18th May 2017 | Alps Tour Golf

Lukas Nemecz signed for 64 in his garden

Austria’s Lukas Nemecz signed for best score of the day with 64, 8 under par card to lead by one the 25th Gösser Open. Almost in his own garden, the young local talent used perfectly his experience made last Year On European Tour to tame one of his favorite course. The weather was dry and hot for the season.

The two fellows he was playing with played almost as well with JB Gonnet shot 65 and Florian Fritsch 69. France’s Thomas Perrot is third on the provisional podium with 66, 6 under par card.

« First of all it was a nice group to play with. Florian is a good friend of mine and JB I’ve know him for many years on the Challenge Tour, he is a good player and I always liked him. It was a great day for us. All of us were bogey free until Florian made one on the 17th.

I am very solid with my game. I played very solid and I had lots of medium distance to the pin as about 4 meters but I mad also.

I started with a 64 in this tournament a few years ago and I had put for birdie and 63 on the 18th to go for the course record. I am of course way more experienced after my year on European Tour last year. I learn so much and it is great to come back to play a tournament at home. I like this place and the Alps Tour always run great competition. On this course you need to be so patient, because it makes you believe that each hole is a birdie opportunity but obviously not because greens are not so easy to read and you have to stay patient. »

France’s JB Gonnet did enjoy as well the draw of the first two days. The former European Tour player aims to play as well as possible on Alps Tour to be ready for Q-School at the end of the year.

« Before playing, when I saw the draw I was very pleased. It is very kind to have put us together. I have been knowing Lukas and Florian for a while. It was great today as we had a race between us on top. Lukas played perfectly and I was not too bad too. We made lots of birdies.

It can be a tricky course because you first think that each hole is a birdie opportunity but the greens with the grain are so tough to read that you can get frustrated to miss. You have to be patient because you could be at level par or -1 and playing really well though. So you can loose your temper. »

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