7th May 2010 | Alps Tour Golf

French Bihan on top at Lyoness Open


French Alan Bihan, 27 year old, fired 65 today after 67 during first round. He leads the Lyoness Open in Freiberg, Austria, by 2 strokes with a total of -12. He has again a good option of winning.

“I like the course very much, last year I finished third and it suits me better than the one last week because it is longer. But the main point is that today, I holed a lot of putts. I needed it because each year the level of players is getting better and better and you have to shot really low to be on top of the leaderboard.”

Bihan last win was in Memorial Olivier Barras in Crans sur Sierre in 2008 and he knows how to deal to be in the last group. His father, Marc Bihan, is carrying the bag as usual.

Being in the last group is quite new as professional for French rookie David Antonelli. The young man who just turned 24 last Tuesday, played very poor in March and April and his main sponsor told him that he will be faithful until end of May… He signed for two 67 in a raw and be 2 strokes behind the leader.

“Look, I knew I had to wake up and I did ! I have made my first cut last week and here at Lyoness Open, I think I had the best putting in my all life. Once you holed putts, even tough ones, you trust your swing more and more and then you are playing better !”

Last but not least, third man on the provisional podium is Austrian Peter Lepitschnik, with a total of -9. Lepitschnik used to be member of Alps Tour and after few seasons on circuit, he decided to make his degree as teacher in 2010. It seems that playing with no stress is the right way for Peter. He did well too last week at Gösser Open and is on the way to success whatever happened tomorrow and Sunday. Fans are there and smile came back on his face. Welcome back !

The cut is fixed at -1.

Agathe Séron

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