Golf Club La Pinetina, host of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon. Photo Credits: Gian Luca Tartarini for Golf Club La Pinetina 
6th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

The 10th edition of the Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON begins on Wednesday.

Como, May 6th, 2024 – After a week off, the tour returns to action in the Northwestern part of Italy this week for the 10th edition of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON. The tournament will be played from May 8th– 10th, 2024 at the beautiful Golf Club La Pinetina in Appiano Gentile, near Como, Italy.

This event is named after and dedicated to highly acclaimed golf instructor, Giorgio Bordoni, who unexpectedly passed away in 2013 at the age of 48. He was one of the founders of the Blue Team Golf Academy, a unique and innovative initiative in the world of coaching. He also worked many years for the Italian Golf Federation as a National Coach, earning many accomplishments in his career.

This year, we reach 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.

The traditional Alps Tour best ball aggregate to Par pro-am will take place on May 7th, with a shotgun start at 11:00 a.m. local time.

The Field

All of this season’s winners that include: France’s Aymeric Laussot, currently 2nd in the Order of Merit and winner of this season opener 2024 Ein Bay Open, Spain’s Jose Antonio Sintes Navarro (am), currently 4th in the standings and winner of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open, Italy’s Edoardo R Lipparelli, current leader of the Order of Merit and winner of the 2024 New Giza Open and the most recent winner at the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open, Italy’s Gianmaria Rean Trinchero who is 3rd in the Order of Merit rank will headline a strong field that will compete for the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON title.

Alongside the current season winners, 5 players in the top 10 in the Order of Merit will compete: France’s Benjamin Kedochim, who is in 5th place, Luca Galliano from Switzerland, who is 7th in the Order of Merit rank, Italy’s Manfredi Manica, who is in 8th place, England’s Harry Goddard, who is 9th in the rank and Austria’s Lukas Lipold rounds out the top 10.

The Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON title has been won by notable players over the years. Spain’s Borja Virto won the first edition of the event in 2014, while his compatriot Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez came to victory in 2019. Another Spanish victory occurred in 2021 with Angel Hidalgo Portillo. Current DP World Tour player Italy’s Guido Migliozzi triumphed in 2018.

In the 2022 edition, Italy’s Gregorio De Leo came to victory with a fabulous 59 in the final round. He became a Challenge Tour player at the end of that season.

During the last edition of the tournament, Netherland’s Kiet Van der Weele won the 2023 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON by 9 strokes, earning him his second win of the season. The following week, he captured another title, allowing him to gain access to the Challenge Tour, having won three events during the same season.

This week, there will be 144 players competing from 16 different nationalities for the title.

The 144 players in the field will compete for an overall prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON winner will walk away with €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON will be a 54-hole stroke-play event where a cut will be made after 36 holes to the top 40 players and ties. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the winner.

To view the most up-to-date entry list, Click Here.

The Course

Golf Club La Pinetina in Appiano Gentile, Italy, is situated 35 km north of Milan and 12 km south of Como, will be the host of this week’s 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON. It is a very undulating 5761 meters par 70 course. It was designed by Harris Albertini Mezzalane and opened for play in 1971. It offers beautiful panoramic views of the nearby landscape that includes a view of Monte Rosa, which is the second-highest mountain in Italy, and the Alps of Lombardy.

Golf Club La Pinetina covers 70 hectares in the “Appiano Gentile and Tradate Pinewood Regional Park,” which is rich in pine trees, oak, and chestnut trees as well as Scotch pine and birch trees. It’s not a particularly long course, however the complex course design situated on a very hilly terrain, requires accuracy and precise strategy from each player. Thanks to the natural layout of this golf course, players will find notable holes that will allow this course to stand out from the rest.

The players competing this week will play the course set up as a 5761 meters, Par 70.

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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