16th December 2013 | Alps Tour Golf

Casey and Christie shot low in La Cala

Ireland's Brian Casey signed for best score of the day 65 on America course. Alex Christie is leading on Asia with 68.

Ireland’s Brian Casey (c) Agathe Séron

Ireland’s Brian Casey fired astonishing 65 on America course to take a two shot lead after opening round in Q school final Stage in La Cala. England’s Jack Senior is two shots back. On Asia course, Alex Christie from England signed for solid 68.

Cloudy and fresh, this was the weather today in La Cala. The lower scores came from the America course. Only two players out of 11 on top have played the Asia course today.

“I shot level par on front 9 then I started to hole some putts on back 9 and shot 32. I hit the ball OK but I managed my game very well! I didn’t take any risk, I was sensible.” Christie said.

The best score of the day belongs to Brian Casey, 22 year old from Meath, who just turned pro.

“I turned pro 3 months ago. I decided to try to play the Alps Tour because this is the Satellite Tour where the best players go, I can have the experience of the travels and there are the bigger price money.”

“I missed 3 greens with a wedge, don’t write that, it is not very positive! But I holed 8 birdies and one eagle on the 6th so at the end, it was a good round.”

Great round as well for Jack Senior, 2012 Alps Tour graduate. Senior is always looking for perfection and even if his score is pretty nice he admitted some regrets.

“I think I played brilliantly but the score is not that low. I three putted the last two holes but I holed some good ones as well. I did not play a tournament since the Stage 2 of the European Tour and I don’t if it is a mental block but Ihave never played well in these Q School. Here, I feel confident and obviously, the more confident you are the better you play.”

The projected “full category” after 18 holes is one under.

From La Cala Resort
Agathe Séron

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