9th July 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

The Alps Tour remains in Spain for the 2024 Alps de Las Castillas.

Llerma, July 9th, 2024- The 2024 Alps Tour season continues in Spain as the 12th event of the season, the Alps de Las Castillas, gets underway on Thursday. The 144 players in the field will compete for the title from July 11th until July 13th at Golf de Lerma in Llerma, Burgos. The 2024 Alps de Las Castillas will be back at Golf de Lerma, eight years after the fabulous 2016 edition that was disputed at this week’s venue.

The official Tour Scramble, with the best two balls pro-am, will take place on July 10th. Thirty teams will participate.

The players are competing to earn a spot in the top 5 Order of Merit rank, which, at the end of the season, will give them access to the 2025 Challenge Tour. The countdown has already begun, and the fight for the top 5 places is more fought than ever this week, as there are only a handful of events left before the 2024 Alps Tour Grand Final.

The Field 

A strong field is expected this week for the 2024 Alps de Las Castillas.  

Our current Order of Merit leader, France’s Benjamin Kedochim, has yet to win this season. He has earned six top 10s that include two 2nd place finishes as well as two 3rd place finishes. He will be present in this week’s field as he is looking to earn his first title to consolidate his leadership.

This week’s tournament, the 2024 Alps de Las Castillas, could be a decisive week for the winners of our last tournaments, respectfully our two, two-time season winners, Brandon Kewalramani from the United States and France’s Théo Boulet. Both players earned 2 wins respectfully, and capturing a third one, would allow them to earn immediate category on the Challenge Tour without having to capture one of the 5 coveted cards that is up for grabs at the end of the season.

All of this season’s winners will be present this week except for Spanish amateur Jose Antonio Sintes Navarro, winner of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open, and France’s Antoine Auboin, winner of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open.

Notable players have previously won the Alps de Las Castillas, including Victor Perez in 2016. He is now a DP World Tour winner.

The 144 players scheduled to compete this week represent 14 different nationalities.

The players in the field will compete for a prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The 2024 Alps de Andalucía winner will receive €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The 2024 Alps de Andalucía will be a 54-hole stroke-play, an 18-hole-a-day event where a cut will be made after 36 holes to the top 40 players and ties. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the winner.

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The Course

Golf de Lerma, located about 200 km north of the city of Madrid, was built in 1992 on a former hunting estate of 220 hectares named The Andaya by Spanish architect José Gancedo. Having worked his considerable golfing magic on other courses like Costa Dorada in 1982, Canyamel in 1987, and Monte Mayor in 1989, he completed the design of the charming Lerma layout in 1992.

The Golf de Lerma combines within its 18 holes the grand simplicity of the Castilian nature and the fun complexity of the game of golf. The architect made good use of the natural terrain to design 18 holes in total sympathy with its surroundings. The fairways are wide, bunkers are intelligently positioned, and greens are sensibly proportioned with relatively flat putting surfaces.

This parkland course is sheltered on many holes as it is bounded by a forest to the north and south of the property. However, water plays a part on the front nine, with ponds between the fairways on holes 2 and 8 and in front of the greens on holes 7 and 9. On the back nine, a stream meanders across the 10th, 11th, and 15th fairways before it forms a pond that must be carried in front of the short par four, 18th hole, which is a great closing hole.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Alps de las Castillas is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2024 Alps de las Castillas can count on the support of: the Real Federación Española de Golf, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, Federación de Golf de Castilla-León, Federación de Golf de Castiila-La Mancha, Consejo Superior de Deportes, Kyocera, Mahou San Miguel and Solán de Cabras.  

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5th July 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Brandon Kewalramani is back in the winner’s circle at the 2024 Alps de Andalucía.

Pilar de Jaravia, July 5th, 2024- Brandon Kewalramani from the United States is back in the winner’s circle as he won his 2nd Alps Tour title of the season at this week’s 2024 Alps de Andalucía with a three-day score of 12 under par. Only 1 stroke back at 11 under-par, Ireland’s Robert Moran. In 3rd place at 10 under par is Italy’s Flavio Michetti. Netherland’s Vince Van Veen concludes the tournament in 4th place with a three-day score of 9 under par, and Spanish amateur Albert Boneta and Australia’s Adam Brady end up in 5th place with a score of 8 under par.

This year we celebrated the 12th edition of the tournament. The Final Round of the 2024 Alps de Andalucía began at 8:00 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The final pairing teed off at 9:28 a.m. local time from the 1st hole. The players competing at the beautiful Aguilón Golf, located in Pilar de Jaravia, Pulpi, Almería, were able to play with optimal scoring conditions.

Final Round Player Quotes

Brandon Kewalramani, 25, from the United States of America, wins his 2nd Alps Tour title of the season at the 2024 Alps de Andalucía. He moved into the lead after yesterday’s round 2, and today, he shot a 3 under-par, 67 to conclude the tournament with a three-day total of 12 under-par. In his final round, he made 3 birdies on the front nine and then 2 more birdies and 2 bogeys on the back nine. This is his 1st year competing on the Alps Tour, and he won back in May the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar, which was disputed only about 145 km from this week’s venue. After capturing his second win, Kewalramani joked: “I guess I can say I performed well both weeks because of the beautiful weather, but no, honestly, I noticed a lot of similarities in the greens both this week and at the other venue. The greens very were grainy, but I found them to be rolling very true. I knew if I was confident and trusted my lines, I could make them. It was just a week where I felt very confident overall. All aspects of my game were very solid and with this win, it’s a great way to end the week.” He’s excited to keep competing in next week’s event: “I will definitely be in the field next week, and I’m excited to compete again here in Spain.” With today’s win, Kewalramani earned 2 titles this season, and if he were to win another event during the 2024 season, he would gain immediate playing status into the Challenge Tour“To be honest, I always knew that if you earned 3 wins in the same season on the same tour, you would be promoted to the next tour. I never really thought about it, but now that I earned 2 wins, I’m sure it’ll be crossing my mind, but I will try not to have that affect my game. I’m a player who really tries to stay in my own world out there, my own little bubble, and today, for example, I didn’t know exactly where I stood on the 18th tee. I knew I was close but didn’t know if I had a few strokes lead, if I was tied for the lead, or if I was behind. I will try to keep playing my own game, stay in my own world, and add it up at the end.” Kewalramani was able to share this win with: “My girlfriend was where with me this week and I’m very happy to share this win with her. In my previous win, my mom was there, so I was able to share it with her. However, I want to however dedicate this win to my dad. He’s my best friend and is always there, sharing advice and knowledge with me through the good and bad times. Unfortunately, he’s not able to travel with me to events due to work, but I must say that I thought about him during today’s round, and I knew he was following me online.” He added that he learned a valuable lesson to take away from this week, “If I trust myself and let myself play, my best golf will come out.”

Robert Moran, 24, from Ireland shot a final round of 6 under-par, 64 to conclude the tournament in 2nd place only 1 stroke from the winning score with a three-day total of 11 under-par. He made 5 birdies and 1 bogey on the opening front nine and then made 3 more bridies and 1 bogey to close out his round.

After the 2024 Alps de Andalucía, the Alps Tour Order of Merit sees France’s Benjamin Kedochim remaining in the lead with 20,196.75 points. This week’s winner, Brandon Kewalramani from the United States, moves into 2nd place with 17,426.81 points. Another two-time winner this season, Théo Boulet from France, is now in 3rd place with 15,531.75 points.

Final Round 

Brandon Kewalramani, winner of the 2024 Alps de Andalucía, earned the winner’s check of €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The Alps Tour remains in Spain for the next scheduled event. The 2024 Alps de Las Castillas will take place from July 11th until 13th at Golf Lerma, Burgos, Spain.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Alps de Andalucía is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2024 Alps de Andalucía can count on the support of: the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation, the Consejo Superior de DeportesLoterías y Apuestas del Estado, KyoceraMahou San Miguel and Solan de Cabras. ­­

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4th July 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Two players are tied for the lead after Round 2 at the 2024 Alps de Andalucía.

Pilar de Jaravia, July 4th, 2024- After two rounds of the 2024 Alps de Andalucía, Brandon Kewalramani from the United States and Flavio Michetti from Italy are leading with a two-day total of 9 under-par. In a two-way tie for 3rd place at 6 under-par: Spain’s Manuel Morugan and Adam Brady from Australia. There is a three-way tie for 5th place at 5 under-par with: Robert Moran from Ireland, France’s Nicolas Muller, and Spain’s Ruben Lafuente Montesa.

It was another beautiful day at Aguilón Golf, located in Pilar de Jaravia, Pulpi, Almería, Spain, for the 2nd round of the 2024 Alps de Andalucía. Play began at 8:00 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole allowing the players to take advantage of perfect weather and scoring conditions. This year, we are celebrating the 12th edition of the tournament.

Round 2 Review 

The winner of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar, from the United States, Brandon Kewalramani, 25, moves into a tie for the lead alongside the tournament’s first-round leader, Flavio Michetti from Italy. This is his 1st year competing on the Alps Tour, and he is looking to continue his solid performance. Kewalramani followed his opening round of 3 under-par, 67 with a 6 under-par, 64 in today’s second round for a two-day total of 9 under-par. In today’s round 2, he made 5 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine holes and then added 1 eagle, 1 birdie, and 1 bogey on the back nine. After his fabulous 6 under-par round, Kewalramani commented: “Today was obviously great, the wind had died down this morning so I was able to hit a few shots closer but to be honest my scoring didn’t come until the back nine holes. I find the greens to be rolling really pure, so I knew if I could give myself chances, I could make them. I chipped in on hole 16, which was my 7th hole of the day, which was a huge positive momentum swing. After that, I gave myself chances, and the putts started to drop.” Kewalramani won the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar only about 145 km from this week’s venue, “It’s beautiful around here, the weather is awesome, the food is great, and I really enjoy it here. That puts me in a good mood to compete. Aguilón Golf is cool, the design is very interesting. I’m glad we were able to play here, I was told it’s the first time that the Alps Tour comes here, but it’s a great course. It’s a fun and interesting course. I really want to thank the course and superintendents for allowing us to compete on a golf course in such great shape.” Having a chance to earn his 2nd title tomorrow, he wants to: “stay in my own world out there. I want to keep my head down, one shot at a time, and add it up at the end. Once I do that, I’ll see where that puts me.” 

Flavio Michetti, 20, from Italy, remains in the lead alongside Kewalramani after the conclusion of round 2 at the 2024 Alps de Andalucía with a two-day total of 9 under par. Today, he shot a 3 under-par, 67, making 4 birdies and 1 bogey. Michetti has been performing well since the beginning of the season and is looking to earn his first Alps Tour title. Last week, Michetti had the opportunity to compete in the Italian Open, and he treasures the learning opportunity he had. After he concluded his round 2, Michetti commented: “Today I had a good start, but, on my front nine, I wasn’t able to convert any birdie putts. Also, on hole 9, I made a three-putt from about 4 meters, so it was slightly frustrating. Once I began the back-nine, I missed some short birdie putts, however towards the end of the back-nine I hit some really good approach shots and that allowed me to end my round with a 3 under-par score. Overall, it was a day that my putter let me down a bit.”  He added that he found Aguilón Golf to be “in very good conditions again, we began the day with barely any wind, and as the round went on, the wind picked up.”  Looking ahead to tomorrow’s final round, Michetti“doesn’t have any expectations, I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I will think about a shot at a time and see what will happen after the round if it’ll be enough.” 

In a 2-way tie for 3rd place after two rounds at the 2024 Alps de Andalucía, a past winner on the Alps Tour, Spain’s Manuel Morugan,33. He followed his even par, 70 opening round with a 6 under-par, 64 in today’s round 2 for a two-day total of 6 under-par. In his second round, he made 1 eagle, 6 birdies, and 2 bogeys. Morugan knew it was: “a matter of time that before I had a decent round together, it’s been a bad year so far for me but doing this well today, I think I’ve put the bad times behind me. Today I played very solid from tee to green with no mistakes. The course is one of the best that we are playing on the Alps Tour. It is in perfect conditions; the greens are difficult because of the type of grass, but that is also a challenge that we must learn.” 

Alongside Morugan in the 2-way tie for 3rd place with a two-day total of 6 under-par, Adam Brady from Australia. He shot a 1 under-par, 69 in the opening round, and today, he shot a 5 under-par, 65 with 1 eagle, 5 birdies, and 2 bogeys.

During today’s round 2, Spain’s Mario Galiano Aguilar shot an incredible 7 under-par, 63 which is now the new course record at Aguilón Golf.

Final Round 

A total of 49 players made the cut which was set at 141 (+1).

The Final Round of the 2024 Alps de Andalucía will begin at 8:00 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole.  The Final Pairing will tee off at 9:28 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.

The 2024 Alps de Andalucía Winner will walk away with €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Alps de Andalucía is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2024 Alps de Andalucía can count on the support of: the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation, the Consejo Superior de DeportesLoterías y Apuestas del Estado, KyoceraMahou San Miguel and Solan de Cabras. ­­

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31st May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Brandon Kewalramani wins the first edition of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar.

Roquetas de Mar, May 31st, 2024 –Brandon Kewalramani from the United States of America wins the inaugural 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar, with a total score of 10 under-par. In 2nd place, France’s Benjamin Kedochim with a total score of 7 under-par. In a 3-way tie for 3rd place at 4 under-par: England’s Arron Edwards-Hill, Netherland’s Vince Van Veen, and Spain’s Marcos Pastor.

The final round of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar began at 8:15 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The leaders group teed off at 9:32 a.m. local time from the 1st hole. The players competing at Club de Golf Playa Serena in Almería, Spain, disputed the final round under a sunny blue sky, a warm temperature, and some strong wind conditions. The stronger wind conditions today, compared to the first two rounds, complicated the scoring opportunities for the players, as only five of them shot an under-par score during today’s round.

Final Round Player Quotes 

Brandon Kewalramani, 25, from the United States of America, wins his 1st professional title at the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. He moved into the lead after yesterday’s round 2, and today, he shot a 1 under-par 69 to conclude the tournament with a three-day total of 10 under-par. This is his 1st professional outright win as he tied for 1st place at last year’s DP World Tour Q-School. In today’s final round, Kewalramani made 2 birdies and 2 bogeys on the front nine holes and then 1 more birdie on the back nine to conclude the day. He was one of 5 players to conclude the final round of the tournament with an under-par score. This is 1st year competing on the Alps Tour, and has been performing well since the beginning of the season. After his win, Kewalramani was very emotional: “I want to thank the Alps Tour for putting on such a fabulous event and the golf course for such great conditions. It played extremely tough today; the wind was up the entire day. I didn’t look at the scoreboard the entire day, I knew I had a three-shot lead to start the day, so I tried to stay in my own little world out there. I tried to take it one shot at a time, and I must say my putter really saved me a lot today, it was fabulous again. I kept telling myself, especially on the back nine, that it was playing tough, so I wanted to keep making pars, and if someone caught or beat me, that’s just great golf they played. So, on the back nine I was aiming for a lot of centers of the greens, it was so windy I didn’t hit it that great, but my short game was great. That’s the reason I was able to win today. The last two days, the wind was down, so I was able to convert birdies, but today it was converting pars or saving pars.” Kewalramani added that he: “wants to dedicate this win to my mom; she was again on the bag this week with me. She means the world to me; she sees what I go through and the hard work that I put in. I was thinking about this last night, what this win would mean, and you know, I kept thinking of how much it would mean to win it with my mom on the bag and here with me. I’m so glad I was able to do that.”

Benjamin Kedochim, 29, from France, concluded the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar in 2nd place with a total score of 7 under-par.  He made 6 birdies and 1 bogey for a 2 under-par, 68 in his final round. Kedochim has earned several top 5 finishes in his career but is looking to capture his 1st title on the Alps Tour. He has been playing well since the beginning of the 2024 season and wants to continue to work hard to hopefully earn a trophy in the upcoming events. He was one of 5 players with an under-par score during today’s final round.

After the 8th event of the season, the Alps Tour Order of Merit rank has Italy’s Edoardo R Lipparelli still in the lead with 14,715.00, France’s Benjamin Kedochim is in 2nd place with 14,649.75 points and Aymeric Laussot from France is in 3rd place with 13,054.50. Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto is in 4th place with 12,344.25, and this week’s winner, Brandon Kewalramani from the United States, is in 5th place with 10,192.50.

Final Round 

Brandon Kewalramani, winner of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar, 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 June 14th– 16th in France. Players will compete for the 2024 Open de La Mirabelle d’Or title at Golf de La Grange aux Ormes near Metz, France.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar can count on the support of the joint collaboration between the Real Federación Española de Golf and the Real Federación Andaluza de Golf. It also has the support of the City Council of Roquetas de Mar, the Andalusian Government, the Consejo Superior de Deportes and Kyocera.

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30th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Brandon Kewalramani leads after Round 2 at the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar

Roquetas de Mar, May 30th, 2024 – After two rounds of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de MarBrandon Kewalramani from the United States of America leads with a two-day total of 9 under par. In a 4-way tie for 2nd place at 6 under-par: Italy’s Mattia Comotti, France’s Maxime Legros, Spain’s Mario Galiano Aguilar, and Marcos Pastor.

It was another beautiful day with sunny skies and a warm temperature that welcomed the players at Club de Golf Playa Serena in Almería, Spain, for the 2nd round of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. It’s a new tournament in the 2024 Alps Tour Schedule. Play began at 8:00 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The perfect weather conditions allowed the players competing for the title, the opportunity to take advantage of optimal scoring opportunities.

Round 2 Player Quotes 

Brandon Kewalramani, 25, from the United States of America, concludes the 2nd round of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar in the lead with a two-day total of 10 under-par. He was tied for 3rd place after yesterday’s round 1 with a 4 under-par, 66 while today he shot a 5 under-par, 65 making 6 birdies and 1 bogey. This is his 1st year competing on the Alps Tour, and he has been performing well since the beginning of the season. He won the 2024 Austrian International Par 3 Championships, which took place ahead of this year’s 2024 Gösser Open. After he concluded his round 2, Kewalramani commented: “I played really solid today, the putter was working well today, I felt really comfortable over the putts, my iron play was great too. I felt like I could really give myself a lot of birdie chances today, and I was able to convert them. When I did get in trouble, my putter was able to help me out.” He added that he: “hasn’t looked at the scoreboard yet, and I probably won’t be looking much at the leaderboard tomorrow. I like to stay in my own world out there and I will try to do the same tomorrow, I’ll keep my head down and mind my own game and hopefully after 18 holes tomorrow it’ll work out.” When asked about potentially earning his first win on the tour tomorrow, Kewalramaniexplained: “It would obviously mean a lot to win, but you know if it doesn’t happen tomorrow, the experience I gained from myself in the situation last week in France in Bordeaux and again here will help my game regardless of what happens. Hopefully, I will try to take more advantage on the shorter par4s as I feel that’s where I left some shots out there today, but all in all, I will try to keep doing what I’ve done the past two days.” Kewalramani also wants to: “Thank the Alps Tour, the host club Club de Golf Playa Serena, and the Spanish Federation for putting on such a great event. The golf course is in great shape, and it’s truly a pleasure to compete here. I’m looking forward to another round tomorrow.”

Italy’s Mattia Comotti, 24, is in a 4-way tie for 2nd place after two rounds at the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. He was tied for 3rd place at 4 under-par after the 1st round of the tournament and shot a 2 under-par, 68 today with 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 3 bogeys to move into the 4-way tie for 2nd place with a two-day total of 6 under-par. Comotti won his 1st Alps Tour title at the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON. He turned professional at the end of July 2023, so this is his 1st full playing season on the Alps Tour as a professional player. After his round, Comotti commented: “Today I played very solidly, especially my long game, my putting wasn’t however as sharp as it was yesterday. Overall, it still is a positive score. The course is proving itself to be quite tough; the scores are much higher than what I expected at the beginning of the week. It’s a course which is very difficult to put a very low under-par round together, maybe because the greens aren’t extremely fast or because the back nine are quite hard.” When asked about being in the lead after the morning wave, he added: “I didn’t expect to be in the lead for the moment, most likely this afternoon, someone will pass me, but this morning with no wind and relatively easy pins I thought the scores were going to be lower than what they ended up being.” Looking ahead into tomorrow’s final round where he will have a chance to earn his 2nd Alps Tour title, Comotti plans to “take time to rest and recharge the batteries this afternoon as it will be a long day tomorrow where a lot of wind is expected so I want to be rested and ready for the new day.” 

Maxime Legros, 22, from France, concludes his round 2 of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar with a total score of 6 under-par and finds himself in a 4-way tie for 2ndplace alongside Mattia ComottiMario Galiano Aguilar and Marcos Pastor. He shot a 4 under-par, 66 in today’s round with 5 birdies and 1 bogey. After his round he commented: “Today went very well, I have been playing better for a couple a weeks now and today I finally felt confident over the ball. I really enjoyed the course this week! It’s fair and rewards you when you are able to hit good shots. We must take advantage of the front 9 because on the back 9, there are no par 5s, and birdies are much tougher to get.” Legros tomorrow plans on:“Just keep doing what I have been doing the past couple of days. I’ll have to start off strong and make a few birdies on the front 9 to set me up well for the rest of the tournament. This afternoon, I’ll make a good recovery, and tomorrow, I’ll just try to stick to my strategy and hope it goes as planned!” 

Spain’s Mario Galiano Aguilar, 28, moves into a 4-way tie for 2nd place after two rounds of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. He was tied for 18th place at 1 under-par after the 1st round and shot a 5 under-par, 65 in today’s round 2 to conclude with a two-day total of 6 under-par. Galiano Aguilar has earned several Top 10 finishes on the Alps Tour throughout his playing career but is looking to break through and earn his 1st win on the tour. After his 5-under-par round, Galiano Aguilar commented: “I’m very happy, it’s been an important change from yesterday to today. Yesterday I didn’t hit it well from the tee, but I was able to get 1 under-par round.  When I finished, I changed the set-up of the Driver. I gave it one more degree, and today it went much better. From the tee, I played phenomenal today, and I have also putted better, and it was visible in my results.” He also added that he’s: “hitting the ball much more comfortably but especially with myself. At the beginning of the year, I decided not to listen to anyone, and work on my own and that has been the key for me, I am much more comfortable in all aspects. I started the season playing well in Egypt, and that has helped to give me confidence and keep going so far this season.”

In the 4-way tie for 2nd place alongside ComottiLegros, and Galiano Aguilar with a two-day total of 6 under-par there is Spain’s Marcos Pastor. He currently holds the course record at Club de Golf Playa Serena with a 64 back in 2013 when his fellow countryman Pol Bech won the Alps Tour event. He was tied for 3rd place after yesterday’s round 1 with a 4 under-par, 66 and during today’s round 2 he made 4 birdies and 2 bogeys for a 2 under-par, 68.

Final Round 

A total of 43 players made the cut which was set at 140 (Par).

The Final Round of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar will begin at 8:15 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The final pairing will tee off at 9:32 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 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. The Winner of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar will earn €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar can count on the support of the joint collaboration between the Real Federación Española de Golf and the Real Federación Andaluza de Golf. It also has the support of the City Council of Roquetas de Mar, the Andalusian Government, the Consejo Superior de Deportes and Kyocera.

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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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