Fast finishing Moran posts best finish to date on Alps Tour

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Rookie pro Robert Moran has yet to miss a cut in three Alps Tour events, and the Castle star fired a six-under 66 in the final round of the New Giza Open to climb into a tie for seventh, his best of the season so far.

After opening with a 68, he could only improve by one on day two, leaving the victory out of reach, but there were still plenty of Order of Merit points and a paycheck to fight for, and fight he did, birdieing two of the front nine to reach -7 for the week at the turn. He’d pick up two more shots on 12 and 14, before signing off with back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18, completing a bogey-free round that saw him climb nine places on the leaderboard and take home €1,230 for his troubles.

He also moves up to 17th in the Alps Tour Order of Merit, and as he continues to acclimatise to the pro ranks, will have eyes on the top five and a Challenge Tour berth for 2025.

Italy’s Edoardo Lipparelli shot a sublime closing 63 to take the spoils at 17-under on a day of low scoring where the joint runners-up, Ayermic Laussot of France and England’s Harry Goddard each shot rounds of 64 to post -16.

The completion of this tournament marks the end of the early-season Egyptian swing, and the Alps Tour competitors will now face a two-month layoff before the Tour starts back up again in Italy in early May.


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