20th October 2011 | Alps Tour Golf
Gone with the wind for Cambis
In the worst windy playable conditions ever seen on the Alps Tour this year, France’s Guillaume Cambis kept the lead of the Sardinia Open presented by Pilsner Urquell. He signed for 75 to agregate level par. On his toes, England’s Jordan Gibb 3 shots behind and Jason Barnes five strokes back. The very tough Trent Jones Pevero golf course did not forgive any mistake at all and players got punished the hard way.
The wind started to blow up to 40 km per with gusts of 60 km per hour early in the morning. Most of the leaders were on front nine when balls began to oscillate on greens. But still, decision was taken to go on. The best score of the day came from young Italian amateur Francesco Motta who shot 74. It is not the first time the Pevero golf course is playing this bad joke to players. In 1978, during Italian Open on European Tour, the leader after 2 rounds was level par as well and the top 40 was +10.
The cut this week is +13, this highest of Alps Tour history. A great battle to mention, Inigo Urquizu arrived at recording with big smile and kept on telling how he scored 5 under par on the last 10 holes to make the cut… Among those who did as well, players at the border of the category 10 of the Challenge Tour, Farren Keenan, Jason Kelly and Xavier Poncelet.
From Sardinia, Pevero Golf Club