Alps Tour, Brandon Kewalramani dominates

American golfer Brandon Kewalramani dominated at the Alps de Roquetas de Mar, clinching his first title on the Alps Tour with a total of 200 (66 65 69, -10) strokes

by Andrea Gussoni
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Alps Tour, Brandon Kewalramani dominates
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American golfer Brandon Kewalramani dominated at the Alps de Roquetas de Mar, clinching his first title on the Alps Tour with a total of 200 (66 65 69, -10) strokes. Competing at the Playa Serena Golf Course (par 70) in Roquetas de Mar, a fishing town along the Almeria Coast in Spain, he finished three strokes ahead of Frenchman Benjamin Kedochim, who secured second place with 203 (-7), and six strokes ahead of Englishman Arron Edwards-Hill, Dutchman Vince Van Veen, and Spaniard Marco Pastor, who tied for third place with 206 (-4).

Brandon Kewalramani, results

Among the top ten finishers were Manfredi Manica, who finished sixth with 207 (69 69 69, -3), and Mattia Comotti, who finished tenth with 208 (66 68 74, -2). Manica climbed from 17th place, while Comotti, who was in second place, experienced a decline towards the end.

Other Italians who earned prize money included Andrea Romano, 15th with 209 (-1), Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, 25th with 211 (+1), Enrico Di Nitto, 33rd with 213 (+3), Edoardo Giletta, 36th with 214 (+4), Adalberto Montini, 37th with 215 (+5), and Davide Buchi, 41st with 216 (+6).

Brandon Kewalramani, 25 years old, was part of the golf team at Boston College Athletics and in 2023 won Stage 1 of the DP World Tour Qualifying School, although he did not advance in Stage 2. He began the final round with a three-shot lead, which he maintained with a score of 69 (-1).

Despite a challenging start with two bogeys in the first five holes, he quickly recovered with two birdies, maintaining par until the 15th hole where he scored his third and final birdie of the day. He received a prize of 5,800 euros out of a total purse of 40,000 euros.

The Alps Tour will resume, after a two-week break, with the Open de la Mirabelle d’Or (June 14-16) at the Golf de La Grange aux Ormes in Marly, near Metz, France. The rules of golf can seem relatively complex compared to other sports because they are applied outdoors, close to nature and animals.

Respect for the rules is a fundamental element in the game of golf, which is based almost always on the self-control and free conscience of the players. This often leads to distorted results, consciously at times, but often unconsciously or due to carelessness, due to many players' failure to observe the rules of the game.

In addition to the rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct, known as etiquette, which generally means playing the game with due respect for the golf course and other players. Etiquette is an indispensable component of this sport.

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