22nd June 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Beaucousin and Tarrio co-leaders
Santiago Tarrio (ESP) and Teremoana Beaucousin (FRA) are co-leaders of the Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or after round 2 with a total score of -10.
They’re followed by James Sharp (ENG) who is 2 strokes behind at -8 total. Sharp turned in the best card of the day at 65 (-6).
« I started very well, I played very well at the beginning » co-leader Santiago Tarrio said. « I started with 3 birdies in a row and then I missed the next 3, all very close » he explained. « After 9 holes, my level of golf went down a bit. I shot some bogeys, a round at -3 is never a bad score. For tomorrow, I hope to have the same sensations I had during the first 9 holes today and play stroke after stroke as best as possible » he continued.
« I had a pretty rough start. I was 2 over after 11 holes. I was playing pretty good but I was making some mistakes » co-leader Teremoana Beaucousin explained. « I made a good birdie on hole 12, a par 5. And then I birdied 13, 14, 15 and 17 hitting inside 2 meters and a good shot on the 18th for another birdie » he continued. « I’m happy, I just did not play the way I wanted the first 12 holes but then I hit some pretty good iron shots on the back so I was pretty happy about that » he said.
Beaucousin shot a total of 7 birdies and 3 bogeys while Tarrio had 6 birdies and 3 bogeys.
« I tend to play well here » James Sharp said. « I finished 3rd here my first year on the Alps Tour 3 years ago so it’s nice to come back to a place where obviously I played well before and to get within 2 of the leaders is nice » he said. « But there are still 36 holes to go and therefore, still a long way to go » he concluded.
58 players made the cut set at +2 and will play the next two days at the Domaine de la Grange aux Ormes. The final round is scheduled for Sunday.
Weather conditions were cloudy all day with sunshines on and off and temperatures in the low 20s.