1st May 2014 | Alps Tour Golf
Rozner, Wallace and Heisele on top
Germany’s Sebastian Heisele, France’s Olivier Rozner and England’s Matt Wallace share lead in Open International de Rebetz after first round in humid and windy atmosphere. They all scored a 67 five-under-par card to overpass by one stroke Aaron Zemmer and Thomas Elissalde.
Sebastian Heisele just won the Open Dar Es Salam (36 holes) on Pro Golf Tour ten days ago. The 25 year old German confirmed his confidence is high and his golf is in good shape.
“My game is sharp, I tried not to push anything and to be patient. On this golf course, the pars 5 are quite short so you have to take your chance and there are few other opportunities. I got lucky to play early. The greens are quite soft with the rain and they will be more bumpy in the afternoon.”
Heisele decided to play Alps Tour and Pro Golf Tour until May then he will have to choose.
“I come and play Alps Tour because the circuit offers 5 spot to play Challenge Tour instead of 4 for the Pro Golf Tour. Both schedules matched well so far. I will make a choice end of May but I missed a lot of Pro Golf Tour events so…”
Wallace, one of the three co-leader, admitted his victory last week in England gave him confidence as well. He played with Warren Harmston the Pairs Betterballs Open on the Players Tour and they won with a score of 60.
“I played really well today and I have been playing well recently. We won a Pairs Event with Warren Harmston and I have been in confidence. I made only one bogey today and I had a few par save putts. I made a really good one on the 18th and that kind of kept me going.”
France’s Rozner, third player to signed for 67, felt satisfied with his round.
“Everything went well together, I holed two good 7 meter putts on the 11th and the 12th for a birdie and an eagle so despite my bogey on my first hole, the tenth, I went back in the round. On the 17th, I holed one meter and half and on the 5th, it was a gimme. I have been playing well for the couple past weeks and I am happy I managed to continue this momentum.”
From Domaine de Rebetz