1st May 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Loughrey hold firm in El Kantaoui
England’s Josh Loughrey kept the pressure on the field in Tunisian Golf Open. He signed for 69 today for -9 total and kept his two stroke advantage over closest opponents, France’s Matthieu Pavon and Italy’s Joon Kim.
“It was not as windy as yesterday because I started early. I got a really good start again. I played really well, really similar I feel really confidence with my swing. I just bogeyed the last hole, I birdied the 8th again, 6 foot from the flag. I’ve heard the Jaguar is only for Sunday so I am getting closer. Three under, I am happy with that.
I don’t think that it changed a lot to play a 4 day tournament compare to a 3 day but it is true that we usually don’t have a moving day. I like a 4 day tournament because it is not so much a race. I think the winning score will be 15, I said that at the beginning of the week. I will keep going as low as possible. Yes 15 will be a good number.”
Matt Pavon, 2014 Open International de Rebetz champion, scored one stroke more than yesterday but is on the leader’s toes. He admitted the end of his round was tough due to fatigue and wind.
“Same as yesterday, I tried to be safe on fairways and hit middle of greens because it works yesterday. I Had a good birdie on 11th, I hit the par 5 in two. I kept on doing my pars and I holed another birdie after a nice iron shot and another birdie on a reachable par 5. I made two mistakes, a poor drive on the 6th and I had three putts as well. I was tired and I felt the pressure because the last holes were more complicated. All in all I was not so focus, another bogey on the 7th but I finished my round with a nice felling, a birdie on the 9th and that is what I want to remember of the second round.”
Italy’s Joon Kim scored flawless card of 67 to join the two players on the provisional podium. The cut is fiwed at +1 including two amateurs Austria’s Lukas Kornsteiner and France’s Pierre Pineau, the 15 year old player from PIC in Paris.
From El Kantaoui