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15th June 2017 | Alps Tour Golf

Sharp still in pole position in Italy

England’s James Sharp signed for 65, 5 under par, to lead by two shots over Netherlands’ Lars Van Meijel and Italy’ Marco Crespi.

Van Meijel set an early leading score when he fired 61 this morning enjoying a fresher air. He holed a few nice putts of 3 or 4 meters and made no mistakes. Since his win in February he had ups and downs on course but kept on training to recover the form he showed in Egypt.

The target was then settled at -11 for the overnight leader when he teed up in the afternoon. The Englishman had a shy front nine but eventually managed to relax and be more efficient.

« I struggled a little bit on the front nine, I was a little nervous. I made a silly bogey on the 7. I miss a birdie on the 8 but I ttok a really shot onto 10, I could have made eagle but from there I felt much more comfortable. This birdie definitively helped to relax.

I just felt better on the back nine, I can not really put my finger on why but Eventually I just get used to be in that situation, see the leaderboard with my name on it.

Lars can shoot low and I have been told that Marco is a multiple winner on Alps Tour and once on European Tour. I would like to play the same tomorrow as I played in the first two days. I picked some positions in the fairways when I leave myself short irons to the greens. It will be some pins tomorrow you can’t go for But if I can hole a couple of putts here and there. But playing with Lars and Marco will be fun. »

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