2nd June 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Five way tie in Guadalupe

France’s Julien Forêt and England’s James Sharp (picture) shot 69, 2 under par par to take the lead after all morning players have completed their round. A group of three other players joined them at the end of the day. France’s Erwan Vielledent and Julien De Poyen and Itlay’s Federico Maccario shot 69 as well. The course defended itself very well as only 14 players beat the par during opening round of Open de Saint-François Guadeloupe.

Sharp had a two shot advantage with -4 until his last two hole. Unfortunately he dropped back to back shots on 8th and 9th to eventually signed for a 69 card. Forêt build his result on the back nine. He had a shy first part of round with a bogey on the third and no birdies but on the 10th, 13th and the last hole he holed for birdie to join the Englishman on top of the leaderboard.

A pack of nine players is one shot back. Among them, Dominique Nouailhac, fellow countrymen François Censier and Romain Bechu, Italy’s Corrado De Stefani and Swiss Marc Dobias. Bechu just had a week in London, invited by the European Tour during the BMW PGA Championship. He was live on Picadilly Circus’ big screen last friday to promote golf thanks to his tricks skills.  The guy knows how to shoot low too.

The shot of the day is from Valerio Pelliccia who aced the 16th hole with  a 5 iron shot. The player from Italy shot level par.

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