19th May 2017 | Alps Tour Golf

JB Gonnet and Lukas Nemecz set for duel in Gösser Open

It is a tie for the lead at -11 heading to the last day of the 25th Gösser Open played in GC Erzherzog Johann. Former European Tour players, France’s JB Gonnet and Austria’s Lukas Nemecz signed for respectively 68 and 69 to lead by one shot over Molteni and Perrot.

It was a hot day in Maria Lankovitz, 27°C but light wind helped to refresh the air. The target was set at the club house in the morning by Italy’s Gregori Molteni and France’s Thomas Perrot with -10 total.

Both player scored flawless card. But the overnight leader and his challenger, playing in the same group, did one shot better.

« I made a bogey on the first hole but it was kind of irrelevant because I missed a small putt because I just did not concentrate so I told myself, OK focus! It was not bad it was just stupid. I played solid but I did not roll many putts but luckily at the end I holed a few. It was tough because the greens are slower in the afternoon, more grainy so I could not get the speed today.
I am looking forward for tomorrow. Winning tomorrow would be very important because at the end of the day it is all about getting more confidence. It would give a lot because it is a tournament at home and there is more pressure to handle. Emotionally it is special to play here. »

It is about regain confidence as well for Gonnet who has been playing on main tour for 7 seasons and lost his privileges end of 2013.

« I am very happy with my 2 rounds without bogeys but believe me today I made some mistakes but I managed to save pars. It was hot, I was a bit tired or something because I was less efficient at the end of the round.
A win is a win, even on a smaller circuit, it would give confidence and obviously it would be great but the main goal is to play well and to improve my game for the future. »

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