Mullarney remains second on the Alps Order of Merit after successful Canaries trip

Ralph Casey

Ronan Mullarney (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Ronan Mullarney finished fifth in the Canaries’ Fed Olsen after leading after Round One to retain second spot in the overall Alps Tour tour rankings.

Ireland’s top player on the development tour will have to take solace from the fact that he is now odds-on to win a coveted Challenge Tour card next season after his performance in the Canary Islands’ Fred Olsen Alps De La Gomera tournament.

There are now only three tournaments left on the Alps schedule and the ex-Irish international is now in prime position to advance his career to the next level next year.


Mullarney, 26, from Galway, shot a blistering nine under 62 on the opening day at Tecina Golf to take a two stroke lead into Round Two of the three day tourney.

However, he stumbled slightly on Friday, shooting a one over 72, before recovering again on Saturday with a brilliant 67, leaving him in joint fifth place on 12 under at the finish, seven behind Gianmaria Rean Trinchero. 

The Italian won his 1st professional event, becoming another 2023 Alps Tour 1st time winner at the 2023 Fred Olsen Alps De La Gomera. 

He shot a fabulous 9 under-par final round to win by 4 strokes over Tenerife’s Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela, with Dutch-duo Davey Porsius and Bob Geurts in joint third.

Speaking after his maiden victory, Rean Trinchero said: “I began really well today. I played really well the front nine then I saw that I had a few shot margins between me and the player in 2nd place so I then tried to play less aggressively that’s why I made only 2 birdies on the back nine. I played extremely well and it makes it even more special and I’m very happy.” 

He added: “this win means a lot to me. I feel like I’ve been playing well and was 16th in the order of merit and needed to capture a win to try and be in the top 5 spots so it means a lot in this particular moment of the season. More importantly I’ve regained a good level of confidence in my game so I’m very happy about that also. I want to thank my parents, my coaches Giovanni Dassù and my putting coach Camilla Mazzola.

“My season goals won’t change. I need another good finish in one of the next two events to be sure I can stay in the top 5 so another win would obviously be great but I’d be happy with a few good top 5 finishes.”

Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela from Spain whos hometown is Tenerife was tied for the lead after two rounds, had a final round of 4 under-par for a three-day total of 15 under-par. 

Rean Trinchero, 28 years old representing Golf Club Monticello, came from behind to vanquish his 1st professional win at the 2023 Fred.Olsen Alps De La Gomera. He shot an impressive 9 under-par, 62 in today’s final round to conclude with a three-day total of 19 under-par. He had a great start to his final round with 6 birdies in his first 7 holes of the day. Rean Trinchero has captured good results so far this season including a 2nd place finish at the 2023 Gösser Open but was looking to breakthrough and conquer his 1st professional victory. He’s been playing professional golf since 2020 and prior to his win, he was 16th in this season’s Alps Tour Order of Merit rank. 


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