20th May 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
59 alert! Swiss Julien Clément shot magic number to share lead with Matt Wallace
Swiss Julien Clément former European Tour player wrote a chapter in the Alps Tour book signing for 59, -11 to share the lead of Vigevao Open at -13 with Alps Tour leader Matt Wallace who recorded 62.
Should he win, Matt Wallace would be the first player ever on the Alps Tour to record 4 wins during the same season and it would be 4 wins back to back. Julien Clément, who is playing in Italy his first tournament this year, said he was happy to be back on tournament but with different goal.
« I just finished a degree in Marketing in University, golf on tours is not a goal any more and I will become a father in September so I am very happy with my life. »
« I played very well during first seven holes then I hole for eagle on the 8th then for birdie on the 9th and the round like in a dream started. I chipped in 3 times on the back nine. So it was more than in a full season !
I have to admit that on the last hole I was a bit nervous and I felt the pressure about recording a 59. But the 18th is a par 5. If you hit the fairway, the birdie is quite easy to go for. I had 50 cm for 59 and it was a big one believe me !
My playing partners were great. When I chipped in for -7 Giorgio De Filippi had nice words to congratulate me then Nicolas Tacher was amazing, he kept on supporting me with high five each time I holed a birdie. When I finished, they gave me a big hug, it was great to share this with them. »
23rd February 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Wallace surged clear in Egypt
England’s Matt Wallace surged clear after crazy opening round of Red Sea Little Venice Open. He signed for 62 course record to lead by three shots. Wallace missed the cut last week and this score is 10 shots better than his last year when he did not manage to play the third and final round as well. Wallace best result is a fourth place at Colli Berici Open 2014.
The playing conditions were nice. Although the sun was very shy, it was very quite as far as wind is concerned.
Defending champion, Andrew Cooley, had a tough day. he dropped four shots in a row from 3rd to 6th hole and turned first nine in 41. Cooley, whose three Alps Tour wins, have been sealed in Egypt, scored 76, quite far from the estimated cut line.
Scot John Henry and France’s David Bobrowski share second place with -7 and a group of 3 players are one shot behind, Irish amateur David Carey, France’ Léo Lespinasse confirming last week good form and former European tour player, Swiss Julien Clément.