1st October 2010 | Alps Tour Golf

Barnes and Delpodio neck and neck


England’s Jason Barnes and Italian Matteo Delpodio are neck and neck at Acaya Open. They both are -4 total to lead by one over Scot Gavin Dear and Englishman Matthew Cryer.

Jason Barnes is going to play tomorrow for maiden win. Beside him the 3 other players on the podium already lifted one or two trophies this year. Barnes struggled a little more on greens today. Everybody had to deal with suspended play. The weather was as rainy as in Wales and players had to wait one hour an half to get back on course.

The rough was full of water and what was difficult yesterday became a nightmare today. For those who lost driving accuracy during the break, the day was very long. The cut is the highest of the season +9 and only five players shot under par today.

Among them Gavin Dear with the best score 67, -4. He is playing better and better this last few weeks and always seems to do even more.

“I did not practice last weeks because the weather was very bad. I have no idea what would be a good score on this golf course son I played my first round safe. Then today I feel good and I pushed my game a little more. I have good feeling again with my putter and as I am not the kind of guy that got mad with a bad shot nor a putt, I only play the way I used to and I wait… My goal is to stay on the top 5. I am not thinking about that on course but once I completed my round I always check Bragulat and Cryer scores…”

Italian Matteo Delpodio is back on top of the leaderboard after two poor events. Delpodio already won twice this year but his goal is higher than playing well on the Alps Tour:

“Since the Peugeot Classic where I missed my first cut of the year, I have been working very hard. I did realize that I needed to improve my game for upper circuit. My good shots are really good and I know I can do things the others can not. But my bad shots are very bad as well and you can not afford such poor shots on European Tour or Challenge Tour. I am on the right way, I feel good and I keep in mind this work for Q school.”

Working and working, always the same story. A little story to end the day: it is raining on Acaya golf course, Ryder Cup is playing on TV at the club house but the practice range is full of players hitting balls…

The cut is fixed at + 9 including 2 amateurs.

At Acaya
Agathe Séron

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