13th July 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

Ronan Mullarney leads after a bogey-free opening round at the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera.

Round 1 Notes

Tecina Golf
La Gomera, Islas Canarias (Spain)
13th– 15th July 2023


   Pos.                 Name      Score
      1 Ronan Mullarney (IRL) -9 (62)
      2 Kevin Hesbois (BEL) -7 (64)
Bob Geurts (NED) -7 (64)
Davide Buchi (ITA) -7 (64)
      5 3 players tied at -6 (65)

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Ronan Mullarney leads after a bogey-free opening round at the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera. 

La Gomera, July 13th 2023- Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney, winner of the 2023 Gösser Open, leads the field after a bogey-free 9 under-par 62 at the conclusion of the 1st round at the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera. Belgium’s Kevin Hesbois, Netherland’s Bob Geurts and Italy’s Davide Buchi are in a three-way tie for 2nd place at 7 under-par. Italy’s Davide Buchi made an unbelievable albatross on the 500 meters par 5, 3rd hole. Just one shot back, at 6 under-par: France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy, Ireland’s Michael Young and Spanish amateur Jose Antonio Sintes Navarro.

On the beautiful Island De La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, the first round of the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomeraplayed at the beautiful Tecina Golf began at 8:20 am. This is the 4th edition of the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera after its previous three editions which were hosted in 2018, 2019 and 2022. The players were able to compete under perfect weather conditions which favored good scoring opportunities as they began the tournament with sunny skies and minimal light winds.

Round 1 Player Quotes 

Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney, 27 years old leads by 2 strokes after his great 1st round at the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps de La Gomera. He shot a bogey-free, 9 under-par opening round. He currently sits in 2nd place in the Order of Merit Rank and captured his 1st full-field professional win at the 2023 Gösser Open which took place in May. He previously had played in some events in 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic began but this is his 1st full year on the Alps Tour. Mullarney turned professional in 2019 and competed in the 2022 Open Championship. After his performance, he commented: “I’m very pleased, I played nice and putted quite well. Today I was able to birdie a lot of the par 5s and one eagle which definitely helped. The course is nice, the practice putting green is different than the course so it took a little while to get used to while I got out there.” He added that he’s “usually fairly aggressive off the tees hitting a lot of drivers, and I plan to keep doing that the next two rounds and hopefully I keep putting well.”

Kevin Hesbois from Belgium, 32 years old who currently represents Ternesse Golf & Country Club, concluded his 1st round with a 7 under-par, 64 and is one of the three players tied for 2nd place only 2 strokes back. He made 1 eagle, 6 birdies and 1 bogey during his opening round. After his round, Hesbois commented on how well he played, Today was fun and I obviously played well all day. On the front nine, I hit it close a couple times which helped create the momentum for the round. I was able to finish strong as well which is always nice when you have it going low.” Hesbois went on to add that: “course is really good. Conditions are good and promote low scoring. Wind was a small factor. The warmth was harder to manage. I have no real expectations this week. Just going to keep focusing on the right things. Only goal is to give myself as many birdie chances as possible and stay as patient as possible. Scores will take care of themselves.”

Netherland’s Bob Geurts, 24 years old is the second player tied for 2nd place with a first-round score of 7 under-par. He turned professional towards the end of last year and prior to this week, his best finishes were a tie for 11th place at the 2023 Gösser Open and at the 2023 Croara Alps Open. During today’s round, he made 1 eagle, 4 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine and 1 bogey and 3 birdies on the back nine for a 64. After his round, Geurts was happy that he “hit the ball great and put myself in good spots to make birdies. It was a really solid day of golf. I tried to keep it simple and put a good round together.” He also commented that Tecina Golf “is great, it’s a relaxing and nice course. I love the layout and the fact that there wasn’t a lot of wind today was very fortunate.” 

Twenty-six years old, Davide Buchi from Italy is the third player tied for 2nd place after his opening bogey- free 7 under-par, 64. He currently represents Golf Club Varese and has gathered a couple of top 20 finishes so far this season. Buchi began his round with 2 birdies and an unbelievable albatross on the par 5, 3rd hole in his first four holes. After his bogey-free round, Buchi happily commented that “I hit a great iron shot but I’d never thought that it would go in. It’s my first albatross of my career. It for sure gave me good momentum for the remaining of the round. I want to keep thinking about my own game and keep playing well like today. The course is in excellent conditions and the rough isn’t too high, therefor we will be able to go low.”

In the 3-way tie for 5th place at 6 under-par: France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy, Ireland’s Michael Young and Spanish amateur Jose Antonio Sintes Navarro.

The highlight of the day belongs to Italy’s Davide Buchi who made an incredible albatross on the 500 meters par 5, 3rd hole.

Round 2

The second round of the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps de La Gomera will begin again at 8:20 am local time from the 1st and 10thhole. After round 2, a cut will be made to the top 40 players and ties.

The players are contending a prize fund of €40.000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The winner will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points

The first-round leader, Ronan Mullarney will begin round 2 at 12:00pm local time from the 1st hole.


Tecina Golf and Hotel Jardín Tecina, host hotel of the tournament, are committed to sustainability and environmental preservation, which implies a harmonious integration between the golf course, the hotel and the surrounding plant and animal life.

In terms of waste management, the use of plastic has been eliminated as much as possible and digital processes have been adopted to reduce paper consumption. In addition, Tecina Golf has a wastewater treatment plant to ensure adequate and respectful treatment of the water used on the golf course. Hotel Jardín Tecina and Tecina Golf have managed to combine luxury and quality with a solid and respectful approach to the ecosystem, with minimal impact on the environment and local culture.

Tournament Promoter and Sponsors

The 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera can count on the support of the Fred.Olsen S.A., the Federación Canaria de Golf, the Real Federación Española de Golf, the Gobierno de Canarias, Promotur Turismo de Canarias, the Cabildo Insular de la GomeraKyocera and Nextcaddy.

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23rd June 2022 | Alps Tour Golf

Giacomo Fortini and Sergio Parriego lead after Round 1 at the 2022 Alps de Andalucía.

Ayamonte, June 23rd 2022- Italy’s Giacomo Fortini and Spain’s Sergio Parriego co-lead with a 6 under-par 66 at the conclusion of Round 1. Ireland’s David Carey, Italy’s Davide Buchi, Austria’s Uli Weinhandl, Spain’s Jorge Maicas, Netherland’s Davey Porsius, Ireland’s Gary Hurley and Spain’s Carlos Del Moral are in a 7-way tie for 3rd place, just one shot back after a 5 under-par 67.

A beautiful summer day with pleasant temperatures reaching a high of 23* welcomed the players at Isla Canela Golf Club, Valle Guadiana Links course near Ayamonte, Spain for the first round of the 2022 Alps de Andalucía. This is the 10th edition of this tournament even though it is the first time at this specific golf course. Play began at 8:15 am from both the 1st and 10th hole. The scoring conditions were more favorable in the morning due to the slight north breeze. In the afternoon the scoring conditions were more complicated for the players, because the wind switched and became a moderate and persistent south wind.

Round 1 Player Quotes-

Giacomo Fortini from Italy who represents Cus Ferrara GC co-leads with a 6 under-par 66 in Round 1. He is a past winner on the Alps Tour, having won the 2018 Cervino Open as an amateur. He has been playing consistently well since the beginning of the season. When he concluded his round, he proudly commented: “Everything went well today. I didn’t miss any tee shots today and my 2nd shots worked really well also. I like the course, it’s in good shape and the greens are fast. Today I played the front nine with barely no wind which was a good advantage over the rest of the field even if it picked up on the back 9, it was a good advantage. My goals aren’t any different this week than the rest. I want to keep playing well and focus on what I’ve been doing and let things happen when they are supposed to happen.”

Spain’s Sergio Parriego who is only 23 years old and turned professional 3 months ago is co-leading after a first round, 6 under-par 66. His round included an amazing eagle on the par 4, 6th hole. The rest of his round included 2 bogeys and 7 birdies, with 5 in a row on the back nine. Sergio is an Alps Tour member and this is his 2nd event of the season. He commented his round by saying: “I started on the 10th with two bogeys in a row but then had 5 birdies in a row playing perfect golf.” He was pleased with his round today and didn’t even realized what he shot at the end of the round. “I’m happy because basically I played the plan I had in mind, with a very good level. In fact, when I finished I was not even sure what I had done, I just knew I had played well. It was a shame to finish with a bogey but I can’t complain, I played at a very good round overall.”

Ireland’s David Carey shot a 5 under-par 67 round and is tied for 3rd place just 1 shot back of the lead entering Round 2. He turned professional in 2015 and since then has been an Alps Tour member. He has numerous top 3 finishes on the Alps Tour including a win at the 2019 Cervino Open. His round included 5 birdies for a bogey-free 5 under-par 67 round. After his opening round, David was pleased: “I was very solid from tee to green today, I should’ve been 2 or 3 shots better than my actual score but it is a very good start and I’m happy.” When asked about the golf course, “The course was playing different today compared to my practice round. When I teed off the wind was light from the north however after 7 holes it swapped to a south wind and it got stronger. Therefor I had to do a little bit of thinking to adjust to the changes.” He said he doesn’t have any specific goals for this week as he’s enjoying the course and wants to be relaxed and enjoy the golf.

Davide Buchi from Italy is playing his first year as a professional player. He shot a 5 under-par, 67 and is also in the 7-way tied for 3rd place just 1 shot back of the first round lead. Davide commented, “Today I hit my 2nd shots very well. I gave myself a lot of birdie opportunities. Even when the wind picked up, I kept hitting very good 2nd shots.” He also mentioned how he’s “enjoying the course a lot. Some greens are tricky to read and definitely as soon as the wind picks up the course becomes a lot harder.”

Tied for 3rd place alongside David Carey and Davide Buchi at 5 under-par and just 1 shot back of the lead, you can find: Austria’s Uli Weinhandl, Spain’s Jorge Maicas, Netherland’s Davey Porsius, Ireland’s Gary Hurley and Spain’s Carlos Del Mora.

Current Order of Merit Leader, Tom Vaillant’s golf bag unfortunately didn’t arrive on time for the first round of the tournament, therefore he had to play the first round with a set of rental clubs. Nonetheless, he was able to shoot a 3 under par round and be only 3 shots back of the lead.

Among the 140 players competing this week you’ll find 123 professionals and 17 amateurs from 18 different nationalities. They are competing for an overall prize fund of €40.000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points.

Round 2-

Round 2 of the 2022 Alps de Andalucía, will begin at 8:15 am from hole 1 and 10. After the second round, a cut will be made to the top 40 players and ties.

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Tournament Promoter-

This tournament is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The Alps de Andalucía can count on the support of the joint collaboration between two main sponsors, the Real Federación Española de Golf and the Real Federación Andaluza de Golf. The tournament also has the support of numerous co-sponsors: Valle Guadiana Links, Consejo Superior de Deportes, EDP Solar, Allianz, AON, Kyocera (servicios oficiales de impresión), Tag Heuer, BCD Sports, Mahou San Miguel, Solán de Cabras and JGolf.

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