302 SaelensBieriSenteck
Open
Sparkling Waters Golf Club,
Semprempe, Lombriga
SEMPREMPE, LOMBRIGA  Richard
ALESINI is still wet behind the ears, but that
didn't stop the enthusiastic Armatirian
from sensationally winning his first IGT
event in just his second outing on Tour!
"I was inspired by the Armatirian Winter
VexGames athletes!" Alesini admitted,
"You know, until now many of them were
unknowns too, but when you watch them light
it up in Seepaeyguey, winning medal after
medal, it sorta gives you confidence in
yourself, that you can really do it, even
though you are the new kid on the
block. So I just went out there
and let it rip!"
Alesini also benefited when Vinitor KALVIACK
used the long putter for too long a
putt.
Alesini watched Kalviack bogey Sunday's
last hole of the SaelensBieriSenteck
Open, then tapped in a par putt for his
first career IGT victory.
"It's a better feeling than I thought,"
Alesini said. "I have been in this
situation before in my amateur days.
You always think the guy is going to make
the shot."
"You're going to win some and lose some,"
Kalviack said. "This won't be the last
one."
Alesini and Kalviack arrived at the par4
18th hole of the Sparkling Waters Golf
Club, tied at 15underpar. Both players
drove the fairway, but Alesini's approach
found the back of the green while Kalviack's
landed in the secondary fringe to the
left of the cup.
Kalviack, who used the unconventional elongated
putterfor this tournament, had a
layer of rough grass between his ball
and the green. The shot seemed to call for a
pitch and run, but Kalviack used the putter
and paid for it as the grass slowed
his putt to the left of the hole, five
feet short.
"I was playing to win," said Kalviack,
who has won once before on the IGT in his
career. "I wasn't trying to get in a playoff."
Alesini left a 20foot birdie try about
18 inches short and awaited Kalviack's par
putt, which rolled past the hole. He tapped
in for bogey.
"I didn't want to run it four or five feet
past," Alesini said. "I wanted to keep
the ball around the hole."
"The grass type is so unpredictable. I
totally misread the second putt," said
Kalviack.
Alesini spent little time over his putt,
knocking it in for his first win,
collecting Z 666,000. He fired a 3underpar
68 for a 15under 269.
"I'm just so happy that I hung in there
on the back nine, made a few birdies and
gave myself a chance," Alesini said.
"To win in my second tournament is just
unbelievable... who would have thought?
But I love the feeling!" he smiled.
Mattiace joins Peter KILET as the only
two firsttime winners so far this year.
Kalviack's closing bogey was one of three
he had on the final seven holes. He
carded a finalround par 71 and finished
at 14under 270, tied with Pietrich
KLUFFEN and Amea ARETASUNA.
"Basically, I laughed at myself," Kalviack
said. "I lost the tournament  it was
mine to win. Hats off to the rookie,
he hung in there til the end, and after my
screwup deserved to win!"
Kalviack began the day with a oneshot
lead over Caledon's Thomas DE BROTHIE
(another rookie), with Alesini another
stroke back. After putting together birdies
on Nos. 10 and 11, Kalviack opened a threeshot
advantage.
But Alesini was making birdies as well,
draining three in a row before a bogey at
No. 13. Kalviack, who had bogeyed No.
12, also bogeyed the par3 16th, where his
tee shot found a bunker.
That cut Kalviack's lead to one stroke
and Alesini tied it with a birdie at the
par5 17th, twoputting from 50 feet.
Kalviack missed a sevenfooter for birdie
and settled for par.
"It's a tough pill to swallow but I played
well all week," he said. "My short game
let me down a little down the stretch."
De Brothie carded a 71 and finished at
13under 271. He came up short in his bid
to be the first player from Caledon to
win an IGT event.
Young Solanchatkan Wouter MÄRKLIN
fired a 66  the best round of the day  and
tied for ninth at 10under 274.
Westrian star Valdemar OOSTINGVERDE had to
withdraw after three holes in the last
round due to weakness caused by a stomach
flu that had kept him up all night.
Oostingverde was in the top10 at the time of
his withdrawal. He is expected to
be fine in time for the Vexillium Match Play
Championships next week.
The final results and earnings, in RealmsZaster:
Alesini (ARM)
Z 666,000 69656768269 15under
Kluffen (WES)
Z 276,266 67676868270 14under
Kalviack (KAL)
Z 276,266 69656571270
Aretasuna (UTA)
Z 276,266 69686568270
De Brothie (CAL)
Z 148,000 66676771271 13under
Seruca (KAL)
Z 123,950 68706668272 12under
Nithz (OOO)
Z 123,950 68716469272
Ouesreche (SVA)
Z 123,950 70686866272
Märlkin (SCK)
Z 96,200 72686866274 10under
Uunderfvil (KTZ)
Z 96,200 69686968274
Lavamil (KAL)
Z 96,200 71676868274
Burchard (CHR)
Z 96,200 66717067274
Beobidhenhe (EDE)
Z 74,000 73676768275 9under
Rellaux (CMR)
Z 74,000 69697166275
Lariman (REZ)
Z 61,050 69677169276 8under
Okay (WMC)
Z 61,050 71696769276
Yurhaus (MER)
Z 61,050 67687269276
Norling (ALT)
Z 61,050 69687069276
Mandrin (BOW)
Z 46,435 69716671277 7under
Bilau (NAM)
Z 46,435 69697168277
McFeeley (SPA)
Z 46,435 69697267277
Cates (DAV)
Z 46,435 69686773277
Disbach (ARO)
Z 32,005 70707068278 6under
d'Estaing (AET)
Z 32,005 71687069278
Gortsidler (ALT)
Z 32,005 69726968278
Lyons (UNT)
Z 32,005 66706973278
N'Banj (UTA)
Z 32,005 71697068278
Elf (DEU)
Z 32,005 69706871278
Tay (WMC)
Z 24,050 67697370279 5under
Indurain (DEU)
Z 24,050 69716871279
Kilet (BOW)
Z 24,050 72666873279
Protheroe (FRW)
Z 24,050 69696972279
Kresnick (SCK)
Z 24,050 65697372279
VanElvis (WES)
Z 19,980 71687368280 4under
de Druuidt (WES)
Z 19,980 70696972280
Von Chicken (WES)
Z 19,980 71707168280
Larocquette (DAV)
Z 13,729 73667369281 3under
Shigetsuki (WMC)
Z 13,729 71716970281
Rannatosu (UTA)
Z 13,729 71716772281
Kepparketl (ALT)
Z 13,729 70697270281
DuBraal (KTZ)
Z 13,729 70716971281
Gelfinger (LCP)
Z 13,729 68726972281
Kilandra (BOW)
Z 13,729 70697270281
Thrusa, III. (ANS)
Z 13,729 69726971281
Shonaugh (SOM)
Z 13,729 70717169281
VenVechtenrouth (WES)
Z 13,729 69717269281
Hovanec (ANS)
Z 13,729 70697369281
Kruddorf (SCK)
Z 13,729 68717171281
Saemundur (VMK)
Z 13,729 69726674281
Rosebridge (SOM)
Z 8,924 69697074282 2under
Pescitel (ALT)
Z 8,924 72687171282
Leuwenzaan (LOM)
Z 8,924 68727072282
Deball (STK)
Z 8,924 71717169282
M. Rothies, Jr. (WES)
Z 8,924 70726773282
Galinheira (ORD)
Z 8,251 66737272283 1under
de Dronk (ALT)
Z 8,251 69737269283
Gaessler (CMR)
Z 8,251 71717071283
Brescha (MOA)
Z 8,251 73677073283
Pickering (ARM)
Z 8,251 71697073283
Phetphongsy (ANS)
Z 8,251 75676972283
Kekrade (GUW)
Z 8,251 71706973283
Lubjana (DRA)
Z 8,251 73697269283
Olio (MOA)
Z 7,844 70727171284 even
Blavik (VMK)
Z 7,844 71707370284
Kronberg (CAB)
Z 7,844 71697371284
Sinclair (FRW)
Z 7,659 71697174285 1over
Bartrim (FRW)
Z 7,659 71717271285
Vinterbana (VMK)
Z 7,511 69717274286 2over
Parsley (DAV)
Z 7,511 74677273286
de la Court (AET)
Z 7,289 69737075287 3over
Chassea (MER)
Z 7,289 70717373287
di Cravengianhe (DEY)
Z 7,289 67727276287
Antanavo (LEN)
Z 7,289 72707471287
Aloysius (CMR)
Z 6,956 69707178288 4over
DeJargen (BOW)
Z 6,956 71717373288
Lumle (LEX)
Z 6,956 71687673288
Almeida (PCL)
Z 6,956 71707671288
Fagundes (EST)
Z 6,956 73687275288
Anchinaheto (EDE)
Z 6,734 71687576290 6over
Chyr (ALB)
Z 6,660 72707378293 9over
Oostingverde (WES)
Z 0 676970WD
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