22nd June 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Bruschi determined for a win
Italy’s Alessio Bruschi maintains his leadership at Open de la Mirabelle d’Or after he scored 66. He will go into last round with two strokes advantage over France’s Pierrick Peracino and three over fellow Edouard Espana.
The latter just won in Spain his maiden trophy and refill for confidence ever since.
“Obviously since my win I feel more confident but I have worked a lot with my coach on my behaviour. I now manage to stay focus on the event and the course but not as if my life depended on the results. And one important change is my putting. I have been working hard this winter and even though I did not putt well during half of the season. I decided to change my putter and my grip, now my right hand is on top, I feel that I could hole everything. So it is a great feeling.”
Bruschi, 32 year old, played more or less 6 years and Challenge Tour and came back on Alps Tour to give himself a real chance to have a good category and most of all, to target a result at the European Tour Q School.
“I have been training hard all winter and I am in good form now. I need to win tomorrow because I have to stay in the Top 5 of the ranking. Challenge Tour is tough but the border between a good result and a bad one can be very thin. The Q school is very important and be in the Top 5 means the exemption fir Stage 1.”
“I like very much the course because it is tough. You have to be a good ball stricker to perform here. I played solid from tee to green and I putted well so I will tee off tomorrow with one goal, a win.”
Finally, France’s Peracino will experience Sunday last group for the first time.
“The battle against such a good player (Bruschi) will be great but I will try not to think about it. I will play stoke by stroke and hit each ball as if it was the first shot. My long game, especially irons is very good and I holed important putts. So I am happy.”