22nd April 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

The Alps Tour returns to action this week in Tunisia.

Tabarka, April 22nd, 2024 – The Alps Tour season continues as the 4th event of the season, the Tunisian Golf Open, is ready to get underway on Thursday. This week’s event will mark a return for the Alps Tour in Tunisia, as players are eager to continue to make history at the Tunisian Golf Open. The tournament will be played from April 25th to April 27th, 2024, at the breathtaking La Cigale Tabarka Golf in Tabarka, Tunisia.

On April 24th, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. local time, the traditional Alps Tour tour scramble pro-am, will take place.

This event will mark the first time that La Cigale Tabarka Golf will host an Alps Tour tournament and the first time since 2016, that the Tunisian Golf Open will be disputed.

The Tunisian Golf Open will be played for the next 3 years as our Chief Executive & Operations Director, Ms. Estelle Richard, signed a partnership agreement with Mr. Hassine Helmi, General Director of the Tunisian National Tourism Office (ONTT)
The Field 

Two of this season’s three winners will be present among the players competing this week for the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open title: France’s Aymeric Laussot, winner of the 2024 Ein Bay Open, and Italy’s Edoardo R Lipparelli, winner of the 2024 New Giza Open.

The majority of the players who are currently in the top 10 of the Alps Tour Order of Merit rank will be in the field this week, with the exception of number 3, Spain’s Jose Antonio Sintes Navarro (am), number 4, England’s Harry Goddard, and number 10, England’s Arron Edwards-Hill.

Alongside this season’s previous winners and the top-ranked players in the Order of Merit, there will be France’s Augustin Holé, Italy’s Luca CianchettiGianmaria Rean TrincheroManfredi Manica, and Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez who are all winners on the Alps Tour during the 2023 season. Among the players scheduled to compete, you can also find Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, who captured multiple wins on the Alps Tour over the years, as well as earning the 2021 Alps Tour Order of Merit title, which allowed him to gain status on the Challenge Tour.

In the approximate 125-player field this week, there are 19 worldwide countries represented, among which: Andorra, Austria, Cameroun, Czech Republic, England, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Switzerland, Tunisia, United States of America, and Venezuela. The host country, Tunisia, will be well represented during this week’s tournament, with 11 players competing for the title.

The players will compete for an overall prize fund of €45,000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The 2024 Tunisian Golf Open winner will walk away with €6,525.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The 2024 Tunisian Golf Open will be a 54-hole stroke-play event where a cut will be made after 36 holes. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the winner.

To view the most up-to-date entry list, Click Here.

The Course

The 2024 Tunisian Golf Open, will be hosted at the beautiful La Cigale Tabarka Golf, a masterpiece by Californian architect Ronald Fream located in Tabarka, Tunisia.

Inspired by the famous Cypress Point Club course at Pebble Beach, Fream has perfectly integrated the course into the rich and varied landscape. The course, with its pine forests, cork oaks, beaches, cliffs, and the sea, offers a unique and challenging experience that players will remember for a lifetime. Following in the footsteps of the Challenge Tour players in 1995, our rising stars will have to display all their talent if they want to put in a good performance on this challenging course.

Tunisia offers a captivating blend of quality golf destinations, history, luxury, and unrivaled experiences. The town of Tabarka is a coastal town in the Northwest of Tunisia, about 18 km from the Algerian border. It is set between the sea and the mountains and is dominated by an offshore rock where the remains of a castle are found. Tabarka is known for its coral fishing, a world-renowned golf course, La Cigale Tabarka Golf, and an underwater photography festival.

The players competing this week will play the course set up as a 6239 meters, Par 72.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Tunisian Golf Open is grateful for the support of the following sponsors and institutional sponsors: Inspiring Tunisia, Tunisian National Tourism Office (ONTT), La Cigale Tabarka Hôtel-Thalasso-Golf, Voyages 2000, Banque Zitouna, Zitouna Payment, Zitouna Takaful Assurances, Fédération Tunisienne de Golf as well as the national airline Tunisair.

For more information on the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open, visit the official Alps Tour website www.alpstourgolf.com, and follow the official Alps Tour social media handles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


26th February 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Three players are tied for the lead after Round 2 at the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open.

Egypt, February 26th, 2024 – After two rounds of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open, we have a very close leaderboard. Italy’s Edoardo R Lipparelli, Austria’s Lukas Lipold and Spain’s Mario Galiano Aguilar are in a three-way tie for the lead at 12 under-par.  There is a 4-way tie for 4th place just one stroke back at 11 under-par that includes: France’s Nicolas Muller and Benjamin Kedochim, England’s Arron Edwards-Hill and Spain’s Eduard Rousaud. 

Another beautiful day with sunny skies, a warm temperature, and some moderate winds welcomed the players at Sokhna Golf Club for the 2nd round of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. Play began at 7:00 am from both the 1st and 10th hole.

Round 2 Player Quotes

Twenty-seven years old, Edoardo R Lipparelli, from Italy, continues his good performance as he is one of the three co-leaders at the end of round 2 at the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. He shot two fabulous rounds of 6 under-par,66 for a two-day total of 12 under-par. During today’s 6 under-par round, Lipparelli made 3 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine holes and 6 birdies and 1 bogey on the back nine. He is a past winner on the Alps Tour, won the 2018 Alps Tour Order of Merit, and has collected a number of top 3 finishes over the years. After his strong performance, Lipparelli commented: “today I played really well, it was a good round where I played really solid my shots were all very good and make some important putts. I also hit it very close to the pin on some holes which facilitated making the birdies. Tee to green, my game was overall very solid.” He has been performing well since the beginning of the season, even if he found that “my iron play was slightly more precise than the prior rounds. This makes me happy for sure.” Looking ahead to tomorrow’s final round, Lipparelli plans on “working on my putting a little bit more to make sure it is more consistent, and for my long game I will just keep working on the same aspects to make sure it is tidy throughout the round.” He added that this offseason he focused on “improving my driving and my putting as those were the two aspects that weren’t allowing me to shot low scores so to see the results so early in the season it is gratifying.”

Lukas Lipold, thirty years old from Austria, who turned professional at the end of 2019 is the second player in the three-way tie for 1st place after round 2 of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. He followed his 3 under-par, 69 opening round with a fabulous bogey-free 9 under-par, 63 to tie the lead ahead of tomorrow’s final round. Lipold has earned various top finishes over the years but is looking to earn his 1st victory on the Alps Tour. After his incredible 9 under-par round, Lipold was satisfied with how “I was very consistent, I was putting very well, and it was a good round from start to finish. I am driving the ball very well this week and that allows me to have a lot of good chances on this course.” He added that he is really “looking forward to the tension tomorrow that is just there when you are in the right position on the final day. I don’t want to change my gameplan, I will try and do the same things I did today and go for it.”

Lukas Lipold, Round 2 co-leader at the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. Photo Credit: Alps Tour Golf / Federico Capretti

Round 1 leader, Mario Galiano Aguilar, twenty-eight years old from Spain is the third player in the three-way tie for 1st place after round 2 of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. He followed his fabulous 10 under-par, 62 in round 1 with a 2 under-par, 70 in today’s round where he made 3 birdies and 1 bogey. He 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 2-under-par round, Galiano Aguilar commented: “Today was a good result even if it wasn’t as good as yesterday. I have the opportunity to win the tournament tomorrow which is always nice, and I will do my absolute best tomorrow to try and achieve it.”  When asked about the difference between his 1st round and today, he explained: “I feel like I could have done better today than what I did but maybe I didn’t push too hard knowing the score I did yesterday. Tomorrow will be a new opportunity, not only for the tournament but also for myself to keep making putts and playing well. I will be focused on myself and try to do my best and see after the round how I finish. I will follow the same gameplan as I did the past two days as it worked well, and hopefully, it will work the same tomorrow.” 

Mario Galiano Aguilar  Round 2 co-leader at the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. Photo Credit: Alps Tour Golf / Federico Capretti

France’s Nicolas Muller, twenty-two years old finds himself tied for 4th place with a two-day total of 11 under-par after today’s round. He shot a 5 under-par, 67 in round one and a 6 under-par, 66 round 2. He is continuing his good performance as he tied for 4th place at the first event of the season, the 2024 Ein Bay OpenMuller was happy to comment: “Today was a very good day on and around the green for me, I managed to not make many mistakes with my long game but what really helped me to make a lot of birdies was my putting and chipping.” He added that he found, “a little bit of difference playing in the morning as there is no wind usually for the first 5 or 6 holes and maybe you can be more aggressive with some pin position and create more birdie opportunities.”

England’s twenty-four-year-old Arron Edwards-Hill shot a 5 under-par,67 in today’s 2nd round for a two-day total of 11 under-par and be tied for 4th place ahead of tomorrow’s final round. During today’s round, he made 6 birdies and 1 bogey. This is his first full year of playing as a professional golf player since he turned professional at the end of 2023. After he concluded his 5-under-par round, Edwards-Hill proudly commented: “It puts me in a good position at -11 total going into the last round tomorrow. I played tee to green very solid today. Unfortunately, I had two 3-putts, but I feel like I’m rolling the ball nicely on the greens and staying in the fairways as I’m not being overly aggressive off the tees. My wedge and my iron play feel good so I’m giving myself tons of chances. When asked about heading into tomorrow’s final round so close to the lead, Edwards-Hill explained: “It’s my first year as a professional, so you know, in my second event, to have a chance to put in a good performance is great. I’m looking forward to the challenge for sure.”

Tied for 4th place alongside Muller and Edwards-Hill with a two-day total of 11 under-par you can find: France’s Benjamin Kedochim and Spain’s Eduard Rousaud.

Final Round

A total of 46 players (42 professionals and 4 amateurs) made the cut which was set at 139 (-5).

The Final Round of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open will begin at 8:00 am local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The Final Pairing will tee off at 9:30 am local time from the 1st hole.

The winner of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open, will earn the winning check of €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter- 

The 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open appreciates the support of: Sokhna Golf Club, Ein Bay, Hassan Allam Properties, TPC- Touristic Promotion Company, Jaz Hotel Little Venice, and Coca Cola Egypt.

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12th May 2022 | Alps Tour Golf

David Morland IV leads after Round 1 with an 8 under-par 64 round.

Graz, May 12th 2022- A beautiful spring day with perfect scoring conditions in the Western state of Styria welcomed the players for the 1st round of the 30th Gösser Open. Play began at 7:20 this morning from the 1st and 10th hole. The tournament is being played at GC Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz, its host since 2000.

At the completion of the first round with good scoring conditions, we have a packed leaderboard with Legends Tour player David Morland IV leading the field with a brilliant 8 under-par round 64.

Round 1 Leader Quotes-

David Morland IV from Canada, one of the five Legends Tour players that was invited to take part in the 30thanniversary of the Gösser Open, is leading after the 1st round. Morland IV, turned professional in 1991 and has played on various tours, including the PGA Tour. He earned his Legends Tour card in 2020 after attending qualifying school. He shot an 8 under-par round 64 today with 6 birdies on the front nine holes and 2 on the back nine. “When I got to the golf course this morning and saw my friend and fellow Legends Tour player, Clark Dennis at the top of the leaderboard, that was my motivation to get me going and play well.  I had a lot of opportunities on the back which just stayed on the edge but I’m happy with my par save on the 18th hole.” Morland IV is very happy to be playing this week against a younger field, “It’s great for the game of golf, if we can pass anything to them and they can learn anything us from its great.”

Italy’s Luca Cianchetti, a multiple winner of the Alps Tour is two shots of the lead with a round of 6 under-par 66. He was very consistent throughout his round with 3 birdies on the front 9 holes and 3 birdies on the back 9 holes. Cianchetti’s last win was at the 2021 Red Sea Little Venice Open.  After his round, he said: “I am very happy with the way I played and the direction my game is going in. I think the course is in great conditions and greens are really good and fast.”

Another player who is just two shots of the lead is, Italy’s Edoardo R Lipparelli representing Circolo Golf Adriatico. Lipparelli is a past winner on the Alps Tour, won the 2018 Alps Tour Order of Merit and has collected a number of top 3 finishes. His round included, 1 eagle, 6 birdies and 2 bogeys for a 6 under-par 66. He was pleased with the way his round went today, “I made a couple mistakes that cost me, but I was able to recover making a lot of birdies. The course is in great conditions and the greens aren’t very easy to read.”

Davey Porsius from Netherland’s has had a couple of setbacks in his amateur career but has been playing consistently since the start of this season and is also at 6 under-par after the 1st round. In 2018, Porsius played in the KLM Open and then qualified for the Alps Tour. After his round today, Porsius was pleased with his start and hopes to continue this way the rest of the tournament “I started off quite well, being 6 under through 10 but left some shots out there on the last 8 holes.” He also stated how he is comfortable with this golf course, “I love this course, the views, I always enjoyed coming here. It is a very enjoyable course to play, not the hardest but not the easiest either. This year we have slightly different conditions than we are used to but I think they are at an advantage for us longer hitters.” Porsius has kept his expectations low after missing a couple of cuts but is now playing well and hopes to capture a win as quickly as possible.

Spain’s Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela who is playing in his 1st season as a professional player but his second on the Alps Tour, shot a 6 under-par 66 and also just two shots back in a tied for second place. After his round, Alvaro was very pleased, “I played great today. I had a lot of good birdie chances and was able to recover when I missed the green. The greens are rolling well. I’m happy to be back on track after a few difficult events and looking forward to enjoying two more rounds here.”

Felix Schulz from Austria shot a consistent 1st round at the 30th Gösser Open with a front nine score of 33 and a back nine score of 33 which included 7 birdies and just 1 bogey for a total of 6 under-par 66.

Among the 150 players competing this week you can find 118 professionals and 32 amateurs. The tournament winner will earn 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter-

This week’s event is promoted by the Murhof Gruppe. They own various golf courses throughout Austria including this week’s venue. The sponsors and partners of Murhof Gruppe are Gösser Beer, Region Graz, Lipizzaner Heimat- SteiermarkAustrian Golf Federation, the city of Maria Lankowitz Wallfahrtsort Freizeitparadies and Steiermärkische Sparkasse. Their media partners are: Gepa Pictures, Antenne Steiermark, Kleine Zeitung.

Round 2-

The second round of the 30th Gösser Open, will begin again at 7:20 am from hole 1 and 10. It will be an intriguing second round to follow due to the possible incoming severe weather which is forecasted.

For the complete Round 1 leaderboard click here or go on the official Alps Tour Golf app.

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