20th October 2023 | Alps Tour Golf
Augustin Holé wins the 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting
Cavaso del Tomba, October 20th 2023 – After 1 hole of sudden-death play-off, France’s Augustin Holé wins the 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting with a birdie on the 1st playoff hole. Holé, alongside, Spain’s Quim Vidal concluded their final round at Asolo Golf Club tied for the lead, therefore, took part in a 2-way sudden-death playoff thanks to their final score of 10 under-par. Tied for 3rd place at 9 under-par Italy’s Elia Dallanegra, Ireland’s Paul McBride and France’s Benjamin Kedochim.
Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney wins the 2023 Alps Tour Order of Merit and secures himself one of the five sought-after 2024 Challenge Tour cards that were up for grabs. Alongside Mullarney, Spain’s Quim Vidal, Netherland’s Kiet Van der Weele, France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy and England’s Jack Floydd earned the remaining 4 cards that will give them access to the 2024 Challenge Tour.
The winner’s trophy that was handed to Augustin Holé was designed and created by artist-designer Roberta Verteramo.
The final round of the 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting began at 9:00 am local time from both the 1st and 10th hole under overcast skies with some occasional light rain showers at Asolo Golf Club in Cavaso del Tomba, Italy.
Augustin Holé from France wins the 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting after an incredible birdie putt from about 18 meters on the 1st playoff hole against Spain’s Quim Vidal. He earned 9,500 Order of Merit points and the winner’s check of €10,000. He followed his opening round of 9 under-par, with a 4 under-par and a 3 over-par to end the tournament at 10 under-par. After his victory, he was very emotional: “I couldn’t have wished for anything better than this. I fought hard today and throughout the entire event. I was looking for this victory for over a year. It’s been a goal of mine to win an Alps Tour event for over a year and to be able to do it today, I’m speechless. I lost my dad a couple of years back, and this one is definitely for him and for my family around me. I’m so grateful to have the people that I have around me, my staff, my friends so this one is for them and for myself. I give all of them credit but also myself. I now have Stage 2 of Q-School and hopefully, I will be able to repeat the same thing there but we will see how it goes. Now I will enjoy it and take a few days off.”
Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney wins the 2023 Alps Tour Order of Merit rank and earns one of the coveted 2024 Challenge Tourcards that was up for grabs. Throughout the season, he won two events, one in Austria and one in France. After Mullarney secured his Order of Merit title he commented: “Absolutely this was one of my goals from the beginning of the year. As much as it is great being on the Alps Tour, tons of nice people, I’m glad to be off the Alps Tour and move on to the next step. I was happy with my golf this year, I feel ready to compete there. I was able to play a few Challenge Tour events before and I was able to step up my game so now I’m ready.” When asked about his experience playing on the Alps Tour he added: “The standard of the Alps Tour is extremely high. The courses are great, and it’s a good test of your game.” Tournament PromoterThe 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting is promoted directly by the Alps Tour.
For this event, we are grateful to have AURALIS Limitless Lighting as the tournament presenting sponsor. Auralis is the first integrated industrial hub in the lighting field. A unique, vertical and comprehensive group of excellence that defines a new era in the lighting sector through a strong drive for technological innovation, the pursuit for beauty, and a clear mission aimed at promoting the culture of light as a tool to improve the quality of people’s lives.
The tournament also has numerous sponsors and partners such as: Ricoh, GAS Milano 1984, Battistella Golf, Extreme Factory, Imball Veneta, Golf 2.0 Megastore, Twïntee, Federazione Italiana Golf, Fédération Française de Golf, Real Federación Española de Golf and Österreichischer Golf-Verband.
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25th May 2023 | Alps Tour Golf
Kiet Van der Weele extends his lead at the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon.
Round 2 Notes
Appiano Gentile,Como, Italy
24th– 26th May 2023
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|1||Kiet Van der Weele (NED)||-14|
|2||Augustin Hole (FRA)||-7|
|3||Elia Dallanegra (am) (ITA)||-6|
|Enrico Di Nitto (ITA)||-6|
|Alexandre Daydou (FRA)||-6|
Kiet Van der Weele extends his lead at the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon.
After some heavy overnight rain fell over Golf Club La Pinetina, host of the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon the second round play began at 7:30 am from both the 1st and 10th hole. Due to the overnight rain, today players had to face a course with slightly softer but still in very good conditions thanks to the work performed by head superintendent Roberto de Maestri and his team. It was an overcast day with the sun trying to peak through with barely any winds and temperatures in the mid 20°Cs. For tomorrow’s final round, a beautiful sunny day is expected with temperatures reaching around 27°C.
Kiet Van der Weele from Netherland continues to lead after two rounds at the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon with a two-day total of 14 under-par. He made 4 birdies on the front nine and 4 birdies and 1 bogey during his round today for a 7 under-par,63. He is 22 years old and turned professional in September 2022. He has had a positive start to the season with numerous good finishes and captured a win at the 2023 Alps de Las Castillas. After his round, he was very happy about his comeback after “the bogey on the 15th hole I missed an up and down which was a shame but coming back strong with a birdie on 16 was good. I can say my game is really sharp at the moment and in a good place so it makes me enjoy playing event more.” Van der Weele finds himself very comfortable around GC La Pinetina “I really like the trees around this golf course and I’m able to see the shots I need to hit very clearly. It’s a really beautiful course and makes me at ease.” Looking ahead to the final round tomorrow with a 7 shots lead, he added: “it would be a lot to win another event so early in the season, it would be really nice and would allow me to have some comfort for the rest of the year. I have some Challenge Tour events I’ll be playing in as well so hopefully I’ll have enough room to play in them but I will for sure take it step by step and evaluating things as the season goes on.”
France’s Augustin Hole, 25 years old who represents Biarritz Le Phare shot a 6 under-par 64 in today’s round for a two-day total of 7 under-par. He finds himself in 2nd place 7 shots off the lead. He made 4 birdies on the front nine holes and 3 birdies and 1 bogey on the back nine. After the round, Hole commented on how “I think the course was playing slightly easier today, it was softer and I think some of the pins were more accessible.” Tomorrow, he wants to “focus on myself, I have a lot of work to do to catch the leader. I need to focus on my own game and see what will happen. My putting has been very solid for the entire week, I barely missed any putts under three meters. Hopefully that will keep going tomorrow.”
Italy’s Elia Dallanegra (am), 19 years old, who was tied for 4th place after yesterday’s 1st round, finds himself tied for 3rdplace with a two-day total of 6 under-par. He shot a 2 under-par 68 today with 4 birdies and 2 bogeys. After the round, Dallanegra proudly commented: “It’s been two great rounds so far, my game has been steady but I’ve been very lucky on the greens making a lot of putts and today I even holed out a bunker shot on the 4th hole. I’m very pleased overall.” When asked about the course conditions after the heavy overnight rain, he went on to add: “I believe the conditions today as slightly easier than yesterday, there is barely any wind but the course is definitely softer and we aren’t getting as much roll but the greens were perfect so it was easier to hole putts today.”
Enrico Di Nitto from Italy shot another 3 under-par round today for a two-day total of 6 under-par and be tied for 3rd place entering tomorrow’s final round. During today’s round, Di Nitto made 1 eagle on the par 5 8th hole, 2 birdies and 1 bogey. He has been constantly near the top of the leaderboards in the majority of the events so far this season and his most recent result was a tied for 4th place at the 2023 Gösser Open. Di Nitto after his second 3 under-par was satisfied even though it was a different 3 under-par compared to yesterday: “Yesterday I played really well and had a horrible finish. Today instead I had a slow start and didn’t play as well as yesterday but managed to finish my round with an eagle on my 17th hole, the 8th of the course. My putting has been very solid as of lately and now I only need to be able to put the entire tournament together and hopefully something good will happen.” When looking ahead to the final round tomorrow “I will focusing on having another good warm-up session, a good putting session and then go out and see what will happen.”
France’s Alexandre Daydou, 26 years old is tied in 3rd place at 6 under-par alongside Dallanegra (am) and Di Nitto. He shot a 2 under-par 68 today with 5 birdies and 3 bogeys.
Italian amateur Luca Rimauro had the highlight of the day making a hole-in-one during today’s second round on the par 3 17th hole from 158 meters with an 8 iron.
The low round of the day belongs to current leader Kiet Van der Weele with a 7 under-par 63.
The final round of the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon will begin at 8:10 am local time from the 1st and 10th hole.
A total of 51 players made the cut which was set at 140 (E). The final group will tee off at 9:38 am local time from the 1st hole.
The winner of the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon, will earn the winning check of €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.
Like the majority of the Alps Tour events that are played in Italy, the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon is organized by the Italian Pro Tour, which is a branch of the Italian Golf Federation. They are responsible for promoting the majority of the professional golf events that occur in Italy.
For this week’s event, Aon is the tournament Presenting Sponsor. Aon is also a worldwide partner of the 2023 Ryder Cup which will take place at Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome from September 29th until October 1st.
The main sponsors that support the Italian Pro Tour include DS Automobiles, Fideuram Intesa SanPaolo Private Banking, Kappa, Rinascente and Poste Assicura. In addition, their media partners are the following two Italian newspapers: Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport. The Italian Pro Tour featured social partner is Sport Senza Frontiere Onlus and with an official advisor, Infront Italy.