From Left to Right: CEO Murhof Gruppe Mag- Klaus Geyrhofer, Gösser- Kalcher Jakob, 2024 Gösser Open Winner- Maximilian Steinlechner and Alps Tour Tournament Director- Alessandro Pia Photo Credits: Alps Tour Golf
18th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Maximilian Steinlechner wins the 32nd edition of the Gösser Open.  

Maria Lankowitz, May 18th, 2024- After 1 hole of a sudden-death playoff, Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner wins the 2024 Gösser Open with a par on the 1st playoff hole. Steinlechner, alongside Spain’s Asier Aguirre Izcue, concluded their final round at Golf Club Erzherzog Johann tied for the lead and, therefore, took part in a 2-way sudden-death playoff thanks to their final score of 17 under-par. In 3rd place at 15 under-par Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto.

Round 2 of the 2024 Gösser Open, which was suspended last night for darkness at 8:23 p.m., resumed this morning at 7:00 a.m. local time. Only a few groups needed to conclude their round. Once round 2 was completed, 49 players (43 professionals and 6 amateurs) made the cut, which was set at -3 (141).

The 2024 Gösser Open’s final round, played at the beautiful Golf Club Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz, Austria, began at 9:00 a.m. local time. Players teed off from the 1st and 10th holes. The final pairing teed off from hole 1 at 10:28 a.m. local time. After a lot of rain over the last few days, players competed during today’s final round under sunny blue skies and a warm temperature.

The Gösser Open is the oldest and one of the most important tournaments on the Alps Tour schedule. This year, we celebrated its 32nd edition.

Final Round Player Quotes

Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner, 24, wins the 2024 Gösser Open after making a par on the 1st playoff hole against Spain’s Asier Aguirre Izcue. He earned the winner’s check of €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points. He followed his opening round of 5 under-par, with a 4 under-par in round two and an amazing 8 under-par to end the tournament at 17 under-par. Steinlechner mainly plays on the Challenge Tour, but nonetheless, he was very excited to be able to compete this week in his home country. After his win, he was very pleased as this was his first win in his home country: “So starting the third round, I knew the winning score was going to be low as the weather forecast was good. The few more putts that dropped today made the difference between me shooting 64 today and the first two rounds. In the playoff, I did the exact same thing as I did in regulation. Played my game and followed my strategy and got lucky that my opponent made a bogey while I made a solid par. It feels great to have my first win here in Austria, it’s great. I’m going to go enjoy it.” 

Brandon Kewalramani, 25, from the United States, concludes the 2024 Gösser Open tied for 18th place with a three-day score of 9 under par. However, he won the 2024 Austrian International Par 3 Championships which took place on May 14th at Golf Club Graz-Andritz St. Gotthard, which is still owned by the Murhof Gruppe, this week’s promoter. After he concluded the tournament, he commented: “I had a fabulous time playing at the 2024 Austrian International Par 3 Championships at the beginning of the week. It was run very well, and the course was in excellent shape, and I really think it got my game in a good spot for this week’s tournament. It was a challenge as there weren’t only short shots but also 130/140-meter shots.”  Kewalramani added that being from: “the United States in California, I have to say I love playing in Europe, I love traveling in Europe and I must say the Alps Tour is a great tour, it’s run incredibly well, and I love the level of competition we have each week. You must play really well all three days to have any chance of being in contention. I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks in France and Spain and the rest of the year.” 

After the sixth event of the season, the Alps Tour Order of Merit rank has Edoardo R. Lipparelli in the lead with 14,715.00 points. Aymeric Laussot stays in 2nd place with 12,001.50 points, and Enrico Di Nitto moves into 3rd place with 11,840.25.

 Final Round

Maximilian Steinlechner winner of the 2024 Gösser Open, earned the winner’s check of €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The next event on the schedule is set for next week, from May 23rd to 25th in France. Players will be heading to UGolf Lacanau in Nouvelle Aquitaine, France as they will compete in the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open.

Tournament Promoter

Murhof Gruppe promotes the sixth event of the 2024 season. The Murhof Gruppe owns more than 25 golf courses throughout Austria, including this week’s venue.

This week’s main sponsor is Gösser Beer. The main tournament partners are: Steiermark Tourismus and Region Graz. The Pro-Am Partners are: GösserSteiermärkische Sparkasse and Antenne Steiermark. The Federations that support the event are: Österreichischer Golfverband – ÖGV and Steirischer Golfverband (StGV) and the media partners are: Kleine Zeitung and GEPA Pictures.

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