1st July 2010 | Alps Tour Golf
Cryer fired 62 to lead in Austria
Englishman Matthew Cryer fired astonished 62, 10 under to lead 2 clear over fellow Jason Barnes in Austria. It is not Cryer’s best round ever played. He already shot 60, 13 under par as amateur ! But obviously it is the new Haugschlag golf course record. The previous one 65 was established by Autrian Clemens Prader in 2002.
Matthew Cryer, 35 year old, has been playing as professional for only 2 years. His biography is rich of 4 years studying geology at Saint Andrews mid 90’s, 17 England caps at men level as amateur, a European mid-amateur title, then a first win as professional last October.
“I started the day with a kind of good rhythm. I quickly had a good feeling on the speed of the green and I was in those days when you look at the green and you see the line. I never holed long putt from outside but many from 5 meters to one meter. I tried not to think about the score. My goal is to be in top 6 on the Alps Tour order of merit by mid-august. I really want to avoid the “war” of the first stage of qualifying school…”
After a couple of weeks, for once except Matthew Cryer, no famous names on the top of the leaderboard. Lukas Tintera from Czech Republic signed for a great 66 to be alone on third step of the podium. Then one stroke back, a group of 3 players are ties at 4th place : Austrians Georg Schultes and Leo Astl and Czech Lukas Lizanek.
The projected cut is level par.