08/07/2017 Alps Tour 2017: St Malo Golf Open, St Malo Golf Resort, Domaine de Saint-Yvieux, Le Tronchet, France. 6-9 July 2017. Robin Roussel of France on the second tee during the third round. Credit: Tristan Jones
8th July 2017 | Alps Tour Golf

Robin Roussel surged one clear in Brittany

Robin Roussel took a flying start during moving day in this afternoon in Saint Malo Golf Open. The 26 year old player signed for 64, and -17 total to surge one shot clear ahead of David Borda and one further of a group of 3 players.

Roussel could not have a better start. The player from Paris recorded back to back eagle and back to back birdies to be -6 after 4 holes.

« Obviously I never had this kind of record before. I had a nap on the terrace before I teed off, it might be the reason! »

He turned first nine -8. On way home, he had two bogeys and two birdies for final score 64.

« When you starts so well and shot really low the first nine, obviously you started to thing about a really good score but I never thought about a 59 but I had to admit I would have loved a -10, I already had a few -9, this is my personal record but not -10. »

Roussel is only playing for the second season as pro and is still looking for maiden win.

David Borda from Spain will be his main competitor as he fired 68 for -15 total. Italy’s Michele Ortolani and Frenchmen Fabien Marty and amateur Victor Boulanger are one shot further. Boulanger, 17, is playing his second pro event and his goal at the beginning of the week was to make the cut. The teenager will play on Sunday in second last group and potentially is in contention for a title.

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