12th June 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Borda emerges one clear in Madrid
David Borda made the cut last week in Guadeloupe, the first one after four missed in a row. He was the best today after the opening round 66 in Club de Campo de Madrid. Scotland’s Michael Stewart, who finished runner-up at the very begining of the season, is one shot back of the lead. At third place by his own, another Spaniard, Vincente Blazquez.
Borda did not seem to suffer a lot from jet lag. His past week in French Carabbean made him to come back in the game and he was happy with his game especially his coach is here.
“It was a great day, I played very solid from tee to green and specially on the last holes. I holed a 7 meter putt for eagle on 14th, I made a great par safe on 16th and hit really good shots on 17th and 18th but also holed good putts. You’ve got to putt well to shoot a round like this.”
“I played really comfortable, I had my coach, Fernando Navarro with me and it helps me a lot. It’s been a great round from the very first hole, this is a difficult course and I managed to finish my font nine one under. And I played the back nine really well.”
“I played well the first couple of events at the Alps Tour this year but since March, I did not play at my highest level, was not hitting the ball badly but it was mostly a mental issue. I hope I shot a few more rounds like this and get my confidence back.”
“This is a golf course that I like a lot, the first year I played here I missed the cut by 1 shot, last year I did ok and this is definately my best score here. I am really happy, let’s see if we can continue playing the same way.
There are a lot of events to play, I set up my goals week by week, trying to keep the good feelings and playing well”.
The battle for the Alps Tour ranking is getting more and more intense. No less than four players for the fifth spot within 500 points. The leader, England’s Jason Palmer shot 72, one over today as well as Andrew Cooley and Brendan McCarroll .
The projected cut is +1.
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