5th April 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Quiros holds lead as darkness stops play
Raul Quiros is leading at club house as Alps de Las Catillas first round has been suspended due to darkness. He scored four under par today for -5 total. On course with still one hour to play, Matt Wallace is close to the leader with current -4 total. The game was delayed by one hour and half this morning as heavy rain flooded the course.
It was not the kind of weather Alps Tour players should except in Spain. It was a cold, windy and wet; they had to leave their hat on all day. It was no more than 7° C and the wind made it seems even colder.
Raul Quiros managed to deal with tough conditions and fired amazing 68 to take early lead at Loyas Golf Club. Quiros is in very good form as he won 5 titles in the last 6 months on the Gecko Tour. He finished runner-up on four further events.
“I played really well but I missed some tee shots. My short game was very solid and I saved a very good par on the 9th hole. I had only one bogey as I three putted the 13th hole but I was very far. I had good feelings on course. I had played Gecko Tour from September to March so I kept on competing all winter and I won the order of merit so it was great.”
Spain’s Javier San Felix played in morning session as well and signed for solid 70 to aggregate -2 total. A group of five players are 4 shots back of Quiros: fellow Pedro Oriol and Mikel Galdos, Frenchmen Edouard Espana and Jérôme Lando-Casanova and England’s Laurie Canter.
It was really dark at 21:00 but all players of last group decided to finish and the last green was lighted with one car’s headlights.
The game will resume at 8:30 for only two players, Dominique Nouailhac and Matt Wallace who were the only players who chose not to finished tonight.
Expected first tee time for third round at 9h30.