Golf de Lerma, host of the 2024 Alps de Las Castillas. Photo Credit: Golf de Lerma. 
9th July 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

The Alps Tour remains in Spain for the 2024 Alps de Las Castillas.

Llerma, July 9th, 2024- The 2024 Alps Tour season continues in Spain as the 12th event of the season, the Alps de Las Castillas, gets underway on Thursday. The 144 players in the field will compete for the title from July 11th until July 13th at Golf de Lerma in Llerma, Burgos. The 2024 Alps de Las Castillas will be back at Golf de Lerma, eight years after the fabulous 2016 edition that was disputed at this week’s venue.

The official Tour Scramble, with the best two balls pro-am, will take place on July 10th. Thirty teams will participate.

The players are competing to earn a spot in the top 5 Order of Merit rank, which, at the end of the season, will give them access to the 2025 Challenge Tour. The countdown has already begun, and the fight for the top 5 places is more fought than ever this week, as there are only a handful of events left before the 2024 Alps Tour Grand Final.

The Field 

A strong field is expected this week for the 2024 Alps de Las Castillas.  

Our current Order of Merit leader, France’s Benjamin Kedochim, has yet to win this season. He has earned six top 10s that include two 2nd place finishes as well as two 3rd place finishes. He will be present in this week’s field as he is looking to earn his first title to consolidate his leadership.

This week’s tournament, the 2024 Alps de Las Castillas, could be a decisive week for the winners of our last tournaments, respectfully our two, two-time season winners, Brandon Kewalramani from the United States and France’s Théo Boulet. Both players earned 2 wins respectfully, and capturing a third one, would allow them to earn immediate category on the Challenge Tour without having to capture one of the 5 coveted cards that is up for grabs at the end of the season.

All of this season’s winners will be present this week except for Spanish amateur Jose Antonio Sintes Navarro, winner of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open, and France’s Antoine Auboin, winner of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open.

Notable players have previously won the Alps de Las Castillas, including Victor Perez in 2016. He is now a DP World Tour winner.

The 144 players scheduled to compete this week represent 14 different nationalities.

The players in the field will compete for a prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The 2024 Alps de Andalucía winner will receive €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The 2024 Alps de Andalucía will be a 54-hole stroke-play, an 18-hole-a-day 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 de Lerma, located about 200 km north of the city of Madrid, was built in 1992 on a former hunting estate of 220 hectares named The Andaya by Spanish architect José Gancedo. Having worked his considerable golfing magic on other courses like Costa Dorada in 1982, Canyamel in 1987, and Monte Mayor in 1989, he completed the design of the charming Lerma layout in 1992.

The Golf de Lerma combines within its 18 holes the grand simplicity of the Castilian nature and the fun complexity of the game of golf. The architect made good use of the natural terrain to design 18 holes in total sympathy with its surroundings. The fairways are wide, bunkers are intelligently positioned, and greens are sensibly proportioned with relatively flat putting surfaces.

This parkland course is sheltered on many holes as it is bounded by a forest to the north and south of the property. However, water plays a part on the front nine, with ponds between the fairways on holes 2 and 8 and in front of the greens on holes 7 and 9. On the back nine, a stream meanders across the 10th, 11th, and 15th fairways before it forms a pond that must be carried in front of the short par four, 18th hole, which is a great closing hole.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Alps de las Castillas is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2024 Alps de las Castillas can count on the support of: the Real Federación Española de Golf, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, Federación de Golf de Castilla-León, Federación de Golf de Castiila-La Mancha, Consejo Superior de Deportes, Kyocera, Mahou San Miguel and Solán de Cabras.  

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