16th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Pastor leads by one heading to the week-end
Spain’s Marcos Pastor took half way lead in Alps Costa del Sol. He signed for back to back 68 to lead by one over fellow countryman Santiago Tarrio.
Pastor tamed the course of Lauro Golf the same way he did during first round but with no mistakes. He managed not to drop any shots during the second round and holed four birdies on 4th, 8th, 12th and 15th holes.
Tarrio had more ups and down with special momentum, a hat trick of birdies from the 13th follow by a dropped shot on 16th. All in all, he had five birdies and 2 bogeys for a three under par card 69.
Frenchmen are chasing the Spanish duo. With -6 total, two shots back of the lead, Nicolas Tacher from Paris. He signed for another 69 following his first one yesterday. Alexandre Widemann and Thomas Elissalde are -5 total. Both are former winners on Alps Tour and their experience could help them to catch up with the best score.
15th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf
Spanish armada to lead
Spain’s duet took the lead after first round in Alps Costa del Sol. Marcos Pastor and Santiago Tarrio shot 68, -4 for a one shot advantage over a group of 7 players.
There are 3 events left to complete the 2016 Alps Tour season. Matt Wallace secured his category on Challenge Tour next year thanks to five wins in 6 events. But the top 5 is still very opened and a good result could change the picture.
Pastor only played 4 events this season on Alps Tour. He had seven birdies and made 3 birdies. Tarrio holed for 6 birdies and only missed two holes.
If we pay attention to the well ranked players, Franck Daux and Victor Perez had a tough day and they have been beaten by the course, uncompromisingly.
Thomas Elissalde and Stefano Pitoni stayed strong to keep their position. The latter shot -1 and the young Frenchman signed for a 2 under par card. The projected cut after one round is +1.