8th October 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Hall, Lopez-Lazaro and Verselin set the pace
Perfect condition today but a true test of golf with almost 6500 meters for the Talayuela golf course. Jean-Michel Hall was the first to tame the long course thanks to an ace on the 8th.
“I was in between 7/8 but I went with a smooth 7, I hit a very good shot, starting the ball a few yards right of the pin, and I actually said ‘be the right distance’ and luckily it was! We heard it hit the flag and everyone behind the pin cheered but because we couldn’t see, I wasn’t sure if the ball had gone in! But when we got down there, we saw it had, so I could celebrate a bit. Luckily not many people wanted a drink in the end so the bar bill wasn’t too high haha!!”
The 27 year old player scored 3 birdies and one bogey beside his hole in one.
“I played very steadily, I hit a lot of quality shots and although I probably left 2 or 3 more birdies out there, I made some good saves too, so -4 is a fair reflection of how I played. The greens were very good for us in the morning, so you knew when a putt was going in. It was a fun morning .”
A butch of 5 players are one shot back including, France’s Damien Perrier, best player this season without a win. Alps Tour leader, Dutch Darius Van Driel, is 2 shots back of the lead alongside 9 other players.
26th June 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Harry Casey half way leader
England’s Harry Casey fired 65, 6 under par to take a one shot lead at -10 in Open International de la Mirabelle d’or over overnight leader Eduardo Larranaga. A duo are 2 shots back, defending champion France’s Jean-Pierre Verselin and England’s Jean-Michel Hall.
Casey won his maiden title in Austria last May and he only dropped one shot on the 18th hole, his ninth of the day. But he did very well going back home in 31 with 4 birdies. Larranaga had a quieter day than during first round. No eagle today – he had 2 during first round – , but 3 birdies and one bogey to sign for 69, -2.
Another Englishman had a solid round, James Sharp recorded 66 to aggregate -8 total tie with France’s Léo Lespinasse who scored 67. Alps Tour Josh Loughrey missed the cut fixed at -2 and there will be for sure a new Alps Tour leader on Sunday evening.