The Italian Pro Tour is back in the spotlight with the Molinetto Alps Open, the second 2022 stage of the FIG national and international competition circuit, scheduled from 4 to 6 May (with Pro-Am scheduled for Tuesday 3 May) in Cernusco sul Naviglio (Milan ) and on the Molinetto Country Club course. Where 144 competitors from 16 different nations will compete for the title and a prize pool of 40,000 euros, of which 5,800 will go to the winner. Also included in the Alps Tour calendar (the third men’s European circuit), the competition will see the Azzurri among the sure protagonists.
Molinetto Alps Open, schedule
From Stefano Mazzoli, number 1 in the order of merit of the Alps Tour and winner of the Ein Bay Open in Egypt in 2022, to Gregorio De Leo, from Enrico Di Nitto to Federico Maccario. These are just some of the most anticipated Italian players of the event. Where will aim high, among others, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli (number 1 of the Alps Tour in 2019), Luca Cianchetti, Filippo Bergamaschi, Andrea Saracino and the emerging Andrea Romano, Riccardo Bregoli and Jacopo Albertoni.
Alessandro Tadini, Gregory Molteni, Andrea Maestroni – to young amateurs. With Massimiliano Campigli, Lucas Nicolas Fallotico, Luca Memeo and Flavio Michetti who will try to show off in a level field. On a circuit that represents a springboard to the main world circuits. And which, in agreement with the FIG official advisor, Infront, promotes the growth of young talents, in the name of the Ryder Cup 2023 project.
Not only Mazzoli are also on the field. On the field, on the Molinetto Country Club course, there will also be four other winners of the Alps Tour 2022: the Spanish Manuel Morugan (champion at the Miglianico Golf & Country Club of the Abruzzo Alps Open, opening race of the Italian Pro Tour 2022 ), the French Adrien Pendaries and the Swiss Mathias Eggenberger, respectively, in the first and second rounds of the Winter Series of the Alps Tour (which were staged at the Terre dei Consoli Golf Club in Monterosi and at the National Golf of Sutri). Without forgetting the Portuguese Tomas Guimaraes Bessa (his New Giza Open), second in the “money list” of the Alps Tour. Curiosity: among the most anticipated foreign competitors, in addition to the German Dominic Foos (the youngest winner in the history of the Challenge Tour, in 2015 he conquered the Gant Open at the age of 17 years and 347 days), there is also the Spaniard Javier Ballesteros, son of the unforgotten champion Severiano who in 1985, on this path and on the occasion of the 42nd edition of the Open d ‘ Italy closed the tournament (won by another Iberian, Manuel Piñero Sánchez) in fifth place. To anticipate the competition will be the Pro-Am, which will see 25 teams face each other, all made up of one pro and three amateurs.
The Molinetto Alps Open 2022 will be held over a distance of 54 holes with a cut after 36 which will leave the best 40 classified and the equal in 40 / o place in the race. The prize pool is 40,000 euros.
For the first time the Molinetto Country Club, which celebrates 40 years of history in 2022, will host an Alps Tour competition. A club that combines tradition and modernity, a few kilometers away from the center of Milan, boasts 18 holes created on approximately 50 hectares of space, among plants, trees, lakes and narrow fairways. In 1985 the Molinetto Country Club hosted the 42nd Italian Open.
The Italian Pro Tour is supported by DS Automobiles (Main Partner); Fideuram (Official Bank); Kappa (Technical Supplier), Eureco (Official Supplier); Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Il Giornale (Media Partner). Sport Without Borders Onlus (Social Partner). Official advisor: Infront.