Golf Club Parco de' Medici, host of the 2022 Roma Alps Open. Photo Credit: Filippo Vianelli/ Alps Tour Golf
19th July 2022 | Alps Tour Golf

The players compete in the Eternal City for the 2022 Roma Alps Open.

Rome, July 19th 2022– The players are back on Italian soil this week to conclude a 7-week tournament stretch at the 2022 Roma Alps Open. The event will be played at Golf Club Parco de’ Medici in Rome, Italy from Thursday 21st July to Saturday 23rd July. On Wednesday 20th July, the traditional best ball aggregate to par pro-am will take place with approximately 25 teams.

With decisive points on the line, a full-field of players are expected to compete aiming to gain access to the 2023 Challenge Tour. At the end of the season, the top 5 players in the final Order of Merit rank will be awarded their card for the Challenge Tour.

The Field-

A strong field is expected at this week’s competition, with only two events left on the schedule before the 2022 Alps Tour Grand Final. The majority of this season’s past winners will be competing, including two-time winners: Italy’s Gregorio De Leo who is also the current Order of Merit Leader and France’s Tom Vaillant (amateur) who is currently 3rd in the ranking. Additionally, the most recent winner Netherland’s Vince Van Veen will also be playing.  The only past champion that will not be in the field will be, Markus Brier, winner at the 30th Gösser Open. All of the current top 10 players in the order of merit rank will contend for the title.

There will be 144 players from 18 different nationalities competing for a prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 points. The winner of the 2022 Roma Alps Open will earn € 5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points. All the players in the field are eagerly competing for crucial Order of Merit points with two events left on the schedule before the 2022 Alps Tour Grand Final which will take place at the beginning of October.

The format of the tournament is a 54 holes stroke play and a cut will be made after 36 holes to the top 40 players and ties.

For the most up-to-date entry list click here.

The Course-

Golf Club Parco de’ Medici is home to 27 holes of golf that are divided into three different 9 holes courses. The championship course was designed by Italian architect Davide Mezzacane and laid out by American Peter Fazio. The course will be set as a 6389 meters par 72 course for this week’s event.

This course has hosted numerous international tournaments in the past including the 2020 Alps Tour Qualifying School,and the 2021 Roma Alps Open mixed event which was played alongside the LETAS players. It is a very demanding and challenging golf course that has strategically placed bunkers, ditches and water hazards. The course is placed between the city of Rome and the sea, which may influence the players game due to the presence of local sea breeze. It is one of the few golf courses in Italy that has a similar feel to that of Scottish golf links. Along the 18th hole fairway, players can find the remains of an antique Roman building that dates back to the 1st century BC.

Tournament Promoter-

Like the majority of the Alps Tour events played in Italy, this event is organized by the Italian Pro Tour, which is a branch of the Italian Golf Federation. They promote the majority of the professional golf events that are played in Italy. The main sponsors that support the Italian Pro Tour include DS Automobiles, Fideuram, Kappa, Rinascente, Eureco and Poste Assicura. In addition, their media partners are the following three Italian newspapers: Corriere dello Sport,Tuttosport and Il Giornale. The Italian Pro Tour featured social partner is Sport Senza Frontiere Onlus and with an official advisor, Infront.

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