Memorial Giorgio Bordoni in Appiano Gentile
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 5076
The Italian Pro Tour returns to the fore with the Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon, scheduled from 25 to 27 May (with Pro-Am on Tuesday 24) at "La Pinetina Golf Club" in Appiano Gentile (Como). Third seasonal tournament of the national and international competition circuit of the FIG, the event - now in its eighth edition and dedicated to Giorgio Bordoni, federal coach who died in 2013 and creator of important successes of the national teams from 1997 to 2005 as Technical Manager of both the team male and female - is also included in the Alps Tour calendar, the third European circuit.
To contend for the title and a prize pool of 40,000 euros (with the first coin of 5,800) will be 144 players, including many Italians who aspire to play a leading role. There are already four successes for the Azzurri, who won consecutively from 2015 to 2018, in this competition.
Memorial Giorgio Bordoni, schedule
Mazzoli, De Leo and more, an opportunity for Azzurri in Lombardy - Stefano Mazzoli to return to the top of the order of merit of the Alps Tour (he is currently in second place) and celebrate the second success of 2022 after the one arrived in Egypt in February at 'Ein Bay Open, Gregorio De Leo (seventh in the' money list ') to cross the finish line of his first professional victory.
An opportunity for Azzurri in Lombardy where, among others, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli, Luca Cianchetti, Andrea Saracino, Stefano Pitoni (winner in 2016), Andrea Romano, Michele Ortolani, Filippo Bergamaschi and Jacopo Albertoni also aim high.
The field - Not just the blues. Field of level in Appiano Gentile where the appeal will miss the Dutch Koen Kouwenaar (leader of the third European men's circuit). Instead, there will be the Portuguese Thomas Guimaraes Bessa, the Spanish Manuel Morugan and the French Oihan Guillamoundeguy, Xavier Poncelet, Franck Medale, Pierre Pineau and Tom Vaillant.
Four Italian successes in the tournament - The first edition of the competition, in 2014, was won by Borja Virto. Three Spanish successes, with the second signed in 2019 by Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez and the third by Angel Hidalgo Portillo in 2021 (in 2020 the event was not played due to the epidemiological emergency from Covid-19).
While from 2015 to 2018 the tournament has always spoken Italian thanks to the statements of Andrea Perrino (2015), Stefano Pitoni (2016), Marco Crespi (2017) and Guido Migliozzi (2018). Formula of competition and prize money - The Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon will be held over a distance of 54 holes, with a cut after 36 which will leave the first 40 finishers in the race and the tied for 40th place.
Up for grabs a total prize money of 40,000 euros, with the first coin of 5,800. The Pro-Am Memorial Giorgio Bordoni by Aon will open - The event, with the support of the FIG Official Advisor, Infront, will open with the Pro-Am Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by Aon which will see 25 teams in action all by one professional and three amateurs.
The course - La Pinetina Golf Club extends over seventy hectares of greenery immersed in the Pineta di Appiano Gentile and Tradate Park with its woods of Scots pine, birch, oak and chestnut trees. The field unfolds on very undulating terrain with different game situations, also offering enchanting panoramic views overlooking Monte Rosa, the Lombard Prealps and, on clear days, the Apennines.
The Partners - The Italian Pro Tour is supported by DS Automobiles (Main Partner); Fideuram (Official Bank); Kappa (Technical Supplier), Rinascente (Official Supplier), Eureco (Official Supplier); Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Il Giornale (Media Partner). Sport Without Borders Onlus (Social Partner). Official advisor: Infront.