28th August 2010 | Alps Tour Golf
Le Sager, Schneider and Domingo to lead Peugeot Classic
A group of 3 players, Frenchmen Kenny Le Sager and Romain Schneider and Spain’s Agus Domingo shot a three-under-par card to take one stroke clear lead at Peugeot Classic Omnium International. None of them ever climbed on Alps Tour podium first step. Le Sager was even better after 14 holes but dropped two shots by three-putting 15th and 16th in a row… At fourth place tie, six players Swiss Gregori Baumann, Alps Tour leader England’s Jason Palmer, Slovenian Matias Gojcic and Frenchmen Adrien Mork, Clément Gallois and Roman Hamon.
The odds were very bad for today as far as weather was concerned. Yesterday evening, officials were thinking about a B plan to at least play 2 rounds. It was supposed to be an awful day and when first group teed off it was. Heavy rain, dark clouds and flooded putting green. But after one hour and half, sun finally took its revenge on clouds and won the battle to shine.
On course, players had to adapt and scores stayed quite high. Leaders after morning session were two Frenchmen. Clément Gallois and rookie Roman Hamon. They both shot 70, 2 under par. Then volonteers gave Vincent Cachera credit for main significant fact before lunch. He holed in one the 8th hole. But still, he was not the only player of the day to ace this hole. Montbeliard native, Adrien Mork signed for same feat. Obviously he offered champagne at club house and scored 70.
When Mother Nature teased the field in a tournament, the big deal is to be or not to be in the good draw. As day went, morning and afternoon conditions balanced out. Showers and strong gusts disturbed players in the middle of the afternoon and round ended as it started under heavy rain.
The projected cut is +2.