14th July 2018 | Alps Tour Golf

Spain’s García-Heredia wins Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera

Alfredo García-Heredia (ESP) won today the Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera at the Tecina Golf with a total score of -18. The 36-year-old player from Spain’s Asturias region had been leading the tournament since the first round.  

He is followed by a pair of Frenchmen, Louis Cohen Boyer and Léonard Bem, who both finished 2 strokes behind at -16 total. Bem turned in the best card of the day at -8 with an eagle and 6 birdies. Cohen Boyer started his final round with four consecutive birdies. But the French player’s back 9 was far quieter with no birdies and a bogey. 
«  I did not play badly in the first holes but suddenly I see myself three behind » García-Heredia explained. The spaniard made 7 birdies and 2 bogeys total in the final round. «  But golf is very long game and there were still interesting holes to come, I knew I was going to have my options at the end » he continued. «  Winning is always a pleasant feeling, I will try to reproduce in the upcoming tournaments what I have felt here on the course, even when I did not play so well,” García-Heredia said. “I will go with my wife to dinner to celebrate this evening and then travel to Jerez tomorrow. I will go fishing after the Alps of Las Castillas in León next week » he concluded.
” Today was really different from the other times when I was in a position to win” Louis Cohen Boyer said. ” I played the way I wanted to play to try to win the tournament. Alfredo García-Heredia did what he had to do to win today and I wish to congratulate him for his last 9 holes” he concluded.
« I’m very happy with my week! » Frenchman Léonard Bem said. «  The start of the season was difficult for me but I’ve been feeling better in all compartments of my game for a few weeks now. And this week, I particularly felt well. The course is very nice and in good shape. The location is just beautiful with a magnificent view » Bem continued. « This is all very positive on top ot turning in the best card today » he concluded. 
Santiago Tarrio (ESP) still leads the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour official season ranking. Louis Cohen Boyer moves up to 2nd place after his result today. Alexandre Daydou (FRA), Marcus Mohr (ENG) and David Borda (ESP) complete the top 5 of the ranking. At the end of the season, the top 5 of the Order of Merit qualifies directly to play on the Challenge Tour. 

Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour will now travel back to Spain’s mainland for the Alps de Las Castillas in León July 18th through July 20th. 


Photo @Paulino Diaz

13th July 2018 | Alps Tour Golf

Garcia-Heredia remains leader of Alps de La Gomera

Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (ESP) remains sole leader of the Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera for the second day in a row with a total score of -13. 

He is followed by Louis Cohen Boyer (FRA) who turned in the best card of the day at -7 (-12 total) and by Benjamin Wheeler at -9 total.
«  Today, I played more solid than yesterday, I had more opportunities for birdie » the leader Alfredo Garcia-Heredia, who made 2 eagles, 4 birdies and 2 bogeys today, explained. «  When you’re playing so well, it’s difficult to stay focused. I managed to fix things up on the back 9 and made an eagle on hole 17th, I’m very satisfied » he continued. «  It was exclusively my fault, I lacked intensity at times » the spaniard said of his 2 bogeys on holes 10 and 11. 
«  It was a good day for me, I was able to stay focused on my game from beginning to end » Frenchman Louis Cohen Boyer said. « It is a course that fits well with my game with accessible pin positions and rather long par 3s. My long iron game allows me to avoid making mistakes on these par 3s » he explained. «  Another day like this tomorrow and this long trip to the Canary Islands will have been worth it » he concluded. Cohen Boyer made and eagle and 5 birdies today.
42 players including 1 amateur made the cut set at -1 and will play tomorrow’s final round at the Tecina Golf La Gomera
Final round tee off is at 8h40 local time. 
Photo @Paulino Diaz

12th July 2018 | Alps Tour Golf

Alfredo Garcia-Heredia leader in Alps de La Gomera

Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (ESP) is the sole leader of the Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera after round 1 with a total score of -7. 

He is followed by Shaun Jones (NZL) and Leonard Bem (FRA) who are one stroke behind at -6 total.
«  It was very nice to start with 6 under on the front 9. I played really good, I made some good putts, I did not hit very good shots from holes 10th to 15th. I had good chances for birdies on holes 16th, 17th and 18th, I could make the last one so it was a good finish » Garcia-Heredia said. « I’m so happy to shoot 7 under, no bogeys, bogey-free, it’s always good to start like that » the 36-year-old player from Spain’s Asturias region concluded.   
Garcia-Heredia made an eagle and 5 birdies.
Weather conditions were sunny with light wind and temperatures in the low 20s. 
Round 2 will tee off tomorrow at 8h30 local time. 




Photo @Paulino Diaz

3rd September 2015 | Alps Tour Golf

Wallace in the place

01/05/2015 01/05/2015. AlpsTour 2015. Tunisian Golf Open, El Kantaoui Golf Club, Hammam Sousse, Tunisia. April 30-May 3. Matt Wallace of England during the second round. Credit: Tristan Jones

Matt Wallace of England . Credit: Tristan Jones

Matt Wallace took a one shot lead after first round in Alps de Andalucia. The 25 year old Englishman scored 66, -6 on the long golf course – 6450 meters – of Novo Sancti Petri.  Spain’s Alfredo Garcia-Heradia is one shot back with 67 for the day and a pack of 5 players shot 68, -4 for third place tie.

The summer break ended this morning and many good scores for this first round near Cadiz. Players are chasing their precious spot to play Challenge Tour next year and with 8 events left to play, everyone can dream to be in the lucky 5.

Wallace’s best result this year was a podium in Egypt during winter series and he finished twice 4th this season. Often in contention, the young Englishman is only missing a trophy. He holed 6 birdies and an eagle today for two  dropped shots.

Many known names are among the players in the podium. Tom Shadbolt, Tunisian Open winner Josh Loughrey, Darius Van Driel; Spain’s Tony Ferrer and France’s Léo Lespinasse.

“The course is long for an Alps Tour course” said Lespinasse. One part is on the sea and the other part is in the middle of a pine forest. It is interesting to choose the right strategy on the tee shots to have a fare shot to the green.”

The projected cut is level par.

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