17th December 2013 | Alps Tour Golf

Casey feels at home in La Cala

Brian Casey from Ireland leads Alps Tour Q School final stage with -9 total. On hs toes, Englands' Curtis Griffiths.

Brian Casey from Ireland (c) Agathe Séron

Brian Casey from Republic of Ireland is still leading the final Stage of Alps tour Q School in La Cala after scoring 70 on Asia course for -9 total. England’s Curtis Griffiths fired the best score of the day of same course, 67 to be one shot back. Eventually, Scotland’s James White signed for 69 and climbed on third step of the 100% GB&I podium.

The weather conditions were wetter than during first round and the sun totally missed the call today. The leader confessed that this second round was hard to manage.

“Tough day, the greens are small and they are quite firm. I dropped one shot on the 8th, missed the green again with a wedge, same mistakes as yesterday but I managed to stay focus. I eat a lot on course, that’s the key, it’s my secret weapon but ssshhhh…, don’t tell!”

But the young Irish man has another trick in his bag. He’s been staying in the area for six weeks now with his girlfriend who knows the course perfectly as she used to live here. And they are staying by the Captain’s home of La Cala.

“He is American and he is such a great support! It helps to feel confident.”

Surrey’s Curtis Griffiths, 20 year old, turned pro last June when he was +4 handicap and decided to come to the Alps Tour as some of his friends are former or current members –Steven Brown, Warren Harmston, Alex Christie–.

“I started off quite well with a birdie then I holed three in a row from the 4th, it was a good momentum and I stayed steady. I hit fairways and greens and that’s it!”

The cut eventually fell at +3 to let 23 players from GB&I continue the race with 19 Italians, 16 Frenchmen, 10 Spaniards, 2 Austrians, and one native of Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Norway, Portugal and Czech Republic.

From La Cala Resort
Agathe Séron

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