Back to back win for Daux
Franck Daux did make Sokhna his home by winning second title in 2 weeks. He lifted the Red Sea Little Venice Open trophy and raised the French flag once again in Egypt. His playing partner, England’s Matt Wallace push him to play his best game as he holed seven birdies in a row.
Daux had a 2 stroke advantage when he teed off this morning and after first nine, he was 4 shots ahead of Aaron Zemmer.
« I was playing well but I missed a couple a putts for birdies. Then we arrived on the part of the course I liked very much, which was also played last week. I knew I could do a few birdies there and I told to myself – Ok let’s go for them -. »
And he did, from the 10th to the 13th. But Matt Wallace was on the same rhythm and answered shot by shot.
« I dropped one shot on the 15th and then I realized that Matt’s putter was on fire. He had 6 straight birdies and I was wondering how low he was. I was only 2 shots back. On the 17th, I think my chip and run shot kind of kill him because he did not expect me to have such an easy putt for birdies and he 3 putted the hole. I had then a 3 shot margin going into last so I felt relax but it was the most stressful round I ever played. Matt was amazing. »
Wallace had played a few last round in the last group but he showed how accurate was his game.
« I could not catch him to day, he was too strong. I had a shy start but going back to the club house, the series of birdies I holed was so great. But you know, I needed to have the honor not to let him putt pressure on me but each time he made a birdie as well. But definitively, it was the best last round I ever played. »
The best score of the day was signed for twice. England’s Andrew Jones and Belgium’s Guillaume Watremez tied for the course record with 63, -9. Jones took the third place on his own thanks to this brilliant card.