The promoters of the Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà presented this Monday this tournament that will be held from June 16 to 18, corresponding to the Alps Tour, a promotional circuit.
Alps Tour, schedule
Promoted by the former professional player José Manuel Lara, the tournament will distribute 40,000 euros in prizes and expects to have a large participation.
Aravell, a course designed by two-time Masters champion Txema Olazábal, will host a professional tournament for the first time. "We will have the best players from the Alps, those who arrive strongly in the professional field and new local talents who will be able to gain experience at home.
It will be a great show and we encourage all Andorran and Catalan fans to come and see players who will surely they will make the leap to the European Tour in the very near future”, stated Lara. "The involvement of our entity with golf has the objective of promoting and promoting this sport to make it prosper both nationally and internationally.
Through sport and the promotion of sporting events such as this one, we contribute to positioning Andorra and the Pyrenees as a a benchmark destination in the panorama of golf and mountain tourism", said Martí Alfonso, director of the Andorran Banking Business Area of Crèdit Andorrà.
José María Olazábal (Fuenterrabía, February 5, 1966) is a Spanish golfer. He has twice won the Masters, one of four major golf tournaments. He has been for more than 300 weeks in the top ten players in the world of the Official World Golf Rankings and has been part of the European Ryder Cup team on seven occasions: the couple he formed on such occasions with each other is famous Spanish champion Severiano Ballesteros.
In his career he has won a total of 29 tournaments, 4 Ryder Cups and was captain of the victorious European team in 2012. He won Prince of Asturias Award for Sport.