24th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

France’s Louis Darthenay leads after Day 2 at the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open.

Lacanau-Océan, May 23rd, 2024 – After two rounds of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open, we have a very close leaderboard. France’s Louis Darthenay moves into the lead with a two-day total of 13 under-par. Italian amateur Marco Florioli is in solo 2nd place, only 1 stroke off at 12 under par. France’s Antoine Auboin is at 11 under par. There is a 2-way tie for 4th place with Italy’s Jacopo Vecchi Fossa and Round 1 Leader, Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez, at 10 under par.

It was a beautiful sunny day with moderate winds that welcomed the players at UGolf Lacanau in Nouvelle Aquitaine, France for the 2nd round of the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open. Play began at 7:45 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole allowing the players to take advantage of perfect weather and scoring conditions.

This is the inaugural year of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open as well as the first time that UGolf Lacanau is hosting a professional golf tournament.

Round 2 Player Quotes

France’s Louis Darthenay, 25, is in the lead after two rounds at the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open. He shot an incredible 9 under-par, 63 in today’s round 2, making 10 birdies and 1 bogey for a two-day total of 13 under-par. After his fabulous round today, Darthenay was very happy: “today was an unbelievable today, it’s a day you dream about. Everything was amazing, my birdie putts dropped and when I needed to recover those dropped also so it was cool. My iron game was very sharp too, I had a slow start to my round, but I was able to get my round going hitting some iron shots close. Overall, I’m beyond satisfied.” Darthenay added that he found the greens at UGolf Lacanau to be: “perfect this morning, the golf course and the superintendents did an incredible job. Obviously, this morning, they were perfect compared to yesterday, when I played in the afternoon, so more people walked on them. It’s really a pure joy to play this course this week.”  He went on to add that also: “the pins to be more challenging, I think you needed to be on the correct side to be able to take advantage of them as there is a lot of slopes and they are fast. I will now rest, have lunch, and get ready for tomorrow. The most important is to enjoy myself and then see what happens.” 

Italy’s Marco Florioli (am),19, concludes his round 2 of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open in 2nd place with a total score of 12 under par. He shot a 2nd round score of 7 under-par, 65 with 1 bogey and 4 birdies on the front nine holes, and then once he made the turn, he made 4 more birdies that included 2 in a row to end his round.  Florioli was part of the Italian National Team that captured in 2022 the World Amateur Team Championships. After his 2nd round, he was satisfied: “Today my game was very similar to yesterday. The only thing that really changed was my tee shots, as today I hit a few more iron shots trying to keep it safe compared to yesterday, where I was attacking more and maybe missed a few. That, however, paid off as I was able to make a lot of birdies overall. Tomorrow I will try to go for the win, I have nothing to lose and everything to earn.” 

Antoine Auboin, 24, from France, moves into 3rd place after round 2 of the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open. He was tied for 6th place at 4 under-par after the first round of the tournament but shot an amazing 7 under-par, 65 with 8 birdies, and 1 bogey to move into 3rd place with a two-day total of 11 under-par. Auboin earned the French Team Championship title in 2018 and the French Men’s Championship in 2019. He’s also a member of the C&S Team. After his round, he commented: “I think playing this morning was a slight advantage as we had definitely less wind than yesterday afternoon. The greens were perfect this morning compared to yesterday afternoon when a lot of people had walked on them. I found it to be personally easier today compared to yesterday. “He added that he’s: “played here more than 10 years ago, and I can promise you the course wasn’t like it is today, the course is impeccable.” For tomorrow’s final round, Auboin plans to: “enjoy myself like I did the past two days and I think if you can make the putts at the right time, you should put yourself in a good position.” 

Italy’s Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, 29, who captured multiple wins on the Alps Tour over the years. He also earned the 2021 Alps Tour Order of Merit title, which allowed him to gain status on the Challenge Tour. He concludes Round 2 of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open with a two-day total of 10 under-par and finds himself in a 2-way tie for 4th place alongside Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez. He shot an amazing 8 under-par, 64 in today’s round with 10 birdies and 2 bogeys. After his round, he commented: “My tee shots today were very good; I also holed a lot of crucial putts from around 3 or 4 meters.”

Alongside Vecchi Fossa with a two-day total of 10 under-par, the first-round leader Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez, 25. He is a past winner on the Alps Tour as he captured the 2023 Alps de Andalucía and is looking this week to earn his 2nd title. He shot a 3 under-par, 69 making 1 bogey on the front nine, and then once he made the turn, he made 4 birdies on the back nine to end his day.

Final Round 

A total of 47 players made the cut which was set at 141 (-3).

The Final Round of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open will begin at 9:17 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole.  The Final Pairing will tee off at 10:45 a.m. local time from the 1st hole. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the winner.

The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open winner will walk away with €6,525.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open is promoted directly by the golf course and is grateful for the support of the following partners: Ville De LacanauCommunaute De CommuneOffice De Tourisme Medoc AtlantiqueRegion Nouvelle AquitaineUGolfDuvalBluegreenEllipse AffichageGardengrassCutter & BuckJDG AssuranceSociété GénéraleSociété BonnefoiSyngentaSAS CostalSo BioCarrefourArrosage SystemLa CanaulaiseMazda, SIPA Automobile, Sud Ouest, Media Pub, Vittel, Carnard Duchêne, Château Argilus Du Roi, Château Pouget, Château Boyd Cantenac, Château Leoville Poyferre, La Baignoire, and Le Bistrot Du Golf. 

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