Italy's Manfredi Manica, Round 2 leader at the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open. Photo Credit: Alps Tour Golf/ Federico Capretti 
26th April 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Manfredi Manica maintains his lead at the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open. 

Tabarka, April 26th, 2024—Italy’s Manfredi Manica remains in the lead after Round 2 of the 2024 Tunisian Golf Openwith a two-day score of 10 under par. Only one shot back is Luca Galliano from Switzerland. There is a two-way tie for third place at 8 under par that includes Italy’s Adalberto Montini and Spain’s Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela.

The highlight of the day belongs to Italy’s Gianmaria Rean Trinchero, who shot a 9-under-par 63 and now holds the new course record at La Cigale Tabarka Golf.

The second round of the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open, played at the beautiful La Cigale Tabarka Golf in Tabarka, Tunisia, began this morning from the 1st and 10th hole at 7:00 am local time. Unlike yesterday, round 2 began as an overcast day with slightly chillier temperatures. However, as the day went on, the sun came out and the temperatures warmed up.The 2024 Tunisian Golf Open marks the first time that La Cigale Tabarka Golf is hosting an Alps Tour tournament, and this is the first time since 2016, that the Tunisian Golf Open is being disputed.Round 2 Player Quotes 

Italy’s Manfredi Manica, 28, maintains his lead after round 2 of the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open. He shot a second round of 3 under-par, 69 with 2 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine and 2 more birdies on the back nine for a two-day total of 10 under-par. Manica won the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand and is looking to capture his 2nd win on the Alps Tour as he has been playing consistently well since the beginning of the season. After his round, he commented on how: “today I played very well again, especially my iron shots into the greens. I struggled a bit more with my putting today, the short-range putts but overall, I’m pretty happy as I’m 10 under-par after two rounds which is good. We will see what happens tomorrow.” He added that, “it would be great to grab a win in the early stages of the season that’s for sure, but we will see what happens tomorrow.”  Manica also explained how, “today I found the conditions to be slightly easier as there was less wind compared to yesterday.”  

Luca Galliano,38, from Switzerland, followed his 4 under-par, 68 opening round with a 5 under-par, 67 today for a two-day total of 9 under-par and finds himself in 2nd place ahead of tomorrow’s final round. He made 8 birdies, 1 bogey, and 1 double bogey during today’s round. Galliano has been performing well since the beginning of the season and is looking to capture the trophy tomorrow. After his disappointing finish with a double bogey on the 18th hole, he commented: “I saw the scores this morning and saw they were low, so I knew I had to come out and play well. I’m pleased that I was able to do that as I made a lot of birdies today. I was playing smart golf today as I made the birdies where I knew I had to make birdies, and the rest, I tried to be patient and smart. I was a bit unlucky on the 10th hole, where I was unable to reach the green with my 2nd shot, and then I had a good comeback on the next hole with a birdie. I had a strong finish with a birdie on 16 and 17 and knew I was in the lead at that point, and I felt it. On the 18th hole I missed my tee shot and was lucky to find my ball, however I made some mistake but pleased that I made a good putt to save the double bogey. I’m in contention and very happy about so we will see what happens tomorrow.” 

Adalberto Montini, 24, from Italy, who was tied for 3rd place after yesterday’s 1st round, remains tied for 3rd place with a two-day total of 8 under-par. He shot a 3 under-par, 69 in today’s round where he made 3 birdies on his front nine holes and 2 birdies and 2 bogeys on the back nine. Montini is looking to capture his 1st Alps Tour title this weekend and after his round, he mentioned: “I played well from tee to green today, the course was in fantastic shape, it was a bit windy on the front nine especially the holes next to the coast. I’m very pleased even though I three-putted the last hole, so I’m slightly annoyed with that, but overall, I’m looking forward to tomorrow, and hopefully, I can get a good round together.”

Spain’s Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela, 27, is the 2nd player in the 2-way tie for 3rd place with a two-day total of 8 under-par. He made 5 birdies and 2 bogeys on the day. Hernandez Cabezuela has earned various good finishes over the years but is looking to break through and earn his 1st win on the Alps Tour.

The winner of the 2023 Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera, Gianmaria Rean Trinchero, 28, fromItaly, moves into a 3-way tie for 5th place after the 2nd round of the 2024 Tunisian Alps Open due to a fantastic second-round score. He was tied for 49th place at 2 over-par after the 1st round of the tournament but thanks to a fantastic 9 under-par, 63 in round 2 has moved close to the top of the leaderboard with a two-day total of 7 under-par. He made 4 birdies on the front nine holes and 6 on the back nine, 4 of which were in a row, before ending his round with a bogey on the 18th hole. With today’s incredible round, Rean Trinchero now holds the new course record of La Cigale Tabarka Golf which was previously held by Jon Robson during the 1995 Challenge Tour event with a score of 7 under-par. After his round, ReanTrinchero was very pleased with his game: “today’s round was really good, my tee shots were really good, my irons were dialed in, and my putting was excellent. I only missed one on the 17th hole, but the rest were perfect. The main difference in my game between yesterday and today was that yesterday, with 2 of my tee shots, I lost a ball and made a 6 on the 8th hole and an 8 on the 18th hole. Today, I just missed one, and that’s the only bogey I made.” He added that he’s super happy with the position he’s in but knows that: “Tomorrow will be tough. Manfredi Manica is a good player, and I know I need to hit fairways, hit greens, and make the putts.” 

Estonia’s Sander Aadusaar and France’s Sebastien Gandon are in a three-way tie for fifth place alongside Rean Trinchero, with a two-day total of 7 under par.

Final Round

The final round of the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open will begin at 7:50 am local time from the 1st hole. The leaders will tee off at 11:00 am local time from the 1st hole.

A total of 42 players made the cut which was set at 146 (+2).

The 2024 Tunisian Golf Open winner will walk away with €6,525.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Tunisian Golf Open is grateful for the support of the following sponsors and institutional sponsors: Inspiring Tunisia, Tunisian National Tourism Office (ONTT), La Cigale Tabarka Hôtel-Thalasso-Golf, Voyages 2000, Banque Zitouna, Zitouna Payment, Zitouna Takaful Assurances, Fédération Tunisienne de Golf as well as the national airline Tunisair.

For more information on the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open, visit the official Alps Tour website, and follow the official Alps Tour social media handles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


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