Alps Tour, Lars Van der Vight won final stage

Alps Tour, Lars Van der Vight won final stage

Dutch amateur Lars Van der Vight won the final stage of the Qualifying Schools of the Alps Tour 2022, with a score of 11 under PAR. The last lap of the Final Stage saw, after yesterday’s cut, 65 players (42 professionals and 23 amateurs), who competed in the National Golf (PAR 72) to earn the card in the 2023 season of the Alps Tour.

Starting in 3rd position, the Dutch amateur Van der Vight managed to make a final round in 67 strokes (-5), taking the top of the standings, 2 strokes ahead of the runner-up. After the win, Lars commented: “I tried to keep my routine and see how far I could go.

I started very well. I was at – 4 after 6 holes, and from there I played very well until the end”. When asked if he was planning to go pro for next season, Lars explained that he “will remain amateur for at least a few more years and then decide what is best to do”

In second place we find the Irish Robin Dawson, at the top of the standings in the first two rounds, who closes the Final Stage with a total score of 9 under PAR. In third place, with a score of -7, is the Scotsman Stuart Easton, who makes a final round of 3 under PAR, with 4 birdies and 1 bogey.

4th place for the first blue in the standings: the amateur Giovanni Manzoni, who after a 72 and a 68 scored in the first two days, ends the final lap at -1 (71 strokes) and, with a total -6, is at equal merit with the French amateur Theo Boulet and with the Swiss Luca Galliano.

Two other Azzurri close the top 10: Ludovico Addabbo and Adalberto Montini, both at -4. At the end of the tournament 36 players received registration for Category 6, which is a complete playing card for the 2023 season of the Alps Tour.

The remaining 29 players who passed the round received the Category 8 card for the next season. . The Final Stage of the Qualifying Schools concludes the 2022 season of the Alps Tour. Now players will enjoy a winter break, probably until February 2023.

From 9 to 11 November, 156 players will try to win the Alps Tour card for the 2023 season. The field sees champions from 20 different nations, who will compete in the Final Stage on 54 holes. 92 are “exempt” players, members of the Alps Tour and classified in the Order of Merit, who were not admitted to the Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final, who participated in the World Amateur Team Championship or in the European Championships for men’s teams in 2022.

The other 64 champions on the field qualified through Stage 1 last week. The final event of the Q-Schools will be played in Rome. For the first two rounds, the players will alternate between the National Golf and the Olgiata Golf Club, while the final 18 holes, reserved for the best 65 players classified with the most equal merit, will be those of the National Golf.

At the end of the 54 holes, the first 35 champions and the equal merits will receive the card, with Category 6, for the 2023 season of the Alps Tour. The other players who have passed the cut and are classified between the 36th and the 65th position , will join Category 8 for next season.

The Italians on the field are a total of 29, including players already present on the Tour and “new entries” of the First Stage last week.

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