Brandon Kewalramani  from the United States, co-leader after Round 2 at the  2024 Alps de Andalucía. Photo Credit: Alps Tour Golf / Federico Capretti
4th July 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Two players are tied for the lead after Round 2 at the 2024 Alps de Andalucía.

Pilar de Jaravia, July 4th, 2024- After two rounds of the 2024 Alps de Andalucía, Brandon Kewalramani from the United States and Flavio Michetti from Italy are leading with a two-day total of 9 under-par. In a two-way tie for 3rd place at 6 under-par: Spain’s Manuel Morugan and Adam Brady from Australia. There is a three-way tie for 5th place at 5 under-par with: Robert Moran from Ireland, France’s Nicolas Muller, and Spain’s Ruben Lafuente Montesa.

It was another beautiful day at Aguilón Golf, located in Pilar de Jaravia, Pulpi, Almería, Spain, for the 2nd round of the 2024 Alps de Andalucía. Play began at 8:00 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole allowing the players to take advantage of perfect weather and scoring conditions. This year, we are celebrating the 12th edition of the tournament.

Round 2 Review 

The winner of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar, from the United States, Brandon Kewalramani, 25, moves into a tie for the lead alongside the tournament’s first-round leader, Flavio Michetti from Italy. This is his 1st year competing on the Alps Tour, and he is looking to continue his solid performance. Kewalramani followed his opening round of 3 under-par, 67 with a 6 under-par, 64 in today’s second round for a two-day total of 9 under-par. In today’s round 2, he made 5 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine holes and then added 1 eagle, 1 birdie, and 1 bogey on the back nine. After his fabulous 6 under-par round, Kewalramani commented: “Today was obviously great, the wind had died down this morning so I was able to hit a few shots closer but to be honest my scoring didn’t come until the back nine holes. I find the greens to be rolling really pure, so I knew if I could give myself chances, I could make them. I chipped in on hole 16, which was my 7th hole of the day, which was a huge positive momentum swing. After that, I gave myself chances, and the putts started to drop.” Kewalramani won the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar only about 145 km from this week’s venue, “It’s beautiful around here, the weather is awesome, the food is great, and I really enjoy it here. That puts me in a good mood to compete. Aguilón Golf is cool, the design is very interesting. I’m glad we were able to play here, I was told it’s the first time that the Alps Tour comes here, but it’s a great course. It’s a fun and interesting course. I really want to thank the course and superintendents for allowing us to compete on a golf course in such great shape.” Having a chance to earn his 2nd title tomorrow, he wants to: “stay in my own world out there. I want to keep my head down, one shot at a time, and add it up at the end. Once I do that, I’ll see where that puts me.” 

Flavio Michetti, 20, from Italy, remains in the lead alongside Kewalramani after the conclusion of round 2 at the 2024 Alps de Andalucía with a two-day total of 9 under par. Today, he shot a 3 under-par, 67, making 4 birdies and 1 bogey. Michetti has been performing well since the beginning of the season and is looking to earn his first Alps Tour title. Last week, Michetti had the opportunity to compete in the Italian Open, and he treasures the learning opportunity he had. After he concluded his round 2, Michetti commented: “Today I had a good start, but, on my front nine, I wasn’t able to convert any birdie putts. Also, on hole 9, I made a three-putt from about 4 meters, so it was slightly frustrating. Once I began the back-nine, I missed some short birdie putts, however towards the end of the back-nine I hit some really good approach shots and that allowed me to end my round with a 3 under-par score. Overall, it was a day that my putter let me down a bit.”  He added that he found Aguilón Golf to be “in very good conditions again, we began the day with barely any wind, and as the round went on, the wind picked up.”  Looking ahead to tomorrow’s final round, Michetti“doesn’t have any expectations, I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I will think about a shot at a time and see what will happen after the round if it’ll be enough.” 

In a 2-way tie for 3rd place after two rounds at the 2024 Alps de Andalucía, a past winner on the Alps Tour, Spain’s Manuel Morugan,33. He followed his even par, 70 opening round with a 6 under-par, 64 in today’s round 2 for a two-day total of 6 under-par. In his second round, he made 1 eagle, 6 birdies, and 2 bogeys. Morugan knew it was: “a matter of time that before I had a decent round together, it’s been a bad year so far for me but doing this well today, I think I’ve put the bad times behind me. Today I played very solid from tee to green with no mistakes. The course is one of the best that we are playing on the Alps Tour. It is in perfect conditions; the greens are difficult because of the type of grass, but that is also a challenge that we must learn.” 

Alongside Morugan in the 2-way tie for 3rd place with a two-day total of 6 under-par, Adam Brady from Australia. He shot a 1 under-par, 69 in the opening round, and today, he shot a 5 under-par, 65 with 1 eagle, 5 birdies, and 2 bogeys.

During today’s round 2, Spain’s Mario Galiano Aguilar shot an incredible 7 under-par, 63 which is now the new course record at Aguilón Golf.

Final Round 

A total of 49 players made the cut which was set at 141 (+1).

The Final Round of the 2024 Alps de Andalucía will begin at 8:00 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole.  The Final Pairing will tee off at 9:28 a.m. local time from the 1st hole. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the winner.

The 2024 Alps de Andalucía Winner will walk away with €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Alps de Andalucía is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2024 Alps de Andalucía can count on the support of: the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation, the Consejo Superior de DeportesLoterías y Apuestas del Estado, KyoceraMahou San Miguel and Solan de Cabras. ­­

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