Swiss PGA Players on Tour

André Bossert secures tour card 2019

In 2018, André Bossert - for the first time - did not rank in the top 20 of the Staysure Tour annual ranking. Due to the small starting field of the seniors tour, Bossy was threatened to be pushed back into a spectator role. "Bossy" therefore opted for the detour via the Q-School, where there were five full tour cards to win. In Portugal, Bossert got off to a good start in the final stage, a par-round at the start and then a bogey-free 5-under-par round on the second day. This brought the Swiss in a good leaderboard position. However, four over on the third day tied back "Bossy" quite a bit. In the final round after 16 holes, the Swiss PGA playing professional was one over knowing that only two birdies on the last two holes would bring him back to the top five. Two birdies, which Bossy delivered promptly! Rank 4 in the final leaderboard - the tour card save! Congratulations!

Bossert Swiss Senior Open

André Bossert

Three victories for Raphael de Sousa in Portugal

What a start to the 2019 season by Raphael de Sousa! He was able to win both the Alamos Classic and the Morgado Classic II at the beginning of February on the Portugal Pro Golf Tour. Both victories secured the Romand in a play-off. In the Penina Classic IV in the middle of the month, Raph ranked fourth. The already very successful February crowned de Sousa last Saturday with his third Portugal Pro Golf Tour victory. For once, he did't have to go through a play-off. He won with a four strokes of advantage. What made the victory even sweeter: Second place at the Penina Classic V went to a compatriot - Marco Iten finished the tournament as a runner-up. Congratulations to the successful Swiss PGA players!


Raphael de Sousa

Pro Golf Tour: Benjamin Rusch on the podium

On the Pro Golf Tour in North Africa, Benjamin Rusch led the field at the Red Sea Ain Sokhna Classic after two laps. A 69 on the final day made him fall back to third place. Perry Cohen finished sixth in this tournament. Rusch had already finished fourth in the Red Sea Egyptian Classic. At the recent event of the Pro Golf Tour, the Open Palmeraie in Marrakech, Luca Galliano ranked as the best Swiss in 16th place.


Benjamin Rusch

Alps Tour: Ameil-Planchin and Eggenberger in the cut

The Alps Tour also started the season in North Africa in February. At the Ein Bay Open in Suez (Egypt), two Swiss PGA representatives made the cut and ranked in the prize money. Arthur Ameil-Planchin advanced to seventh place with a 3-under-par final round, Mathias Eggenberger fell back to 12th after a staggering 65 on Day 2 - including two Eagles - on a par round on Day 3.

Melanie Mätzler not in the prize money

Eastern Switzerland's Melanie Mätzler prepares on the Australian LPG Tour for the European season. Last week, at the Pacific Bay Resort Australia Ladies Classic at the Bonville Golf Club, she missed the cut just by a single stroke. In mid-February, she had already qualified for the Ballarat Icons ALPG ProAm, which she eventually finished 54th outside the prize money.