Blue domination in Egypt where Italgolf shows off at the Alps Tour. In Suez Luca Cianchetti won, with 200 (62 68 70, -16) strokes, the Red Sea Little Venice Open. Second place (202, -14) for Jacopo Vecchi Fossa (who with this result returns to the top of the order of merit of the third men’s European circuit) and Ludovico Addabbo.
Luca Cianchetti, Alps Tour
After those of Vecchi Fossa (Abruzzo Alps Open) and Stefano Mazzoli (Antognolla Alps Open) for the Italian professionals, the third success of 2021 arrived, still on the third European circuit, increasingly formed in Italy. In the first six races for Italgolf three wins and two second places (signed by Matteo Manassero) arrived. With the Red Sea Little Venice Open which, for the second consecutive year (in 2020 Stefano Mazzoli won), smiles at an Italian player.
The European Tour’s drive for inclusivity in golf continues with the announcement of the 2021 EDGA European Tour, which will take in four new tournaments for Golfers with Disability during the UK Swing, before the top eight players qualify for the EDGA Dubai Finale to be staged at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai at Jumeirah Golf Estates in November.
In conjunction with the European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) and as part of Golf For Good – the European Tour’s overarching Corporate Social Responsibility programme – 20 golfers taken from the World Rankings for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD) as of May 16, 2021, will have the opportunity to tackle the same course set-up as the European Tour professionals, with the new 36-hole tournaments taking place over the weekends of successive events in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England.
Each player will be invited to participate in two back-to-back tournaments – those ten players with even-numbered rankings will tee it up at the EDGA Wales Open at The Celtic Manor Resort from July 24-25, and the ISPS HANDA World Disability Invitational presented by Brendan Lawlor from July 31 – August 1 hosted at Massereene (Saturday) and Galgorm Castle (Sunday).
Lawlor, the first professional golfer with a disability to play a European Tour event, has made a huge impact globally on the disabled golfers’ circuit, including winning the inaugural EDGA Scottish Open in 2019, and now the Irishman will host this year’s EDGA tournament in Northern Ireland.