17th October 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Gressier still leading the way in Abruzzo Open.
After a bogey on his 17th hole, the Frenchman holed a putt for birdie to finish 7 under par total, just one shot ahead fellow Nicolas Tacher.
The 28 year old player, who scored 1 under par on his first round, clearly went out of second gear today when he birdied 5 holes between 7th and 13th. Thanks to his card of 66, Tacher moved up at the second place, ready to chase for a maiden win on Alps Tour. Moreover, as currently 54th on the Tour ranking, no doubt he fancies managing his game tomorrow to catch a spot on Top 50 ranking before Grand Final in Israël next week.
At -5, Spain’s Larranaga and Italians Benatti, Cianchetti (am) and Maccario, who shot a flawless 65 today, share the last step of the podium.
Cut felt at level par, qualifying within the 43 only 3 players of the Alps Tour Top 10. As for now, thrilling changes on the ranking are still to come.
16th October 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Great Gressier in Italy
France’s Julien Gressier surged one clear in 2015 Abruzzi Open AXA. He fired 66, -5 to lead over fellow Jean-Pierre Verselin and Italy’s amateur Rafaelle Benatti.
Gressier, 28, took advantage of better conditions in the morning as the wind really picked up in the afternoon.
“I am very happy with my game. My driving was very accurate but most of all, I putted very well compare to last week and it makes a big difference. The course is quite easy, open so even if you miss your shots, there are no real danger. But it wa very windy today, so if you had to hole putts to sign for a decent score. I will keep on being aggressive tomorrow. The only holes you have to be cautious are par 3s.”
Verselin has been in good form for a couple of weeks now and he confirmed once again he is a true challenger for a second win on Alps Tour. This week is the last one for players to qualify for Grand Final in Israël next week. Top 50 of the ranking will have the privilege to enter the last event of the season.
The projected cut is +1 after 18 holes.