22nd September 2011 | Alps Tour Golf
Parron and Genev neck and neck
Spain’s Juan Parron and German Philipp Genev both signed for 65, -7 to lead the Peugeot Tour de Lerma. Huge armada of Spaniards are playing the last co-sanctioned event of the season and no less than 4 of then are on the podium after first round. With a score of 66, France’s Mayel Oueld es Cheikh is third tie with a group of 3 Iberians including Francisco Lagarto. Lagarto has already won in Lerma 2 years ago and was celebrating his 29th birthday today.
Philipp Genev is one a few German player on Alps Tour but the 20 year old player has been leaving in Malaga for 7 years and felt comfortable on this part of Europe.
“I played really well today, did not Drive the ball well but putted and hit wedges perfectly. Great short game. The season could have been better, only played 6 events, I have 2 weeks to do well and try to keep my category for next year”.
Juan Parron is used to play low but confessed his target is to keep on playing this way for the following rounds.
“I played almost perfect. During last tournament in Madrid -Campeonato de Madrid de Profesionales, 2 weeks ago, I started leading on the first round and played badly 2 last rounds- I have made some changes in my putting. This morning I felt so confident in a way I haven’t been for a long time. I played very calmed, giving myself many chances and knowing that, with a bit of patience, I could make a good round. I played perfectly from 10 to 18th, then OK from 1 to 7, on 8 I was putting for eagle, missed it long way and ended up with a par; tried to play aggressive on 9th, hit a good tee shot but missed the green 5 meters to the right of the hole and made a bogey. I am happy because I know I have the potential, and that is why I am at this position, but also when I am leading I get weak and suffer”.
The projected cut is fixed at -1.