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The Southern European Qualifier for the Canon European Under 21 Golf Championships was staged over 54 holes at Golf de Servanes in the heart of Provence, Southern France, from 18th to 20th August.

The boys competition was won by Christophe Brazilier, a +1 handicapper from Quetigny Golf Club, who shot a one over par of 217 in windy conditions on the final day. Arnaud Gabellon who shot an impressive three under 69, the lowest round of the tournament, on the second day, took second play with 220. Third place was won by plus 2 handicapper, Francois Delamontagne, after a three hole play-off between four players all tied at 225 after three rounds.

In the girls section, 14 year old Laure Sibille added a 72 to her two opening 73's to take the girls title by an impressive ten shots with a 218 total. Second, was last year's finalist, Alice Spani Molella, who shot three consecutive rounds of 76 to finish at 228.

The Top 3 boys and Top 2 girls all qualify for the European Final which will be played at The Almenera Hotel-Golf, Sotogrande in Southern Spain on 2nd and 3rd October. They join the qualifiers from the English, Scottish, Irish and Central European Qualifying events, with the Northern European qualifier remaining to be played in September at Stromstad Golf Club in Sweden.

The winner of the European Final boys section will gain a sponsors invite to play in the 2000 Canon European Masters.


Boys Section Gross Score
1. Christophe Brazilier
2. Arnaud Gabellon
(Nimes Campagnes)
3. Francois Delamontagne
(Rennes St)
225 after 3 hole play off
Girls Section
1. Laure Sibille
(Nimes Vacquerole)
2. Alice Spani Molella