6th May 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Three way tie in Austria

A group of 3 players lead the Gösser Open after shooting 66, 6 under first round. Last week winner Matt Wallace, French rookie Léonard Bem (picture) and Swiss Marc Dobias.

Wallace is leading the order of merit and he kept on proving his good form. He holed seven birdies and only dropped one shot the par 3 8th.

« My neck on Wednesday went into a type of spasm. I must of slept funny Tuesday night. It still hasn’t healed fully. It doesn’t hurt when I do my backswing but it does on follow through. I tried to forget about it. I played nice again today. I’m playing very similar stuff.

A few missed putts that hopefully one round I can make in the next few days. This course is playing really nice. Greens are great. If you hit it nice off the tee you will have quite a few short irons into the green. If you’re the right side of the hole you will have a ‘makable’ putt. I’m happy with the start of this week considering my neck. I’m enjoying competing at the moment. »

Léonard Bem had great two rounds in Tunisia but did not manage to keep the pace during the week-end. As Wallace, he holed seven birdies and made a mistake on the 8th.

« I am very happy with the first round. The goal was to enjoy more being on a golf course. My game was very solid, my tee shots especially. I will try to stay focus but to keep in mind to play and having fun with the course and not let the score or the technical disturb me. »

Austria’s Robin Goger, 20, is only one shot back, neck and neck with France’s Raphaël Marguery. Then a pack of six players is one shot further. The projected cut after one round is one under.

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