Swiss PGA Tour Kandern
This Monday and Tuesday I played my second Swiss PGA Tour event of the year. The course in Markgräflerland was in great shape and I was able to play my practice round ahead of time on Friday. Kandern is a fairly short course with tough, slopey greens however. I started the first round well on Monday with a birdie on the first hole but wasn't able to create enough birdie chances throughout the day. This led to a result of 71 and one under Par. After day one I was tied for fifth. My game was solid again on the second day and I made the turn at one under Par. With three birdies and no dropped shots on the back nine I was able to turn in a result of 68 which put my into second place. A great result and definitely something to build on!
Next week I will play a Swiss Golf Series tournament on Monday before flying to Rome for the next event of the Alps Tour.
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The Omnium Suisse is the Swiss National Championship for Professionals. This year the tournament was hosted at Golf Club Breintloo near Zurich. My game was really good heading into the tournament and I was full of confidence. The first round didn't go to plan and I had to be satisfied with an opening 75. On day two my game improved and even though I didn't make a lot of putts I finished with a 73 which was enough to make the cut. The third day was a 36-hole and my game was really improving. With a 71 in the morning I was able to move up some spots on the leaderboard. Keeping up the good ball striking in the afternoon and finally performing on the greens I was able to schoot my lowest score of the season with a five-under 67. This was enough for a third place finish and some price money!
Memorial Oliver Barras
The day after the Omnium I was already on my way to Crans-Montana for the 55th Memorial Olivier Barras. The winner of this event qualifies for the Omega European Masters (European Tour Event in September). Therefore, the field was very strong as usual with players from the European Challenge Tour, Alps Tour, etc. entering the event. On day one, my game wasn't very good but thanks to solid short game and putting I was able to turn in a good result of 72. The second day my game was much better and with a round of 70 I was able to make the cut of the top 30 Professionals. Sadly my putts did not want to drop on the final day and I shot a round of 73 which put me into T18.
Saint-Malo Mixed Open
I didn't think I would get a chance to play this event as it was a co-sanctioned tournament from the Alps Tour and the Ladies European Tour. Only 60 players of the Alps Tour were allowed to enter the event. After getting a phone call on Tuesday afternoon confirming that I was in the tournament, I packed up my things and took on the ten hour drive to Northern France through the night. A quick practice round on Wednesday afternoon showed that the course fit my game pretty well but my driving wasn't as good as usual. On day one I played solid golf and shot an even Par 72 which put me one shot behind the cut of the top 40 players. I started the second day well but couln't get the birdies to drop. On the back nine two bad drives cost me a couple of bogeys and put me outside the cut with a final result of 75.
It was a couple of full weeks with a lot of tournament golf so I am looking forward on a week of practice befroe heading to the next event in Germany. I'm looking positive into the future, knowing that I am on the right track and seeing the improvements in my game.
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In this section I post updates about my practice, tournaments, travelling and other thoughts. I hope to be able to bring you my journey a little closer and give you some insights into my life.