The tour heads to Spain for the inaugural Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà.
Aravell, June 14th 2022– The Alps Tour heads to Northeastern part of Spain this week for the inaugural Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà. The tournament will be played from Thursday 16th June until Saturday 18th June at Aravell Golf & Country Club near Aravell, Lleida, Spain.
There will be two pro-am played this week: the opening pro-am will be played on Wednesday 15th June with an estimated 25 teams participating and the closing pro-am will be played on Sunday 19th June with an estimated 25 teams including the winner of the inaugural event.
This is the first time that Aravell Golf & Country Club will host a European professional golf event. This tournament was also created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the golf course.
All of this season previous winners except for Markus Brier, winner of the 30th Gösser Open, will be competing for the inaugural Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà title. French amateur, Tom Vaillant winner of the last Alps Tour tournament and currently 2nd in the Order of Merit, will be in the field this week. In addition, Koen Kouwenaar who is currently the highest-ranked player in the Order of Merit, will also be competing alongside the top 10 players in the rank except for Conor Purcell.
There are 19 different nationalities represented among the estimated 136 players. The players will be competing for a prize fund of € 40.000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The winner of the inaugural 2022 Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points. The tournament is a 54 holes stroke play where a cut will be made after 36 holes to the top 40 players and ties.
Aravell Golf & Country Club is located in Aravell, Leida, Spain only 15 km from the Andorra Principality and 5km from La Seu d’Urgell. It is an 18-hole course designed by José María Olazábal, a two-times Masters Champion. The course will be played as a 6155 meters, Par 71. It is located in a large valley, with an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. The course has beautiful views of the Pyrenees as well as the Cadí mountains. Aravell Golf & Country Club is a compact and fun layout course, with narrow fairways, relatively small greens and spacious rough making it a challenging course for the players.
The tournament this week is promoted and organized by Spain’s José Manuel Lara. A former DP World Tour player with two victories (Hong Kong in 2006) and (Austrian Golf Open in 2010) in his professional career.
The title sponsorship of this week’s event, belongs to Crèdit Andorrà. It is an Andorran banking house which was founded in 1949 and has it’s headquarters in Andorra la Vella.
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