2nd November 2012 | Alps Tour Golf
Joakimides and Bernadet to fight a duel in the sun
France’s Adrien Bernadet (picture) and Nicolas Joakimides are co-leaders at Masters 13 Allianz at -5. The course again defended itself pretty well and players suffered on greens despite perfect weather. Experimented Spain’s Carlos Garcia Simarro shot 69 to take third place by his own two shots behind leaders.
Masters 13 Allianz 2012 is a specific event. The breakdown is huge compare to Alps Tour regular event and all players are safe after two rounds as there is no cut. France’s Thomas Linard made the score of the day and he fired 66, 6 under par and jumped from the 37th place to the 4th. Thomas Linard is currently 15th at Alps Tour ranking and a win or even a second place alone could be synonym of Challenge Tour next season.
On the other hand, Adrien Bernadet is aiming the Tour. As many fellows, he will tee off at Q School second stage next week. His good form will for sure give him confidence.
“I did not play that good today but I putted well and I save some good pars. At the end of the day, I was a little less focus and the holes are very tough regarding the strategy from the tee area. But the day was great as the crowd was amazing. It is not so often that we have so many people to follow us on tournaments. They were as excited as during a final round and I really enjoyed it. ”
Overnight leader Nicolas Joakimides confessed he struggled a bit with his long game but spectators could appreciate his knife-edge short game.
European Tour star, Victor Dubuisson had a poor day or at least he seemed not to be satisfied about his game. He signed for 74 and slept to 9th place tie.
There is still a long path to lift the brightly coloured Masters 13 trophy and solid players such as former European Tour player Benoit Teilleria or Anthony Snobeck could make their move for a victory.
From Mallemort, Provence
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