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20th February 2017 | Alps Tour Golf

Spain’s Piris Mateu and Vacarisas co-leaders in Egypt

Spain’s Gerard Piris and Lucas Vacarisas took a two shot advantage after opening round 66, -6 at Red Sea Little Venice Open. A French duet is on their toes, Robin Roussel and Thomas Perrot signed for 68.

Weeks hopefully are not the same in Egypt. The nice weather came back on the banks of the Red sea, finally and the field enjoyed great playing conditions in Sokhna Golf Club.

Last week was all about Frenchmen, this week started with a Spanish demonstration. Both Piris and Vacarisas shot flawless 66 in the afternoon after best score of the morning sessions was -3 for a pack of players.

Piris admitted that even if he played really nice, he got some lucky results.

« Of course, when you shoot 6 under, you are very happy. I played very well and in this kind of day, you got lucky as well. I did not have any momentum but I played well during all round. I put the ball in play, I hit it close to the pins and I holed some putts.

I think this composite A&B is a little more difficult than B&C played last week. The leader was -8 and the wind has changed. »

One of the youngest player on Alps Tour, Lucas Vacarisas, 18, is sharing the lead with his elder.

« At first, I did not play that well but my putting was ok. Then my game was more and more consistent and I manage to play my game with thinking about the results. Honestly, It makes no difference that we already played 9 holes last week. My game was good during back nine and front nine. »

The projected cut -1 after one round. Last week winner, Julien Brun, had a shy day with level par and Maxime Radureau holed the second albatross since the Alps Tour arrived in Egypt. After Leo Lespinasse last week, Radureau holed a 2 iron shot on the 8th to signed for 69.

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