20th May 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Austrian Claude Grenier Master Class


The weather was perfect this morning at Gösser Open presented by Martin Wiegele to shoot low. Austrian Claude Grenier, 51 year old and Canadian born, caught the opportunity to sign for a tremendous 63, -9 to lead by 2. He confessed it was a long time since he played so well.

“I played solid but even if you are on the green you have to hole many putts to shot 63 !!!”. Grenier is usually playing on Senior Tour thanks to invitations. His best finish here at Maria Lankowitz was a second place in 2007.

England’s Jamie Howarth is two shots back. Howarth built his experience in USA as he was student in Mississippi. “I would like to do as well as the two others English players who already won this year, Chris Paisley and Jason Barnes, it would be nice to follow them”

The best Austrian player is an amateur, Felix Schulz, he shot 66 and shares third place with Northern Ireland’s Richard Kilpatrick and American Trent Leon. European Tour winner, Martin Wiegele, decided to play on Alps Tour this week to thank his sponsor Gösser and also because he likes the course and event very much. He has won in 2008 and many Austrian fans were supporting him along the fairways. He shot 68.

The projected cut is very low: -2.

At Maria Lankowitz
Agathe Séron

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