Markus Brier, the triumph with a score of 199



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Markus Brier, the triumph with a score of 199

Markus Brier won the 30th edition of the Gosser Open, an event of the Alps Tour which took place on the GC Erzherzog course (par 72), in Maria Lankowitz, Austria. The 53-year-old from Vienna won with a score of 199 (67 66 66, -17) shots in front of the trio formed by the American Clark Dennis (67 66 67), the Austrian Lukas Lipold (67 63 70) and the Italian Andrea Saracino (68 66 66), seconds with a score of 200 (-16).

For the blue this is the best result of the season so far, a good sign in view of the next tournament: the Memorial Giorgio Bordoni 2022 presented by Aon, scheduled from 25 to 27 May at La Pinetina Golf Club in Appiano Gentile (Como ), also included in the calendar of the Italian Pro Tour (the circuit of national and international competitions of the FIG).

Markus Brier, Gosser Open

Three other Italians in the top 10: Manfredi Manica (73 64 66), Gregorio De Leo (69 66 68) and Stefano Mazzoli (67 67 69), ninth with 203 (-13). The latter, winner of the Ein Bay Open in Egypt at the beginning of the season, remains in second place in the order of merit of the circuit behind Koen Kouwenaar.

Second career success on the Alps Tour for Markus Brier after almost 17 years (the first was the MAN NO Open in August 2005). To these, there are also two titles on the European Tour and as many on the Challenge Tour. Thanks to this victory, the Austrian has cashed a check for € 6,162.50 on a total prize pool of € 42,500, succeeding in the roll of honor at the French Paul Elissalde, winner in 2021 and 78 / o this year with 144 (par).

Markus Brier (born 5 July 1968) is one of relatively few Austrian touring professional golfers, and as of 2008 was his country's second highest ranked player, behind Bernd Wiesberger. Brier won the Swiss and German Amateur Opens in the mid-1990s, and turned professional in 1995 at a relatively late age.

Nine top ten finishes, including five top threes, on the 1999 Challenge Tour earned him third place on the season ending money list and playing privileges on the European Tour for 2000. He retained his tour card through his final position on the order of merit every year, except for 2002 and 2010 when he regained it through final qualifying school.