25th June 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Amateur Hubert Tisserand leads in France
French amateur Hubert Tisserand, 22, shot 69 to lead by one shot at -9 over his fellow countryman Fabien Marty. A couple of Spaniards is one shot further, David Berna and Santiago Tarrio.
Saturdays in a 4 round tournament is supposed to be the shortest day of the week but Mother Nature had decided to disturb the schedule and morning heavy rain delayed the game of two hours. It was a totally different playing conditions after summer and 35°C, it was wet, windy and 19°C.
« It did not bother me » said the leader. « I stayed at the hotel this morning and I managed to enter the round very quickly as I holed a long putt on the first hole for birdie. My game was not so sharp until the fourth but then, I played solid.
I made a mistake on the 9th. We had to wait at the tee but eventually we were told to play and we both miss (Fabien Marty and I) our tee shot on the right. I had a good bogey there because my first ball found the water. »
Clément Sordet from Lyon is the last amateur to have lift the trophy in Metz. Tisserand is from the same city and admitted it would be nice if he could walk in the footsteps of his compatriot.
Fabien Marty was leading by 3 shots heading to the 12th hole but his opponent holed for back to back birdie there and Marty dropped one shot on the 14th and two on the 18th to slept back.
Spain’s Daniel Berna fired the score of the day, 66, -5 to join Santiago Tarrio at -7 total.