9th May 2010 | Alps Tour Golf
Bihan wins Lyoness Open
French Alan Bihan won by one shot the Lyoness Open 2010 with a total of -18 after scoring 67. The suspense was high as many players shot really low scores.
In that kind of day, everything could happened and it did to Spanish Inigo Urquizu who holed in hole the 9th hole to grab a beautiful Harley Davidson. Obviously this shot did not disturb him and he signed for a great 65.
The main opponent to French Bihan was English Jason Palmer. He was playing in the penultimate group and Bihan could see his assault on leader board. Palmer made no mistake but missed one birdy to get into a play off. Bihan played perfectly as well.
“ I am so happy with this win. I knew during the round that many guys were making some birdies. But I managed to stay focus thanks to my father who was caddying me. He made me calm down and honestly I had the situation under control from the 1st to the last hole. Then, as I holed on the 15th for birdy I though about winning. I am so happy of the victory in Austria ! And what a check, that will help me a lot.”
The Lyoness Open is the biggest tournament of the season with a total breakdown of 66 000 €. Such a amount on Alps Tour often makes big move on the order of merit. The leader, Italian Matteo Delpodio keeps his advantage with more than 3000 points but won’t play next week in Slovenia. Coming closer, English Lawrence Dodd and taking third place French Alan Bihan. English Jason Palmer is fourth and Scot Gavin Dear lost 2 places but still in top 5.