Great golf returns to GC Castelconturbia after two years for the dispute of the Castelconturbia Alps Open, a tournament scheduled for the Italian Pro Tour, the circuit of national and international competitions organized by the Italian Golf Federation, with the support of the Infront official advisor, and penultimate seasonal stage of the Alps Tour.
On the Agrate Conturbia (NO) track, the event will be anticipated from 28th to 30th September with the traditional Pro-Am event on Tuesday 27th September. 120 players competing, including the top ten on the money list, from 17 different nations.
Up for grabs a prize of 40,000 euros.
Alps Open, schedule
A high-level field - The precious points up for grabs for the race to one of the five 'cards' for the Challenge Tour 2022, which will be awarded to the top five in the order of merit, and only one race left to play on the Alps Tour (Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final, Modena G&CC, 6-8 October) the reasons that contributed to making the event as interesting as ever and to attracting a field from great occasions.
On the field the first ten classified in the money starting from Gregorio De Leo, the leader, who did not want to miss even if he is now sure of the jump to the upper circuit, because with three seasonal victories he dug a furrow with the other competitors.
The two French amateurs, authentic revelations of the season, Julien Sale, second without ever having won, but master of placings, and Tom Vaillant, third with two wins, more sparkling, but also more discontinuous. The other blue Stefano Mazzoli will have to defend the fourth position, who has a good fortune of over 2,500 points to manage with regard to the sixth classified, who would be the first of the excluded, at the moment the Portuguese Tomas Guimaraes Bessa.
Among them the Irish Gary Hurley, fifth, in great evidence in the latest releases. With two races available, in addition to Guimaraes Bessa, the four following him, the Dutchman Koen Kouwenaar, the Swiss Mathias Eggenberger and the other two Dutch Davey Porsius and Vince Van Veen, may have chances.
All favorites, but there will be many outsiders in search of glory who can influence the balance. For example, two seasonal winners late in the order of merit such as the French amateur Oihan Guillamoundeguy (17th), who participated in the Cazoo Open de France (45th) won by Guido Migliozzi, and the Spanish Manuel Morugan (18th), but the Dutch Lars Keunen (15th) and the Irishman Jonathan Yates (19th) should also be mentioned.
The Italians - There will be 56 Italians on the pitch, including ten amateurs. In addition to the aforementioned De Leo, who obviously points to the quatern, and Mazzoli, Andrea Saracino, Manfredi Manica, Giulio Castagnara, Michele Ortolani, Gianmaria Rean Trinchero, Davide Buchi and Luca Cianchetti have good chances.
Amateurs have a great opportunity to gain experience, but also to stand out. Among them will be Filippo Ponzano, who won in the International Championship of Italy, Tommaso Rossin, Italian Junior Match Play champion, Gianmarco Manfredi, Nicolò Agugiaro and Bruno Frontero.
The Pro-Am of the Castelconturbia Alps Open will open the event - To anticipate the show, Tuesday 27 September, will be the Pro-Am of the Castelconturbia Alps Open, which will allow many amateurs to take the field together with some professionals who will then be among the protagonists of the tournament.
The teams, made up of a pro and three amateurs, will compete on the distance of 18 holes with the formula “tour scramble and use your pro”.