21st September 2013 | Alps Tour Golf

Nemecz best in France

Autria's Lukas Nemecz took on shot lead after opening round in Open du Haut-Poitou in France. Nemecz who have never missed a cut this season is in contention for maiden win.

Austria’s Lukas Nemecz  (c) Agathe Séron

Austria’s Lukas Nemecz, first year as pro on the Alps Tour, shot 68 to lead by one stroke with -5 after opening round in Open du Haut Poitou.

France’s Nicolas Nier, roookie as well and Scot Kris Nicol took second place. A group of four players from Great Britain and Northern Ireland are looking to challenge the top of the leaderboard.

The conditions were perfect to play today and the 24 year old player from Austrian converted opportunities in birdies. Nemecz never missed a cut this season, he entered 12 events, and he managed to qualify last week for second stage of European Tour Q School.

“To play -5 is a nice start into the tournament. After struggling the first four holes I had a great comeback with a birdie-hattrick from 5-7 and luckily I kept on holing putts. The conditions were perfect during the afternoon and I’m looking forward to the next 2 rounds.”

Agathe Séron

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