Round 2 co-leader at the 2023 Alps de Andalucía, Netherland's Lars Keunen.  Photo Credit: Alps Tour Golf/ Federico Capretti.
16th June 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

Lars Keunen and Benjamin Kedochim co-lead after Round 2 at the 2023 Alps de Andalucía.

Round 2 Review


Isla Canela Links
Ayamonte, Spain
15th-17th June 2023

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Pos. Name Score
1 Lars Keunen (NED) -12
Benjamin Kedochim (FRA) -12
3 Quim Vidal (ESP) -11
4 Victor Garcia Broto (ESP) -10
and 2 other players tied at -10

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Lars Keunen and Benjamin Kedochim co-lead after Round 2 at the 2023 Alps de Andalucía. 

Ayamonte, June 16th 2023- After two rounds at the 2023 Alps de Andalucía, we have a very tight leaderboard. Netherland’s Lars Keunen and France’s Benjamin Kedochim are in a two-way tie for the lead at 12 under-par entering the final round of the 2023 Alps de Andalucía. In 3rd place, Spain’s Quim Vidal at 11 under-par. There is a 3-way tie for 4th place at 10 under-par that includes three Spanish players: Victor Garcia BrotoJose Manuel Pardo Benitez and Enrique Marin.

It was another beautiful day with great scoring opportunities for the players competing at Isla Canela Links for the 2nd round of the 2023 Alps de Andalucía. The weather conditions were very favorable with sunny skies and a very warm temperature that reached 35°C. Play began at 8:15 am from both the 1st and 10th hole.

Round 2 Player Quotes

Netherland’s Lars Keunen who was in 2nd place after the first round, now finds himself in a share of the lead after today’s round at 12 under-par. He made 6 birdies and 1 bogey today for a second round of 5 under-par,67 and a two-day total of 12 under-par. He is currently 10th in the Order of Merit rank and has been constantly near the top of the leaderboards in the majority of the events this season. Keunen 26 years old, represents The Dutch Golf Club. After his round, he commented on how he found “the wind was coming from the opposite direction on the first 9 holes so they played a little differently for me today.”  He added that “after starting my round with a bogey, I definitely played well and I’m pleased about the 4 birdies in a row in the middle of my round. I was able to take advantage of the easier holes on the course today.” When asked about heading into the final round in the lead, he “plans to execute the same strategy he used like the past 2 days and see what happens. It would obviously mean a lot to win tomorrow as I put in a lot of work to get my game to the next level but I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself.”

Benjamin Kedochim from France who shot a bogey-free round yesterday and was tied for 3rd place, finds himself tied for the lead at 12 under-par. He followed his opening-round of 6 under-par, with another 6 under-par in the second round for a two-day total of 12 under-par. During today’s round, he made 8 birdies and 2 bogeys. He concluded his round with 3 birdies in his last 4 holes of the day. He is 28 years old and represents Biarritz Le Phare. After his round, he was very pleased as he “made the birdies where I needed to which is a good feeling. I did well on the easy holes making birdies on every easy hole like 15, 16 where I had a short wedge into the green and 17 where I holed a good putt. Both rounds have been very good and all parts of my game have been very consistent this week especially my putting which has been the best of the season.” When asked about what he plans to do to prepare for tomorrow, Kedochim added, “I’m ready to have a good dinner and talk with the boys then have a good rest tonight ahead of tomorrow’s final round.”

Round 2 co-leader at the 2023 Alps de Andalucía, France’s Benjamin Kedochim.  Photo Credit: Alps Tour Golf/ Federico Capretti.

Spain’s Quim Vidal, winner of the second event of the season, the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open, is only 1 stroke off the lead after the 2nd round of the 2023 Alps de Andalucía. He is 23 years old and currently is 5th in the Order of Merit standings. Vidal was tied for 6th place after the 1st round of the tournament and now is in 3rd place with a two-day total of 11 under-par. He had a bogey-free 6 under-par, 66 in round 2 with 4 birdies and 1 eagle. When he signed for his bogey-free round, he commented: “yesterday I played pretty well but I had two very different rounds. Yesterday I didn’t play bad but I made some good putts and today I played super well, leaving them very close but I didn’t putt well. I’m playing comfortably, with confidence because I’m hitting the ball well but not putting to my standards. I missed a few shorts putts which hurt.” He went on to add that, “After winning in Egypt, I missed a few cuts, but my game is improving again. I’ve made some technical changes in my swing with my coach and I’m hitting it more consistently again.” Vidal feels comfortable on this course as “I know it well because between the Alps Tour and the PQs I’ve played it a lot. I hope to finish the week well and move forward in the Alps Tour rankings.”

There is a 3-way tie for 4th place with a two-day total of 10 under-par with a Spanish trio: Victor Garcia BrotoJose Manuel Pardo Benitez and Enrique Marin. In 7th place at 9 under-par, French amateur Antoine Bachelier.

Final Round

A total of 49 players made the cut which was set at 141 (-3).

The final round of the 2023 Alps de Andalucía will begin at 8:00 am local time from the 1st and 10th hole and the leaders will tee off at 9:28 am local time from the 1st hole.

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

Tournament Promoter

The 2023 Alps de Andalucía 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: Loterías y Apuestas del EstadoIsla Canela LinksConsejo Superior de DeportesAllianzAONRentokilKyocera (servicios oficiales de impresión)BCD SportsMahou San MiguelSolán de Cabras and Nextcaddy.

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