The Final Phase of the Alps Tour Qualifying School is held at the National Golf courses in Sutri (VT) and the Olgiata Golf Club in Rome. From November 9 to 11, the 156 admitted players, 92 by law and 64 promoted to Stage 1, from 20 countries such as Venezuela, Ukraine, the United States and Montenegro, will compete for the “cards” of the 2023 circuit.
The final stage of the Alps Tour qualifying school, results
There are 29 Italians on the field, the second largest group after the French (49 participants), while the Spanish are third (19). Professionals Luca Pettinau, Massimiliano Repele, Mattia Bergamaschi, Adalberto Montini and Andrea Martini and amateurs Alfredo Migliorini, Niccolò Agugiaro, Gianmarco Manfredi, Diego Buttironi, Lorenzo Casartelli and Elia Dallanegra passed Phase 1 and Ludovico Addabbo was admitted by law.
Jacopo Albertoni, Marco Archetti, Filippo Bergamaschi, Federico Buganè, Giulio Castagnara, Lorenzo Castelli, Michele Cea, Mattia Comotti, Andrea Ferraris, Edoardo Giletta, Federico Livio, Giovanni Manzoni, Takayuki Matsui, Flavio Michetti, Gianluca Proietti, Leonardo Rigotti and Alessandro Stucchi .
The tournament takes place over a distance of 54 holes. In the first two rounds the competitors will alternate on the two tracks, then the top 65 ranked and equal merits in 65th place will access the last round at the Golf Nazionale.
In the end, the first 35 and those tied for 35th position will receive ‘cards’ from category 6, the others from category 8 with a lower chance of playing. For those who are left out of the cut, a category 9 ‘card’ that will allow them to participate in some event.
The Alps Tour is a series of third-tier tournaments for professional golfers, supported and recognized by the national golf federations of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Morocco. It is part of the Satellite Tour, which includes the Alps Tour, the Pro Golf Tour, the Nordic League and the PGA Europro Tour.
The tournament series formerly known as “Third Level Tours” merged in April 2006 to form the Satellite Tour. In the 2007 season, the Alps Tour events will be held in the countries of the five federations. As of 2007 there are around 22 tournaments with prize money of around €1 million.
A large part of the field of players comes from participating countries. The top 5 of the tour rankings have limited entitlement to play in the Challenge Tour and also spots for the second phase (Stage 2) of the 3-phase Qualifying School, with a certain quota being reserved for a few other players who are ranked immediately behind them for Stage 2 .
As this number may vary, accurate information is deliberately omitted here and reference is made to the official Alps Tour website.