20/10/2017 Alps Tour, 2017 Grand Final, Golf Ilse Borromees, Brovello Carpugnino. Italy.19-22 October. Maxime Radureau of France during the second round. Credit: Tristan Jones.
20th October 2017 | Alps Tour Golf

Radureau Takes Charge in Borromees

Perfect golfing conditions prevailed again today during the second round of the Grand Final at Golf des Iles Borromées, and it was Maxime Radureau who capitalised with a flawless 68 (-8) backing up his first round 68.

Radureau, 24 from Poitiers in France, started with two pars before shooting five birdies on the front nine, adding a further three more on the 11th, 12th, and 14th holes taking him to the top of the leaderboard on -11, three shots clear of the rest of the field.

“I am very satisfied today because I did not make any bogeys.”

Radureau, who won earlier in the season at the Open de Mirabelle d’Or, is all too aware of the consequences of the week; a win would propel him into the top five on the order of merit, earning him on of the Challenge Tour cards. He, however, is not focused on that stating:

“My aim tomorrow is to try to do the same and have a lot of fun on the golf course”

 

In joint second place, on -8, are Frenchmen Amaury Rosaye and Leo Lespinasse along with overnight leader, Scotsman Jack McDonald.

McDonald shot  -2 after posting a six under yesterday and had an interesting card, including 7 birdies, 3 bogeys and a double.  Lespinasse managed an eagle two birdies. The only blot on his card was on the par four 12 hole, where he managed to hole a shot from a greenside bunker to save bogey.

 

Rosaye started with a bogey on the first hole having got into difficulties but having steadied the ship produced a bogey free 17 holes of golf.

“ I am very happy, the first three holes were not good, I made miracle bogey on one, then a birdie on the fourth. My strength was with my putting, I had 23 putts today and 13 greens in regulation so some solid stats. The greens are firming up and you have to think hard to play well here. I like it is very tranquil on the course. I am looking forward to playing with Maxime, (Radureau), tomorrow.”

Rosaye is looking for his first top 10 finish of the season; his best result so far is 11th at the Open St Francois Guadeloupe

The third round starts tomorrow at 08:30 local time with the leaders, Radureau and Rosaye teeing off at midday.

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