20th October 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Morago takes half way lead in Miglianico
Spain’s David Morago took half way lead of the Grand Final presented by Axa. The 23 year old player added a 67 to his opening 65 to have one shot advantage at -10 over a pack of five players including overnight leader, Matt Wallace.
The latter had a shy day compare to his first round, he only signed for 70 although many players shot under 70.
Morago’s best results this season is a second place in Open de Saint François Guadeloupe and a podium in Frassanelle Open, both in June.
France’s rookies Richard Jouven and Alex Daydou, 66 and 65, admitted they could count on their putting.
« I tried to be aggressive when I could but what makes a difference between and solid day and a very good day is the putting », said Daydou.
« I had a slow start as I turn first nine level par but from the 10th to the 13th, I made three birdies and a good par on 11th so it kind of launched me. » Jouven explained.
England’s big hitter Andrew Cooley and Spain’s David Borda are among the group tie for second place. Cooley fired score of the day 63 and came back to the club house in 29.
1st July 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Wallace heading to last round in pole position
England’s Matt Wallace shot flawless round 65, -6 to lead the Open Frassanelle with -11 total. Italy’s Corrado De Stefani holed two birdies on the last three holes to stay one shot away. Spain’s David Morago is two shots back.
Wallace teed off from the 10th and turned his first nine holes -2 thanks to birdies on hole number 13 and 15. But on back nine, he dug his advantage with first, one shot gained on the par 5 second and a hat trick of birdies from the 6th.
“Yes feeling really good about my game. I worked hard last week preparing for open q but it wasn’t meant to be on the links course. Over the weekend I had never hit so many balls in my life because after playing in Sweden and Austria it has given me the motivation to want to play on the European Tour every week.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow to see if I can once again go wire to wire. It will be hard but I’m up for the challenge. It’s great to be back playing on the alps tour. The course, food, organisation and the Italian people are great. It makes it even more exciting.”
De Stefani signed for 64, lowest score today, to let only one shot advantage to multiple winner Wallace. The Italian player had the perfect round without any bogeys and if he keeps on playing this way, he might be a real threat to the leader.
Spain’s David Morago, fired best score tie of the day 64. The 22 year old player from Barcelona had eight birdies versus only one bogey today. Morago’s best result this season is a runner up place in Guadalupe where he was defeated by France’s Léo Lespinasse during the play-off.
A group of 3 players including overnight leader France’s Victor Perez, Enrico Di Nitto and Federico Maccario from Italy are -8 total. The cut felt at -1 including 44 players.
4th June 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Lespinasse sealed maiden in Open de Saint François Guadeloupe
France’s Léo Lespinasse sealed maiden win as professional defeating David Morago after first extra hole. Lespinasse, 21, shot 70 today to join Morago at -6 and managed to improve 2015 results in Guadalupe as he was runner up.
It was a three man group teeing off this morning but local favorite, Julien De Poyen, struggled a lot on course during this final round and never found the right rhythm to stay in contention. Léo Lespinasse and Erwan Vieilledent were neck and neck for most of the day. But rookie Anthony Renard had a great middle round and was leading on his own at -5 teeing of the 14th. His closest opponents were one shot back. Unfortunately, he dropped 3 shots in two holes.
Another threat came from behind. Italy’s Aaron Zemmer was at club house with -4 total thanks to brilliant back nine 32.
Meanwhile, Lespinasse holed for crucial birdie on the 17th to join Morago who had just finished with back to back birdies. Both men were -6 so a play-off was needed to name a winner.
It took only one extra hole to Léo Lespinasse to win. The two players hit the green and Lespinasse holed holed a 12 foot putt pumping his fist to celebrate his maiden win on Alps Tour. After Franck Daux, double winner and Matt Wallace, four time winner, Léo Lespinasse is the third player to engrave his name on a trophy this season.