The Alps Tour returns at Miglianico Golf for the 8th Abruzzo Open
Pescara, April 11th 2022 – The tour returns to action this week in Italy after a two week break and head to the Abruzzo region in Central Italy. The 2022 Abruzzo Alps Open will be played at Miglianico Golf and Country Club in Pescara, Italy. The sixth event of the 2022 season, will be contended from Wednesday April 13th until Friday April 15th. On Tuesday, April 12th, the day prior to the start of the tournament, a “best ball aggregate to par” shot gun pro-am will occur.
Miglianico Golf and Country Club is a 5875 meters par 72 course. It was designed by well-known American golf architect, Ronald Kirby. Miglianico G&CC has hosted numerous events in the past including the Abruzzo Alps Tour Open seven times, the 2021 1st stage Alps Tour Qualifying School, and the 2009 Games of the Mediterranean. The course is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, bunkers, and artificial lakes making Miglianico Golf a pleasant but challenging course to play having some strategically placed bunkers and water hazards.
The most recent winner of the Abruzzo Alps Open in 2021 is Jacopo Vecchi Fossa with a score of -15. Jacopo won the Alps Tour Order of Merit in 2021 earning him access in this year’s Challenge Tour. This week Jacopo will be in the field defending his title for the Abruzzo Alps Open. Past champions of this event include Guido Migliozzi who won the event in 2017 with a score of -14 and in 2018 with a score of -18, and is now a player on the DP World Tour. In addition, Matt Wallace, who is a current PGA Tour and DP World Tour player is also a past champion at Miglianico G&CC having won the 2016 Grand Final with a score of -17.
With most leading Order of Merit players competing this week, it is sure to be a very compelling week to watch. You’ll find the current Order of Merit leader, Italy’s Stefano Mazzoli in addition to the other top 5 players in the current Order of Merit rank. France’s Oihan Guillamoundeguy, winner of the second event of the season and 7th in the current Order of Merit is also playing this week. All of this season’s previous winners are scheduled to compete this week and hope to each capture their second season win.
This week’s event is organized by the Italian Pro Tour, which is a branch of the Italian Golf Federation who promotes all golf professional events played on Italian soil. The main sponsors who support the Italian Pro Tour include DS Automobiles, Fideuram, and Kappa e Eureco. Their media partners are three Italian newspapers: Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport and Il Giornale. The Italian Pro Tour also has a social partner, Sport Senza Frontiere Onlus and an official advisor Infront.
Among the 138 players competing this week, the field is represented by 15 different nationalities. The players will be competing for a prize fund of €40.000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. Instead, the tournament winner will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.
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