Alps Open National Golf, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa triumphs in Sutri
Jacopo Vecchi Fossa won the National Alps Open Golf, the penultimate round of the Italian Pro Tour 2021, in Sutri (Viterbo), the Coverciano of the green. The blue won with a score of 207 (71 69 67, -9) strokes thanks to a comeback in the last lap that allowed him to recover four strokes on the Swiss Mathias Eggenderger, second with 208 (-8). Third place for another Italian: the veteran Alessandro Tadini (210, -6). The best amateur was the French Julien Sale, fourth with 212 (-14) together with the Irish David Carey. In evidence among the blues also Stefano Pitoni, sixth with 213 (-3). Filippo Celli also did well, the best among the Italian amateurs thanks to a score of 214 (-2) and seventh in the standings together with the transalpine Paul Elissalde and the Spanish Gonzalo Vicente Elena.
With this victory, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa confirms himself as champion of the tournament repeating the success of 2020 and, moreover, conquers the first place in the order of merit of the Alps Tour (the last Italian to succeed was Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli in 2019) also winning the “card” to play on the Challenge Tour in 2022. The victory at the National Alps Open Golf allows the Emilian to cash a check for 5,800 euros on a total prize pool of 40,000 and to secure the first place in the “money list” of the third circuit European.
Vecchi Fossa, sixth career success as a pro
In 2018, in the first race held after an open heart surgery, Vecchi Fossa won the National Open Championship for the first time. So, in 2019, he took the PGAI Championship. While in 2020 he won in the Italy Alps Open, the last race of the Alps Tour and the Italian Pro Tour. On 11 April he achieved his second feat at the National Open Championship, overtaking Matteo Manassero in a sprint. Vecchi Fossa dropped the super poker of successes celebrating his second title on the Alps Tour with the Abruzzo Alps Open and, now, he has given up the whim of repeating himself in back-to-back at the Golf Nazionale Open.
Next stop in Puglia
The next stage of the Italian Pro Tour will be in Puglia for the Legends Tour, the circuit of golf over 50. It is the Italian Senior Open Hosted by Sergio Melpignano, scheduled for November (from 3 to 5, with the Pro -Am Saturday 6) at San Domenico Golf in Savelletri di Fasano (Brindisi).