27th May 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Dual lead in French West Indies


In the heat… of the day. Dual lead after second round completed on great Trent Jones Saint-François golf course. Swiss Jann Schmid and France’s Julien Gressier are -7 total. One stroke back, France’s Thomas Fournier and England’s Jason Barnes.

As yesterday, temperatures were very high and humidity made players and spectators lost at least 2 kg of water during the round. Most of the field is not used to play under this unusual conditions and co-leader Julien Gressier put the finger on it “This week this winner will be a guy who would deal with the heat. For sure you have to drink often but keeping a wet towel on the neck and eating often will also be the key”.
Swiss Jann Schmid, admitted, despite more than 4 seasons on Alps Tour, that his level of golf was not good enough. “Before our new national coach, Steve Rey was deemed, we, Swiss team, were amateurs the way we planed tournaments and the way we played. It is now one season that he is following us on tour. We see him at least twice a month and we improve the level of our game.”

Jason Barnes target is to win. He already got one trophy in his pocket this season and confirmed that his confidence is strong. “I am much more confident than last year. In 2010, it was my first season as pro but now, the goal is to win. I hit the ball very good. I am still struggling a bit with my putting but it is going to be OK.”

The cut is fixed at +3 including young amateur Florent Ales, player of Saint François, Guadeloupe.

At Saint-François, Agathe Séron

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