Alps Tour 2024: the Lacanau Open in France

The Alps Tour shifts its focus from Austria to France for a tournament making its debut on the calendar - the Lacanau Alps Open

by Andrea Gussoni
Alps Tour 2024: the Lacanau Open in France
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The Alps Tour shifts its focus from Austria to France for a tournament making its debut on the calendar - the Lacanau Alps Open. Set to take place from May 23rd to 25th at the UGolf Lacanau course in Lacanau-Océan, the event will feature 144 competitors representing 19 nations, including 25 Italians, while the largest contingent will be the host nation with 60 participants.

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The spotlight falls on three Italian winners of the season and top performers in the money list: Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli (No. 1, New Giza Open), Gianmaria Rean Trinchero (No. 5, Tunisian Golf Open), and Mattia Comotti (No.

6, Memorial Giorgio Bordoni by AON). Joining them is Frenchman Aymeric Laussot (No. 2), who claimed victory in the Ein Bay Open. Also in contention are five others in the top ten of the order of merit: Enrico Di Nitto (No. 3) and the Frenchman Benjamin Kedochim (No.

4), both in excellent form, Spaniard Eduard Rosaud (No. 8), Swiss player Luca Galliano (No. 9), and Frenchman Nicolas Muller (No. 10), all capable of emerging victorious. Keep an eye on Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, Manfredi Manica, Flavio Michetti, Andrea Romano, Cristiano Terragni, and amateur Marco Florioli, who finished fourth in the previous Gosser Open, among the many Italians poised to perform well.

Also in the field are Spaniards Mario Galiano Aguilar and Asier Aguirre Izcue, Frenchmen Alexandre Daydou, Paul Elissalde, and Paul Margolis, Irishman Robert Moran, and Dutchman Vince Van Veen. The prize fund amounts to €45,000, with €6,252 allocated for the winner.

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