9th September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Rozner took advantage of moving day in France
Antoine Rozner (pict TV Sport Events)took the lead very early during this moving day. The player from Paris signed for 68, -4 for -12 total in Citadelle Trophy Preisch.
« Unfortunately, as I just finished my round I still have in mind back to back bogey on 17th and 18th but still, it was a really good day. I made very few mistakes, until the 16th hole I did not drop any shot. It was a nice day with six birdies and the course defends itself pretty well.
I am in the race for a title and tomorrow I will give everything.
I had no choice but to see the leaderboards, they are big adn you have to deal with but with my playing partner, Edgar, we were focused on our round. What is important is to play well, not to look at what others can do because you can not control them. If someone shot 10 under tomorrow, big applause to him but I am in a good position. »
On his toes, a group of three players, France’s JB Gonnet, former European Tour player, David Borda of Spain and French amateur Edgar Catherine. They are only one shot further. Autria’s Lukas Nemecz is -10 and is a real threat to Rozner as he won this season.
7th September 2017 | Alps Tour Golf
Gonnet shot low during day 1 in Preisch
Former European Tour Player, France’s Jean-Baptiste Gonnet fired 65 during first round of Citadelle Trophy International-Golf de Preisch. To complete the 100% French podium, amateur Edgar Catherine and Louis Cohen-Boyer with 66.
Gonnet lost his privilege on European Tour a few years ago after 7 full seasons to play. He described his joy to shot so low after time of doubt.
« I am really fine thank you. I had a 4 week break without hitting a ball. I needed to make this pause as we had many back to back events in spring and early summer. To come back on Alps Tour and shot 65 is not kind of a surprise as I have been playing for a while but I am really pleased. I am very confident in my game system and I do not need to practice as much as I used to. It is very efficient.
My game is great, I feel alive again. You know I almost quit the game two years ago and I would never thought to play this good again. I am pleased to have meet my coach Antoine Maisonhaute. It would not have been possible without him. »
At 4the place tie, another former European Tour player Anthony Snobeck. The latter shot 67 alongside Spain’s David Borda and Austria’s Clemens Gaster.
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. »
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. »