21st September 2018 | Alps Tour Golf

Paul Elissalde is chasing his first win as a pro

Frenchman Paul Elissalde enters the final round of the Abruzzo Open as sole leader with a total score of -14. Elissalde scored 5 under today in round 2 of the tournament while Carlo Casalegno (ITA) turned in the best card of the day at -9.

Kevin Hesbois (BEL) and Guido Migliozzi (ITA) are tied for 2nd place with a total score of -12.   

« Today was a bit more complicated than yesterday because my short game was not as good. It was more a mental issue because I’m no longer used to deal with this kind of situation, it was the case when I was an amateur. On the other hand, my long game was very good, very solid. I was not able to hole many putts on the front 9 even though I was not far. On the back 9, I made 4 good long putts which allowed me to go 5 under. My long game was as good as yesterday. It was a very good day nonetheless  » Elissalde said. 

«  The course is not very long, we can hit a lot of wedge shots. The difficulty for me is the chipping around the greens because the type of grass is not what we’re used on other courses in France and elsewhere, it is rather thick. Also, I had some difficulties to read the greens as there is a lot of grain » he explained. 

« For tomorrow, the challenge will be being as good mentally to try and reproduce the same game » he concluded. 

50 players including 9 amateurs made the cut set at -1 and will play tomorrow’s final round.

Final round will tee off at 7h24 local time at the Miglianico Golf and Country Club . 

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