7th November 2022 | Alps Tour Golf
Welcome to the 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage!
Rome, November 7th 2022– A long-awaited week for the players trying to capture a playing card for the 2023 season. A full field of 156 players representing 20 different nations, will be competing at this year’s 54 holes Final Stage. 92 players were exempt into the field, while the remaining 64 players qualified through the three Stage 1 events that were played last week.
Players exempt into the field of Final Stage are: Alps Tour members ranked in the 2022 Order of Merit but were not admitted into the 2022 Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final field, players who participated in the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship and players who competed at the 2022 European Boys and Men Team Championships.
The 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage will be played in Rome. For the first two rounds, the players will be alternating between Golf Nazionale and Olgiata Golf Club. For the final round, the players that make the cut will be competing at Golf Nazionale. The tournament will be played from November 9th until November 11th.
The format of the tournament is a 54 holes stroke play, 18 holes a day. After 36 holes a cut will be made to the top 65 players and ties.
At the conclusion of the 54 holes, the top 35 players and ties will be eligible to receive Category 6 membership for the 2023 Alps Tour Season. The rest of the players who made the cut, and finished between the 36th and 65th position will be eligible to receive Category 8 membership for next year’s season. The remaining players will be eligible for membership in Category 9 for the 2023 Alps Tour Season. All of the players in categories 8 and 9 will be subject to the 2023 Alps Tour committee re-rank policy.
A lot of players, like Matt Wallace and Guido Migliozzi, who began their careers participating in the Alps Tour Qualifying School, are now winners on the major tours.
Last year, the tournament was won by France’s Martin Couvra.
For the most up-to-date entry list click here.
The Golf Courses-
Golf Nazionale, one of the venues that is hosting this week’s 2022 Alps Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, is a 6462 meters par 72 course. It is considered one of the toughest and most challenging golf courses in Italy as well as being recognized one of the toughest courses in Europe. It was designed by George and Jim Fazio and David Mezzacane, and has hosted numerous prestigious events over the years including the 1991 World Cup. Golf Nazionale is set in the natural landscape of upper Lazio with dense forests full of ancient oaks. It is a very technical but fun golf course for all types of players.
Olgiata Golf Club is home to 27 holes of golf, the West Course and the East Course. This week the players will be competing on the west course. It was inaugurated in 1961 and designed by British Architect, C.Kenneth Cotton. The west course is the older of the two and is an 18 holes course. Prestigious events like the Italian Open have been played numerous times on this course. This is the first time that an Alps Tour event will be played on this course. In 2012, it was completely redesigned by American Architect Jim Fazio to adapt it to new requirements. The current course record for the “West Course” is held by Ian Poulter and Angel Cabrera with a score of 11 under-par (61). Both players achieved the course record during the 2002 Italian Open.
The Alps Tour wishes the best of luck to the 156 players competing this week and are eager to follow the next rising golf stars #risinggolfstars !
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31st October 2022 | Alps Tour Golf
It’s time for the 2023 Qualifying School Stage 1 tournaments!
October 31st 2022- In continuation with the past two seasons, the 18th edition of the Alps Tour Qualifying School will take place in Italy. The 1st Stage events will be played between November 2nd and November 4th in three distinct golf clubs: Acaya Golf Club, Golf Club Le Fonti and Miglianico Golf & Country Club. The Final Stage of the 2023 Q-School will occur at Golf Nazionale and Olgiata Golf Club in Northern Rome from November 9th to 11th.
This year more than 300 applications were submitted to take part in the 2023 Alps Tour Qualifying School. Applications were open to any male professional player that belong to a recognized PGA or Golf Federation, as well as male amateurs with a handicap below 2.0. An approximate 183 players from 22 different nations, such as the United States, Turkey, Armenia, Germany and South Africa, will compete in the three Stage 1 events.
The 1st Stage Events will be played over 36 holes with no cut and the top ranked players will gain access to Final Stagetournament. The top ranked players at the end of Final Stage will earn a full Alps Tour card for the 2023 season. There will be 156 players in the field at the Final Stage of 2023 Alps Tour Qualifying School where currently 93 players have already been exempt into the field. The players that are exempt are: Alps Tour members ranked in 2022 Order of Merit that weren’t in the field at the 2022 Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final, players who participated in the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship as well as players who competed at the 2022 European Boys and Men Team Championships.
The Golf Courses-
November 2nd-3rd host, Acaya Golf Resort & Spa is located in the Puglia regions of south Italy. It is a 6,192 meters par 71 course, designed by the famous American studio Hurdzan & Fry. Acaya Golf Club has hosted numerous events in the past including several Alps Tour events. The course is set in a green landscape among ancient olive trees, Mediterranean vegetation and some breath-taking elements, which include a waterfall between hole 11 and 12. Acaya GC is one of the most intriguing golf courses in Italy.
The second golf club that will host the following Stage 1 events between November 3rd-4th is located in Northern Italy near Bologna. The event will take place at Golf Club Le Fonti, in Castel San Pietro Terme. The course is home to 18 holes of golf and will be set as a par 71, 6411 meters. Golf Club Le Fonti is surrounded by rolling hills and a typical Emilia-Romagna landscape. It has previously hosted Alps Tour events, Ladies European Tour events and qualifying schools. This is the longest of the three courses that will host Stage 1 events. The players will have to face multiple water hazards making it a tough challenge.
Miglianico Golf and Country Club is the third course hosting Stage 1 events on the same days as GC Le Fonti, November 3rd-4th. Miglianico is a 5875 meters par 72 course. It was designed by well-known American golf architect, Ronald Kirby. Miglianico G&CC has hosted for seven years the Abruzzo Alps Tour Open as well as the 2021 1ststage Alps Tour Qualifying School and the 2009 Games of the Mediterranean. The course is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, bunkers, and artificial lakes making it a pleasant but challenging course.
Eager to follow along during this highly anticipated moment, we’d like to wish all 183 players good luck!
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