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De Leo crowned Alps Tour Number One in style

De Leo crowned Alps Tour Number One in style

Gregorio De Leo secured three victories on the Alps Tour in 2022 on his way to winning the Order of Merit and earning graduation to the European Challenge Tour.

Gregorio De Leo

The Italian triumphed at the Memorial Giorgio Bordoni in May, before back-to-back victories at the Alps de Las Castillas and Roma Alps Open followed in July. The 22-year-old finished sixth at the Emilia Romagna Grand Final, the Alps Tour season finale, to cement his position at the top of the Rankings.

De Leo will be joined on the Challenge Tour in 2023 by fellow Alps Tour graduates Julien Sale and Tom Vaillant of France, Italian Stefano Mazzoli and Dutchman Vince Van Veen.

Sale impressed with four runner up finishes on his way to finishing second on the Order of Merit, while Vaillant won back-to-back events in June to finish third on the Rankings. Mazzoli triumphed at the season opening Ein Bay Open before finishing second at the Emilia Romagna Grand Final to claim the fourth Challenge Tour card.

Irishman Gary Hurley would have graduated in fifth place, however he was able to secure DP World Tour playing privileges after a brilliant performance at DP World Tour Qualifying School in November where he finished 15th.

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