4th June 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Lespinasse sealed maiden in Open de Saint François Guadeloupe
France’s Léo Lespinasse sealed maiden win as professional defeating David Morago after first extra hole. Lespinasse, 21, shot 70 today to join Morago at -6 and managed to improve 2015 results in Guadalupe as he was runner up.
It was a three man group teeing off this morning but local favorite, Julien De Poyen, struggled a lot on course during this final round and never found the right rhythm to stay in contention. Léo Lespinasse and Erwan Vieilledent were neck and neck for most of the day. But rookie Anthony Renard had a great middle round and was leading on his own at -5 teeing of the 14th. His closest opponents were one shot back. Unfortunately, he dropped 3 shots in two holes.
Another threat came from behind. Italy’s Aaron Zemmer was at club house with -4 total thanks to brilliant back nine 32.
Meanwhile, Lespinasse holed for crucial birdie on the 17th to join Morago who had just finished with back to back birdies. Both men were -6 so a play-off was needed to name a winner.
It took only one extra hole to Léo Lespinasse to win. The two players hit the green and Lespinasse holed holed a 12 foot putt pumping his fist to celebrate his maiden win on Alps Tour. After Franck Daux, double winner and Matt Wallace, four time winner, Léo Lespinasse is the third player to engrave his name on a trophy this season.