Alps Tour moves on to France for the Inaugural Lacanau Alps Open

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The Alps Tour season continues this week as the seventh event of the season, the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open, gets underway on Thursday. The tournament will be played from May 23rd to May 25th, at UGolf Lacanau in Lacanau-Océan, France.

Ireland will have a strong representation with no less than seven players in the field, Michael Young, Paul McBride, Brandon St. John, Alex Maguire, Robert Moran, James Sugrue and Marc Boucher and the tournament will be the first time that UGolf Lacanau has hosted a professional golf tournament.

Five of this season’s six winners will also be present among the strong 144 players field competing. France’s Aymeric Laussot, winner of the 2024 Ein Bay Open, Spanish amateur Jose Antonio Sintes Navarro, winner of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open, Italy’s Edoardo R Lipparelli, winner of the 2024 New Giza Open, Italy’s Gianmaria Rean Trinchero, winner of the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open and Mattia Comotti from Italy, winner of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON.

Among the other players scheduled to compete, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, will also be participating having captured multiple wins on the Alps Tour over the years, as well as earning the 2021 Alps Tour Order of Merit title, which allowed him to gain status on the Challenge Tour.

The majority of the players who are currently in the top 10 of the Alps Tour Order of Merit rank will be in the field too, with the exception of number 3, Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto.

Alongside this season’s previous winners and the top-ranked players, there will also be France’s Augustin Holé, Italy’s Manfredi Manica, and Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez, who are all winners on the Alps Tour during the 2023 season. In all, 17 countries are represented including Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, England, Spain, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Tunisia, USA, and Venezuela.

The players will compete for an overall prize fund of €45,000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points with the winner receiving €6,525.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points and it’s a 54-hole stroke-play event with a cut after 36 holes.

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