28th June 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

 Théo Boulet moves into the lead after Round 2 at the 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand 

  1. Aravell, June 28th, 2024- After two rounds of the 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand, which is currently being played at the beautiful Aravell Golf & Country Club, we have a very close leaderboard. France’s Théo Boulet leads with a two-day score of 11 under-par after a fabulous 7 under-par in round 2.  France’s Benjamin Kedochim is in 2nd place with a total score of 9 under-par. France’s Paul Margolis and Spain’s Ruben Lafuente Montesa are in a 2-way tie for 3rd place at 8 under-par.

The second round of the 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand, played at Aravell Golf & Country Club, located near Aravell, Lleida, Spain, began again this morning from holes 1 and 10 at 8:00 a.m. local time. The players competing for the title this week faced another day of very warm temperatures.

This year, we are celebrating the 3rd edition of the tournament, which was established to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the host golf club, Aravell Golf & Country Club, which was designed by the two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazábal.

Round 2 Player Quotes

France’s Théo Boulet, 21, from France, moves into the lead after round 2 of the 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand. He was tied for 5th place at 4 under-par after the 1st round and shot an incredible 7 under-par, 64 in today’s round 2 to conclude with a two-day total of 11 under-par. During today’s 2nd round, he made 1 eagle, 7 birdies and 2 bogeys. Boulet earned his 1st professional win at our most recent tournament, the 21st Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or. After his round, Boulet commented on how: “I strongly believe that what has made a difference in my game has been my putting, my short- and long-range putts have been exceptionally good. Also, I’m seeing that I’ve been able to make fewer mistakes during this week and also during the last tournament, which I won at Mirabelle, and that is resulting in me being able to make fewer bogeys, so that allows me to put together a lower score overall.” After today’s round, Boulet takes away some valuable knowledge about his attitude: “I can say that it was really good. I was able to stay calm when I missed a shot, and I was in the present and always focused on my game plan. I worked a lot on my attitude and the hard work I did is paying off. For tomorrow, I won’t change anything compared to the 1st two rounds. The only attention I will have is staying vigilant about what mood I put myself in ahead of the tournament, and then if I keep doing what I did the past two days, I’m sure everything will take care of itself.” Tomorrow Boulet has a chance to win his 2nd professional win and back-to-back title, he described it as “It would be incredible, truly incredible. It would be my 2ndprofessional win, 2nd win in my last 2 starts, so it would be very special. It would also show that the hard work I’m doing with my coaches is paying off, so we must keep going. However, there is still a round to be played, so I will keep focused on what I have to do, and we will see what happens at the end of the round tomorrow.”  

Benjamin Kedochim, 29, from France, concludes the 2nd round of the 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand in 2nd place with a two-day total of 9 under-par. He was co-leading after yesterday’s first round with a 7 under-par,64 while today he shot a 2 under-par, 69 making 5 birdies and 3 bogeys. When he concluded his 2nd round, Kedochim commented: “It was another good day of golf. I didn’t hit the ball as close as I did yesterday though that’s why my birdie opportunities today were from 5-6 meters instead of 2-3 meters like yesterday. It was tougher today to make birdies, I missed some greens too but was able to make a lot of pars. I’m sticking to my game and playing shot by shot. Hopefully that will do it, so far it’s been working well.” Looking ahead to tomorrow’s final round, Kedochim has a chance to earn his 1st Alps Tour title: “Tomorrow I will do the same. Shot by shot, follow my gameplan and try to be in contention on the back nine to hopefully earn my 1st win.”

France’s Paul Margolis, 24, is in a 2-way tie for 3rd place after two rounds at the 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand. He was tied for the lead at 7 under-par after the 1st round of the tournament and shot a 1 under-par, 70 today with 3 birdies and 2 bogeys for a two-day total of 8 under-par. Margolis won as an amateur on the Alps Tour in 2021, and since then, he earned various top-10 finishes but is looking for his first title as a professional. After his round, Margolis, explained how: “The course was more complicated today, the pin positions were tougher and I felt even though there was less wind, it was much hotter than what it was yesterday, so it was overall it was a harder round.”  Thinking about today’s round, Margolis commented: “I hit the ball very good again, but it was as precise. My putting was a little off today, I had a lot of lip outs compared to yesterday where I made a lot of putts. Overall compared to yesterday every part of my game was a little less sharp but it was still a very good round.”  He guesses that the “with a 14 under-par score you will grab the trophy tomorrow.” 

Ruben Lafuente Montesa, 23, from Spain, concludes his 2nd round of the 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand with a total score of 8 under-par and finds himself in a 2-way tie for 3rd place alongside Margolis. He shot a 6 under-par, 65 in today’s round with 6 birdies, 2 bogeys, and 1 eagle on his final hole of the day. After his round 2, Lafuente Montesa talked about how: “I felt very good on the course today, I was able to make some important putts during the round. For tomorrow, I just want to continue with the confidence I’ve had during the first two rounds and continue playing the way I do. It is really difficult to predict the winning result, but probably if I play like today, I plan on reaching -14 tomorrow, and I don’t think that will be very far from the winning score.”

Final Round

A total of 46 players (41 professionals and 5 amateurs) made the cut, which was set at 136 (-1).

The Final Round of the 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand will begin at 8:00 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The final pairing will tee off at 9:17 a.m. local time from the 1st hole.

In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the Winner of the 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by CreandThe 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand winner will walk away with €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Aravell Golf Andorra Open by Creand is promoted by former DP World Tour winner, Spain’s José Manuel Lara.

The economic promoter of the tournament is Aravell Golf & Country Club and the title sponsorship of this week’s event belongs to Creand, which was previously named Crèdit Andorrà.

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