France’s Pierre-Ludovic Couvert took a two shot advantage after first round of Q School final stage in La Cala Resort. He signed for flawless 65, -6 on Europa course with one eagle and four birdies.
“ I did not play a lot last season, it was a choice then I had an injury just after the European Tour Q School stage 1. It’s been now one month and a half that I have been training a lot and I am very happy to be back on course.
You know, the weather is great so after 6 months hitting in the cold and rain, I feel so well here. I am very happy to play so when you enjoy the game, you often make good scores. I have no target for the next days except to have fun being here.”
Italy’s former Alps Tour ranking winner, Andrea Perrino is on his own at second place, he played the same course as the leader and fired 67. Perrino won the Alps Tour in 2009 thanks to two victories. He played on Challenge Tour the following season but after 4 seasons on this circuit he had to come back to the Alps Tour.
His compatriot Valerio Pelliccia and Scot John James Henry, both on Asia course, signed for the best score 70.
The projected cut after 18 holes is +4. The top 65 after two rounds will play for full category given to top 35 at the end of third and final round.