5th June 2010 | Alps Tour Golf
Italian duo lead in Paris
Italian Nunzio Lombardi and Paolo Terreni lead at -13 the Open International d’Ile de France. Lombardi shot 67 and save a brave par on last hole to stay on top. Meanwhile his fellow Paolo Terreni holed his sixth birdy of the day ending a perfect card.
During the first part on the round, many names appeared on leaderboard. Marco Crespi, Julien Van Hauwe and then Bihan, in the last group holed birdy before his playing partners. But today was coloured in green, white and red as Italian flag. Two generations shown brilliant golf, bravery and flair.
Lombardi, 21 year old, played the same way as yesterday and holed many crucial putt. Again, he dropped one shot on the 17th finding bunker on tee shot and second shot as well.
“I made a very bad shot, I need to practice… But I played well, I stayed focus. I will do it my way. Example, on 18th, I always play the green !”
Today many spectators were afraid seeing him waiting for green after dropping from water. He had a 210 meters from rough to fly over the water. Crowd was breathless once he hit the ball. He finally save par.
Paolo Terreni, 34 year old, is one of the longest hitter of the field. Marshalls were surprised to see his ball flying over them. This week, the big Italian, more than 1,90 meter, hit straight.
“ My driving is really consistent so the course is quite short for me . I can hit some par 4 and be very closed to greens. I putted well too. My goal is to be on the top 5 at the end of the season. I have been playing on main tour in 2008. I know the qualifying stage is a kind of lottery so I prefer to bet on Challenge Tour first.”
Terreni signed for solid 65 and share first provisional place.
At third position, French Alan Bihan 2 strokes back. He played -3 today and earned his right to be again in last group tomorrow with Terreni and Lombardi.
Then 4 shots back of the lead, a group a 3 players, Julien Van Hauwe, former European Tour player, Jann Schmid and Matthew Cryer.