9th October 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Evans and Camargo co-leaders
England’s Ben Evans and Spain’s Jaime Camargo lead penultimate event of the Alps Tour Season. They both signed for 65, 7 under on opening round of Sardinia Is Molas Open.
Many players took great advantage of perfect weather conditions in Sardinia, 23° C and just a gentle breeze all along the day. Italy’s Andrea Bolognesi was the first player to take lead at clubhouse after morning session shot 66. The latter is in a good form as he succeeded to get qualified for European Tour Qualifying School lately.
“I played very well, very nice from tee to green. I knew the course but I had played it a long time ago, six or seven years ago with the Italian team.”
“The key on this golf course is the par five, they are all reachable in two and they are good opportunities to make birdies. On the contrary, the pars 3 are tough and I scored -1 on them which is a very good result.”
Ben Evans who teed off in the morning as well over took the Spaniard with best score of the day 65. Evans is currently 7th at the Alps Tour ranking and a good week can open the Challenge Tour doors to him.
“I just played really solid, I hit the ball very well off the tee, I played the par 5 very well. I missed only few shots, one on the hole 5 but I didn’t have a chance to drop any shot.”
“This season, I played well but I have never been in contention for last round. I ‘ll see if I can put myself in that position, leading or near the lead. I should play the way I played today to give me a chance.”
Last but not least, Jason Palmer, three time winner this season, could had a fourth title to his summary. Despite the great feature he could write on the Alps Tour history, the Englishman stayed very humble.
“I don’t even think about a fourth win, just tried to play one shot at a time, it is boring but it is what I have been doing all year and it seemed to work.”
His successes are his fuel. He got stronger and stronger, win after win.
“Everytime if you can win, the confidence you can get from that is huge. I took all the confidence from that, I suppose it always helps. The confidence is very important for a golfer.”
“I just tried to stay in my own bubble and just concentrate on what I am doing, everything will take care of itself. On this golf course, you’ve got to hit straigh, which obviously suit to me and you need to take advantage of the par 5”.
From Is Molas