09/07/2017 Alps Tour 2017: St Malo Golf Open, St Malo Golf Resort, Domaine de Saint-Yvieux, Le Tronchet, France. 6-9 July 2017. Thomas Boulanger of France with his trophy. Credit: Tristan Jones
10th July 2017 | Alps Tour Golf

Amateur Boulanger bakes Roussel during play-off

French amateur Thomas Boulanger defeated his fellow countryman Robin Roussel after first extra hole at Saint Malo Golf Open.

The 17 year old player from Cannes holed a 5 meter putt to grab maiden win and engrave his name on the trophy. He signed for 68 final round, -18 and Roussel recorded a card of -2. The latter admitted his putting was less efficient today and the he missed a couple 2 meter putts to hope better results.

Boulanger was the leader after round one and explained it was a dream as he only hoped to make the cut. Way more than the cut, the talented young gun kept the pace and with no fear challenged the pros on their soil.

It has been the second amateur who won this season on the Alps Tour after Spain’s Adria Arnaus.

With this second place, Robin Roussel enters Alps Tour top 5 at 4th place. Ugo Coussaud remains leader ahead of Adria Arnaus and Lars Van Meijel. Jean Baptiste Gonnet, former European Tour is currently at 5th place.

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