Players Corner - November

Ladies European Tour: Top 10 finish for Morgane Métraux

The Ladies European Tour (LET) visited the Arabian Peninsula in November. It started in the first week of November in the Emirates: The Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic was played on the Faldo Course of the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. Kim Métraux secured 14th place at the floodlit premiere. One week later, the Saudi Ladies International, which is endowed with one million US dollars, was on the agenda in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Kim Métraux confirmed her good form with a 16th place finish, but her sister Morgane Métraux did even better. With final rounds of 68 and 67 strokes, the Lausanne native moved up to tenth place and collected over 18,000 dollars in prize money. The two sisters were less fortunate a few days later when they battled it out on the same course at the Saudi Ladies Team International; Morgane Métraux finished 47th in the individual standings, Kim 81st.

For the season finale, the LET traveled to Marbella at the end of November. The Métraux sisters also represented Switzerland well at the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de España: Both made the cut, Kim ranked 22nd, Morgane 51st. In the annual ranking, the two Lausanne girls also excelled thanks to the final spurt of the season: Kim Métraux ranks 21st in the Order of Merit, her younger sister Morgane Métraux 45th.

Morgane Metraux

Morgane Métraux

Challenge Tour: Raphaël de Sousa twice in the prize money

Three tournaments were also scheduled on the Challenge Tour in November. It started in the first week of November in Cadiz with the Andalucia Challenge de España. Two Swiss players were at the start and both Raphaël de Sousa (as 36th) and Benjamin Rusch (as 58th) ranked in the prize money. One week later, the Andalucia Challenge de Cadiz was played at the same club; the only Swiss at the start, Raphaël de Sousa from Geneva, again made it into the prize money as 40th. The Challenge Tour Grand Final in Mallorca, however, took place without Swiss participation.

De Sousa

Raphael de Sousa

Alps Tour: Four Swiss win 2021 Tour Card

Unlike the European Tour, the Alps Tour was able to hold a Qualifying School in November and award additional playing rights for the 2021 season. In the Final Stage, which was played from November 17 to 19 at the Golf Nazionale in Rome, four Swiss players secured their tour card for 2021. Leo Andeer ranked 21st and thus secured a "Category 6" starting right. Sasha Wortelboer (41st), Adrien Michellod (46th) and Philippe Weppernig (63rd) will start next season with a "Category 8".

The season finale of the Alps Tour had already taken place at the end of October. We want to add the results of the two Swiss in this tournament: Both Arthur Ameil-Planchin (23rd) and Philippe Weppernig (29th) ranked in the prize money.