20th October 2013 | Alps Tour Golf

MASTERS 13 – Report DAY4

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Viva España!

France’s Edouard España (c) Matthieu Vitré won the 2013 Masters 13 with three shot margin over fellow Frédéric Abadie and Thomas Linard. With this win, España secured his place in the Alps Tour Top 5 to play the Challenge Tour next year.

“I am so happy, this year was amazing and to finish with a win. I thank all the Alps Tour staff, I played 10 events this season and each time was great. Am I am so happy that my father arrived this morning to see me. Last time he came to see me it was in 2011 for the Mouchy Event and I won.”

“This win is really different from the one in Madrid. In July, I came from behind and overtook the leaders but this week , I have been on top of the leaderboard almost since the beginning. A big thank too to my coach, Olivier Leglise. We have been working together for 10 years now. He made me become a better player and a better man as well.”

The last event was cruel with one player, Jesus Legarrea as he mussed the cut he went out of the top 5. But the 2013 vinyard is great and they, all of the five players, can make the cut at The European Tour Final Stage and free a spot for the Spaniard.

England’s Jason Palmer, won the order of merit 2013 with the biggest margin ever, more than 12 000 € from second, Edouard España. England’s Steven Brown, takes third spot and compatriot Evans, thanks to his last week win, grabbed fourth place. Austria’s Lukas Nemecz eventually gets the last spot finishing at 5th in Masters 13. Nemecz has a “thing” with Pont Royal. He holed the second hole, a par 3 in one today, as he did last year during last round as well!

The Alps Tour season is completed, best of luck on Challenge Tour!
See you in February for first 2014 event of a surprising schedule…

From Pont Royal
Agathe Séron

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MASTERS 13 – Jason Palmer ALPS Tour Winner

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MASTERS 13 – Edouard Espana WINNER DAY4

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MASTERS 13 – Bienvenus a la maison

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19th October 2013 | Alps Tour Golf

MASTERS 13 – Report DAY3

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España four clear in France

Edouard España (c) Agathe Séron

France’s Edouard España confirmed his good form and will be in contention to grab his second title of the season. Making the cut of the Masters 13, he secured his spot in the Top 5 but with a win he could climb in the ranking and make it swing.

“Today was a good, I sticked to the mental plan I elaborated at the beginning of the week. I staid very calm, patient. A great day reference to the means, and the results was ok. But I am really happy about my behaviour because it was a long day. We have been waiting a lot and we had to stay focus.”
The wind was back on Pont Royal Golf Course and it took players a while to adapt.

“As it was more windy today, I struggled a bit with distances to the greens so I played safe part of them. My driving was as well less accurate but I managed though to catch fairways. The course is very demanding, tricks are everywhere and there is no moment to relax.”

“To deal with 4 rounds is very interesting and I consider that to be able to win after 72 holes is a real test.”

“I need to be in kind of stress to putt myself in a bubble and only think about being focus. Main difference between competition in amateur events and pro’s ones is that during amateur season, you only have one event a month, so you give everything on this tournament. During the pro season, you have so many events that you can allow yourself not to be sharp one week. This week, I have no choice and I like it.”

The battle for España tomorrow will be against compatriot Frédéric Abadie, 4 shots behind and Italy’s Joon Kim, two strokes more back. But Mother Nature is expected to be tough on players as well. Rain and srong gusts of wind are forecasted, 30 to 40 km per hour.

From Pont Royal
Agathe Séron

18th October 2013 | Alps Tour Golf


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Espana made his move


Edouard Espana (c) Agathe Séron

France’s Edouard Espana made his move at the perfect time. He shot 65, 7 under par to lead by 3 mid-way on Masters 13, last event of the season. A group of three players tie for second place, France’s Nicolas Joakimides, Frédéric Abadie and Italy’s Joon Kim.

Kim will take off in a week to Korea to play Q School of Korea Tour and his smile said a lot on the confidence he aggregate last days.

“I am just happy to play golf, that’s it new this year ! I know the course very well and todayy, there was no wind and the greens were a little slower than last year, so more playable”

Espana needs a good result this week to recover a place in the top 5 to gain his Challenge Tour category. Despite this goal, the native of Bordeaux did not feel or want to be disturb by the results.

“I manage to have the right behaviour on course and I don’t want to think of anything else. I played really solid but the way I think on course is much more important. The winner on Sunday won’t be the best player it will be the award of smart strategy and behaviour.”

This week, the Top 5’s goal is to keep their position. Unfortunatly, one player in the current top 5 missed the cut, Spain’s Jesus Legarrea. His place is in real danger as his margin was very narrow. Chasing precious spots with Espana, England’s Andrew Cooley double winner this season.

Palmer can not be overtaken as the 2013 winner but behind him, the ranking can swing.

17th October 2013 | Alps Tour Golf

MASTERS 13 – Report DAY1

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