27th February 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Spanish amateur Jose A. Sintes Navarro wins the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. 

Egypt, February 27th, 2024 – After three days of fabulous golf, Spanish amateur Jose A. Sintes Navarro wins the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open with a total score of 16 under-par. In a three-way tie for 2nd place at 15 under-par: Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto, Spain’s Eduard Rousaud and Austria’s Lukas Lipold.

Another beautiful day with optimal scoring conditions hosted the Final Round of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open which is being held at the gorgeous Sokhna Golf Club near Suez, Egypt. Play began at 8:00 am local time from the 1st and 10thhole and the leaders teed off 9:30 am local time from the 1st hole.

Final Round Player QuotesEighteen years old amateur player, Jose A. Sintes Navarro from Spain captures his first Alps Tour win at the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. He shot a bogey-free 6 under-par,66 during today’s final round for a three-day total of 16 under-par. When he realized what he had achieved, he was very content, “I played very solidly all week, missing only a couple of shots overall, which allowed me to be very calm and put together good results. What I did today by winning it’s incredible. I’m still speechless that I won on the Alps Tour as an amateur in just my second event, but I truly believe that if you trust that you can do it, it will be possible.”  When asked about his goals for the season and plans on turning professional Sintes Navarro explained: “I’m not sure what I will do to be honest, the plan was to combine amateur events with the Alps Tour events, but I will see if something will change once I get back home.”

Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto, 31 years old shot a bogey-free final round of 5 under-par, 67 to conclude the tournament in a three-way tie for 2nd place at 15 under-par alongside Spain’s Eduard Rousaud and Austria’s Lukas Lipold. He made 3 birdies on his opening front nine and then added another birdie on the 12th and 18th hole to end his day. Di Nitto is a past winner on the Alps Tour and has achieved good results in the past here in Egypt. After his bogey-free round, he commented on how: “My iron play today was outstanding; however, my short putts were horrible. I missed seven putts under 10-ft and that’s unfortunate otherwise my round would have been even better. For the event next week I plan to work a lot on my short putts within 3 meters so I try and put together even better scores.” 

Eduard Rousaud, twenty-three years old from Spain is the second player who concluded the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open in the three-way tie for 2nd place at 15 under-par. During today’s 4 under-par, 68 round, Rousaud made 2 bogeys and 6 birdies. After his round, he commented: “I fell just short from having a chance to win today unfortunately as I made a big mistake on the last hole, I hit a bad wedge shot and bogeyed. Overall, today I must say I didn’t start well but I tried to stay focused on what I could control and I’m very proud of how I stayed in the present and how my putter worked all day. Obviously, now I’m a bit disappointed falling just one shot short, but overall, I’m very happy with how the tournament went. I can say that today my driving was beautiful today, much better than yesterday and my putting was also very solid.” Rousaud added that he plans on, “focusing playing on mainly on the Alps Tour this season and try to do my best and maybe play a few Challenge Tour event if I’m able to get some invites but we will see. Definitely, I will be playing the Alps Tour season and trying to earn as many Order of Merit points as possible.”  

Thirty years old, Lukas Lipold from Austria, who turned professional at the end of 2019 is the third player in the three-way tie for 2nd place after the final round of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. He shot a 3 under-par,67 in today’s final round with 2 bogeys and 5 birdies. Lipold has earned various top finishes over the years but is still looking to earn his 1st victory on the Alps Tour. After his round, Lipold was: “happy with the tournament but I’m unfortunate to be short by just 1 shot. Today was a bit tougher to play to be honest, there was more wind, at times even 2 clubs of wind. Today I didn’t drive the ball so well, so I found myself recovering a lot and didn’t give myself a lot of birdie chances. My putting is still pretty good, and I gave myself a good chance on the last hole but, unfortunately, just missed it. Overall, like I said I’m happy. There are a lot of positive feelings coming from these two weeks. I look forward to continuing to work on what I did prior to these two weeks for hopefully even better results in the tournament to come.”

After the first two events of the season, the Alps Tour Order of Merit rank has France’s Aymeric Laussot in the lead with 7,285.50 points. Spain’s Jose A. Sintes Navarro (am) and Italy’s Edoardo R Lipparelli close out the top three spots. In 4th place, Austria’s Lukas Lipold and in 5th place Spain’s Eduard Rousaud.

Final Round

Jose A. Sintes Navarro (am) winner of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open, earned 6,525 Order of Merit points.
The third and final event of the 2024 Egypt Winter Series, the 2024 New Giza Open will get underway March 1st-3rd at New Giza Golf Club, Cairo, Egypt.

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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