On Monday 12th May, Tom travelled from Austria to Vicenza, Italy to compete in The Colli Berici Open. The course was extremely elevated once again with the course presenting even more quirks than the previous two tournaments.
Over the course of the tournament, the weather conditions ranged from a gentle breeze to 20-30 mph gusts on one of the tightest courses Tom has played in recent years.
Tom got off to a steady start but after a couple of late bogeys in the 1st Round, it lead to him shooting a 75 (+4) giving him some work to do on Day 2 in order to make the cut. In very tough conditions for the 2nd round, he battled through the wind to stand on the 18th tee needing to birdie the last to progress onto the final day. He called upon his experience rolling in a severe left to right breaking 15ft putt to shoot 70 (-1) and gain a foothold on the 2014 Alps Tour Order of Merit.
The 3rd and final round also demanded Tom use his experience once again and fight back from 3 quick bogeys in the first 3 holes. He did so, clawing it back to a respectable 70 (-1) finishing on a total of 215 (+2) and T24th for the tournament.
Tom now has 2 weeks off to make some adjustments to his mental game/mindset in order to be better equipped moving forward for the rest of the season. It has taken some time for Tom to understand the differences between the professional ranks versus his amateur days but is excited for the coming weeks to apply the lessons learned.
He will be in action again on the 5th June in Asiago, Italy.