61: matching the course record in Bad Ragaz
At the Swiss Seniors Open in July 2015 André manages to create a stellar round on Day 3 with 2 eagles and 5 birdies – matching the course record of 61 (-9).
That’s when golf is real fun – even more if played in front of home crowds!
A successful start to the Senior Career in 2014
The first season in 2014 as a Senior unfolded very well: with 6 top 11 finishes André finished the Season as 11th best player on the European Senior Tour, as Runner up in his Rookie Year.
For more on André’s Senior Tour results: European Tour.
Victory at the MAN-Nö Open on the Challenge Tour
Sensational victory of André in Ramsau on the golfcourse of Adamstal at the Challenge Tour event “MAN-Niederösterreich Open”!
André was in the lead all 4 days thanks to solidly played rounds of 65, 65, 69 and 66, but in the end he needed to edge out fellow European Tour member and Austrias golfing hero Markus Brier in a play-off despite his total score of 265 (-23).
A fantastic Win André – well done!
Find an excellent coverage (in german) of the win in Austria here.
Victory at the Ponte Vecchio International Approach Championship
A very special event, being held in Florenz, Italy, in December of each year: the mats to hit from are set up on the history ladden bridge Ponte Vecchio and 3 floating greens get fixed in a distance of 40, 60 and 80 meters on the river Arno.
At the end of the 3 days in december 2007 André had shown the most precision and walked away as the winner of this exceptional event.
Coplayers like European Tour Number 1 Robert Karlsson, colleague Markus Brier and Golf-Legend Bernhard Langer all were left behind and ended up congratulating André.
Look into the report of the win here.
British Open 2005 in St. Andrews
The participation in a Golf Major is the greatest experience for every Golf touring professional. André is the only Swiss who had this pleasure twice: 1994 in Turnberry and 2005 in St. Andrews.
Qualifying to the Brititish Open in St. Andrews – the “Home of Golf” – from July 14 until 17 2005 was the greatest exprience ever! To be standing on the driving range next to Vijay, Ernie and Sergio and to be on the same double green as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus was a unique sensation. Not to be part of the action on the weekend was a great disappointment but it makes André want to play in a Golf Major soon ever more!
Read an interview on this exprience (in german) here.
Victory at the Air France Cannes Open on the European Tour
Until today André’s greatest success on the European Tour! The victory came unexpected even though it was written in the stars. After André had turned pro in 1989 and made it on to the European Tour in 1992, this victory was a confirmation of André’s talent and professionalism. The fact that André is part of the Winners on Tour makes him proud.
Lowest round of 62: Bonmont Golfclub
It was a perfect round: no bogey, no 5 and a 29 (-6) on the second nine holes on that Monday October 4 2010 at Bonmont Golfclub in Switzerland on occasion of the Swiss PGA Tour Event.