9th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Mattia Comotti moves into the lead after day 2 of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON.

Appiano Gentile, May 9th, 2024 – After two rounds of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON, we have a very close leaderboard. Italy’s Mattia Comotti moves into the lead with a two-day total of 12 under-par. France’s Benjamin Kedochim is in solo 2nd place at 11 under-par. Enrico Di Nitto is only 1 back at 10 under-par. There is a 2-way tie for 4th place with a French duo: Xavier Poncelet and Alexandre Daydou at 9 under-par.

It was another day with mostly sunny skies and a temperature around 23° Celsius that welcomed the players at Golf Club La Pinetina in Como, Italy, for the second round of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON. Play began at 7:30 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole.

The tournament is named after and dedicated to highly acclaimed golf instructor, Giorgio Bordoni who unexpectedly passed away in 2013 at the age of 48. This year is the 10th edition of the event which has been a consistent stop on the Alps Tour schedule since 2014. In 2020, it was the only year the event wasn’t played due to Covid-19.

Round 2 Player Quotes

Mattia Comotti, 24, from Italy, leads after two rounds of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON. He shot a bogey-free second round of 8 under-par, 62 with 4 birdies on the front nine holes and 4 birdies on the back nine holes for a two-day total of 12 under-par. Comotti turned professional at the end of July 2023 so this is his 1st full playing season as a professional. He also has played in the past on the Alps Tour while he was still an amateur earning various top 10 finishes. At this event last year, he began the tournament with a 4 under-par, 66 round but unfortunately struggled during round 2. The same occurred during yesterday’s round 1 as he shot a 4 under-par, 66 round and today put together a fabulous bogey-free round to move into the lead. After his 8 under-par, 62 Comotti was very satisfied and happily commented: “Today was a spectacular day. I had the chance to hole out two chip shots, and for the rest, I played well. The few mistakes I made I was able to recover nicely so it was really a super day. This morning, I was more worried about making the cut, but as the day went on, I made a few putts and some birdies and gained some confidence from there to put together a good round.” Looking forward to playing in the final pairing tomorrow as the tournament leader, Comotti added: “It’s the first time I’ll be playing in the final pairing tomorrow, so I’m not sure what to expect. Hopefully, I’ll get a good night’s rest and be prepared for a good day.” 

France’s Benjamin Kedochim, 29, moves into 2nd place after two rounds at the 10th edition of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON. He was tied for 4th place at 4 under-par after the 1st round of the tournament but shot a bogey-free round today of 7 under-par, 63 with 7 birdies to move into 2nd place with a two-day total of 11 under-par. Kedochim has earned numerous top 5 finishes in his career but is still looking to earn his 1st title as he has never won an Alps Tour tournament. After his round, he commented: “I’m trying to stay focused on what I’m doing, on hitting shot by shot, and for now, I must say it’s working well. I’m playing a lot of tournament golf recently, I’m playing 14 tournaments in 15 weeks so it’s a long stretch of golf.” After his round, Kedochim also talked about how: “the course is in amazing conditions I must say. Today in the morning the greens were even better than yesterday, so I took advantage. You know, when you put together a bogey-free round, it’s always good. I tried to play safe, avoiding bad positions but giving myself the chance to make as many birdies as possible. I missed a few putts today; I could have easily been 9 or 10 under-par but I can’t complain with the day.” Kedochim has been playing well since the beginning of the 2024 season and he explained that: “I’ve been working a lot on my attitude and my behavior and concentrating on hitting one shot at a time and not getting too far ahead of myself. I can say it’s been working in my favor so far. Tomorrow, I plan on hitting every fairway, every green and do my best like always and see what will happen.”

Enrico Di Nitto, 31, from Italy, is 2 strokes off the lead after the 2nd round of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON. He was tied for 4th place at 4 under-par after the 1st round of the tournament and now is in a solo 3rd place with a two-day total of 10 under-par. He shot a bogey-free round during today’s round 2, for a 6 under-par, 64. Di Nitto is a past winner on the Alps Tour and has achieved various good finishes over the years. At last year’s edition, he concluded the tournament tied for 4th place, and he explained how he thoroughly likes this golf course. After his bogey-free round, he commented on how: “I played very solid today, I must say it was very similar to yesterday’s round. My tee-to-green game was very sharp. Today I was able to make a few more putts compared to yesterday I must say.” Di Nitto went on to add that he found GC La Pinetina“handled the rain very well, I feel like it’s not necessarily playing any longer than usual, but the ball is flying a bit more compared to the past few years. The greens were amazing this morning, the ball rolled very true, and I found them slightly faster than yesterday.”  For tomorrow’s final round, he plans on, “playing my game, shot by shot and hole by hole. I will see after the 18th hole where that will have taken me.”

The highlights of the day belong to Italy’s Marco Florioli (am), who made a Hole-In-One on the 162 meters, par 3, 17th hole with a 7 iron, and France’s Baptiste Achard, who made a Hole-In-One on the 142 meters, par 3, 5th hole with a 9 iron.

Final Round

A total of 48 players made the cut which was set at 139 (-1).

The Final Round of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON will begin at 8:00 am local time from the 1st and 10th hole. The Final Pairing will tee off at 9:17 am local time from the 1st hole.

The winner of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON will walk away with €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

The majority of the Alps Tour events played on Italian soil, like this week’s 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON, are organized by the Italian Pro Tour, a branch of the Italian Golf Federation. The Italian Pro Tour is 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.

The main partners supporting the Italian Pro Tour during the 2024 season include Fideuram Intesa SanPaolo Private Banking (Official Bank), Kappa (Technical Supplier), Poste Assicura (Official Supplier), Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport (Media Partner), and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Partner), with Official Advisor: Infront Italy.

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