2016 Alps Tour

The 2016 Alps Tour was the 16th season of the Alps Tour, one of four third-tier tours recognised by the European Tour. It was the first Alps Tour season in which all events received Official World Golf Ranking points, as OWGR points were introduced midway through the 2015 season.[1]

ScheduleEdit

The season consisted of 17 events in seven countries.[2]

Date Tournament Location Winner OWGR Prize fund ()
11 Feb Ein Bay Open Egypt   Franck Daux 4 30,000
17 Feb Red Sea Little Venice Open Egypt   Franck Daux 4 30,000
23 Feb Dreamland Pyramids Open Egypt   Matt Wallace 4 30,000
1 May Tunisian Golf Open Tunisia   Matt Wallace 6 70,000
8 May Gösser Open Austria   Matt Wallace 4 42,500
21 May Vigevano Open Italy   Matt Wallace 4 40,000
4 Jun Open de Saint François Region Guadeloupe Guadeloupe   Leo Lespinasse 4 43,000
17 Jun Open La Pinetina Italy   Stefano Pitoni 4 40,000
26 Jun Open de la Mirabelle d'Or France   Hubert Tisserand (a) 6 45,000
2 Jul Open Frassanelle Italy   Matt Wallace 4 40,000
9 Jul Open de Saint-Malo France   Stefano Pitoni 4 40,000
23 Jul Alps de Las Castillas Spain   Victor Perez 4 48,000
26 Aug Open Castello di Tolcinasco Italy   Thomas Elissalde 4 40,000
11 Sep Citadelle Trophy International France   Federico Maccario 6 48,000
18 Sep Alps Costa del Sol Spain   Tom Shadbolt 6 48,000
16 Oct Abruzzo Open Italy   Stefano Pitoni 6 45,000
23 Oct Alps Tour Grand Final Italy   Matt Wallace 6 65,000

GraduatesEdit

The top five players (not otherwise exempt) on the Order of Merit earned Challenge Tour cards for 2017.[3] Since the second-place finisher earned Challenge Tour status in a higher category by making the cut in the final stage of Q School, the sixth-place finisher received the fifth card.

Rank Player Country Points Status earned
1 Matt Wallace   England 49,703 Promoted to Challenge Tour
2 Enrico di Nitto   Italy 25,070 Qualified for Challenge Tour (made cut in Q School)
3 Federico Maccario   Italy 23,209 Promoted to Challenge Tour
4 Tom Shadbolt   England 22,931
5 Victor Perez   France 22,633
6 Franck Daux   France 22,608
7 Stefano Pitoni   Italy 21,805
8 Thomas Elissalde   France 18,467
9 Raphaël Marguery   France 17,232
10 Robin Goger   Austria 15,863

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OWGR Board Announce Inclusion of New Tours". OWGR. 15 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Tour Schedule & Results". Alps Tour Golf. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Order of Merit". Alps Tour Golf. Retrieved 22 October 2016.