16th April 2010 | Alps Tour Golf
Scot Russel half way advantage
Scottish Raymond Russel did better today than all young guns. The 37 year old former European tour player shot a great 64 today to take a easy lead of 3 strokes over a group of 5 players. He didn’t make any mistake and holed 7 birdies.
Russel who has been playing for 10 years on Tour is one of the most titled player in the field this week. He won on European Tour in 1996 in France, the Cannes Open and finished 4th at the Open in 1998 at Royal Birkdale.
“It was a great start, quite windy but I managed to keep the ball in play, made 2 or 3 good saves at the middle of the round, and I’m happy. Today I holed a few more putts than yesterday.
Now I’m playing on both Challenge Tour and Alps Tour and my goal is to go back to main tour next year. I have played many European Tour tournaments in Spain and I love to come over here, I have great memories, especially from this area that I know very well because I played the Tour School here.”
After 2 rounds in Emporda, Russel can see in rear view mirror 5 players in pursuit of him : Spanish Jesus Legarrea, Wavier Guzman abd Daniel Alonso, English Matthew Cryer and Austrian Hurgen Maurer.
The cut is fixed at -1, 46 players got the right to play this week end including Spanish amateur Ivan Arquillo.