5th May 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Lando-Casanova surged one clear
France’s Jérôme Lando-Casanova took the lead of Alps de Las Castillas thanks to 69, 3 under par card for -8 total heading to last round. Overnight leader Dutch Lars Van Meijel had a poor back nine, 1st to 9th hole in 40 to slide from pole position to 6th tie as he eventually shot 74.
The course defended itself better than during first round on Cabanillas Golf in Guadalajara as rain and some wind showed up during the day. Lando Casanova used his experience of Alps Tour and Challenge Tour winner as well as former European Tour player to tame the course and take narrow advantage of one stroke over Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.
A group of 3 Spaniards is tie for 3rd place with -6 total : Jesus Legarrea, David Borda and amateur Adria Arnaus. The top of the leaderboard is quite congested with 16 players in 4 shots. The weather forecast is pretty nice for final round and players should go for the pins as the greens are a bit more receptive thanks to drops of rain. The cut eventually felt at level par.