Alps Tour Grand Final: the playoff says Hole

The Frenchman Augustin Hole won the Alps Tour Grand Final presented by Auralis Limitless Lighting with 206 (63 68 75, -10) strokes, played at the Asolo Golf Club (Red&Green course, par 72)

by Andrea Gussoni
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Alps Tour Grand Final: the playoff says Hole
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The Frenchman Augustin Hole won the Alps Tour Grand Final presented by Auralis Limitless Lighting with 206 (63 68 75, -10) strokes, played at the Asolo Golf Club (Red&Green course, par 72) where he passed on the first playoff hole the Spaniard Quim Vidal (206 – 66 74 66) with whom he had finished the race on par and who, in any case, with this placing obtained one of the five 'cards' for the Challenge Tour 2024 (category 12) assigned to the top five finishers in order of merit.

Alps Tour Grand Final, results

Excellent performance by Elia Dallanegra, third with 207 (70 69 68, -9), who did not enter the play-off due to a stroke, joined in the ranking by the Irishman Paul McBride, who instead slipped away with a bogey on the last green, and by the transalpine Benjamin Kedochim.

Among the top ten also Andrea Saracino, eighth with 210 (-6), in 14th place with 211 (-5) Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli and Enrico Di Nitto, in 20th with 213 (-3) Jacopo Albertoni, in 25th with 214 (-2) Mattia Comotti and in 29th place with 216 (par) Luca Cianchetti.

In a very hard-fought final, Vidal with a 66 (-6, six birdies) recovered from eighth position and recovered nine strokes from Hole, leader since the start of the tournament and who immediately found himself in difficulty so much so that he ended with a heavy 75 (+3, three birdies, six bogeys).

He then found the composure necessary to prevail in the play-off and obtain his first title on the circuit in a season in which he had previously finished in the top ten three times. He received a check for 10,000 euros out of a prize pool of 50,000, but too far behind in the money list the 9,500 points earned were not enough for him to change tour (21st).

Together with Vidal, second with 23,644 points, the Irish Ronan Mullarney (p. 25,713), first in the order of merit, received the 'card', then the Dutch Kiet Van der Weele (p. 22,803), who however was already on the Challenge Tour for having won three tournaments in the year, the French Oihan Guillamoundeguy (p.

19.805) and the English Jack Floydd (p. 19.593). The best among the Italians were Manfredi Manica (10th), Gianmaria Rean Trinchero (11th) and Luca Cianchetti (12th), all three scoring this season, Enrico Di Nitto (13th) and Andrea Romano (15th ).

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