as a professional player. After the round, Guillamoundeguy proudly commented: “that today was a great round. I take the momentum from the 15th hole for my great finish. I can say that my long game was definitely better than yesterday however my putting wasn’t as sharp.”  He went on to add that he finds Miglianico Golf & Country Clubin good shape. The greens are slightly soft but they were better today even though I didn’t make as many putts. My strategy was good and I will stick with the same plan tomorrow. I will try to just be myself in the final round and play the golf I know I can play and see what happens. I’ve been playing well but need to put all pieces together to try and earn my first professional win.”

Twenty-seven years old, Manfredi Manica from Italy, winner of the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand, was tied for 19thplace yesterday but is now in a three-way tie for 3rd place with a total score of 8 under-par. He followed his opening-round of 2 under-par, with a bogey-free 6 under-par,64 in the second round for a two-day total of 8 under-par. During today’s round, he made 6 birdies. After his round, Manica was very pleased, “I played very solid today especially my long game. I found that the course was playing slightly easier today. There was less wind and the pins were more accessible like the 6th and 8th hole.”

France’s Franck Medale is also in the three-way tie for 3rd place with a two-day total of 8 under-par alongside Manica. He is 28 years old and represents Golf EspalaisMedale is a winner on the Alps Tour as he captured the 2021 Open de La Mirabelle d’Or. He has earned various top 20 finishes so far this season but is looking to breakthrough and earn another win. During today’s 2nd round, he made 1 bogey on the 5th hole and 5 birdies for a 4 under-par,66. Following his 4 under-par, Medale commented: “it was a solid round, I made good decisions the entire day. Unfortunately, I missed a few opportunities that would have made it an even better round. I feel like I just have to keep putting myself in good position and let the putter do his magic to hopefully win another tournament.”

Xavier Poncelet from France is the third player in the three-way tie for 3rd place with a two-day score of 8 under-par. He shot a 5 under-par, 65 in today’s second round where he made 2 bogeys and 7 birdies. Poncelet has earned a win and various top 5 finishes over the years in his Alps Tour career. When he completed today’s round, Poncelet was very happy with the way the day went and he found “today was very hot. I overall played well today and can’t really point out anything specific. It was a fun day where I thoroughly enjoyed shaping the ball and putting a good round together.”

First-round leader, Spain’s Victor Garcia Broto shot a 2 under-par, 68 today and finds himself in 6th place with a two-day total of 7 under-par.Final Round

The final round of the 2023 Abruzzo Alps Open will begin at 8:00 am local time from the 1st and 10th hole.

A total of 55 players (46 pros and 9 amateurs) made the cut which was set at 139 (-1). The final group will tee off at 9:40am local time from the 1st hole.

The winner of the 2023 Abruzzo Alps Open, will earn the winning check of €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

Like the majority of the Alps Tour events that are played on Italian soil, the 2023 Abruzzo Alps Open is organized by the Italian Pro Tour, which is a branch of the Italian Golf Federation. They are responsible for promoting the majority of the professional golf events that occur in Italy.

The main sponsors that support the Italian Pro Tour include DS AutomobilesFideuram Intesa SanPaolo Private BankingKappa, Rinascente and Poste Assicura. In addition, Dipartimento per lo Sport, is the Institutional Partner of the Italian Golf Federation for the 2023 Ryder Cup. Their media partners are the following two Italian newspapers: Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport. The Italian Pro Tour featured social partner is Sport Senza Frontiere Onlus and with an official advisor, Infront Italy.

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