30th August 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Fortini enters final as sole leader
Italian amateur Giacomo Fortini will enter the final round of the Cervino Open tomorrow as sole leader with a total score of -9. Fortini turned in the best card of the day (-8).
Fortini is followed by Sebastian Petersen (SWE) who is at two strokes behind (-7 total) and by a group of 5 players at -6 total: Anthony Renard (FRA), Jacopo Albertoni (ITA, Am), Alexandre Daydou (FRA), Stefano Pitoni (ITA) and Benjamin Wheeler (ENG).
« I played very solid golf today, I’m very happy » said Fortini. « Tomorrow, I will continue to play my game and we will see what happens at the end of the day » he continued. « The course is quite short, you have to take an iron from the tee on many holes. Because the greens are very small, you have to be very precise from 80 to 100 meters to the green. You need to hit the greens otherwise you’re in trouble » Fortini explained. « My putting was very good today, it was much better than yesterday. Yesterday, I did not hole many putts while today they went in, the putting was my strength today » the 22-year-old native of Ferrara in northwestern Italy continued.
« I’m feeling great despite the fact that my golf has not been good this year. Today, I recovered my game and I’m very happy about this. I will try to keep this feeling for tomorrow » he concluded.
« I hit the ball well. I started with a bogey on hole 10, I missed a birdie on hole 11 by not much and then I had a good sequence with an eagle on hole 13 and a birdie on hole 14. I was then able to benefit from good shots I made, putting the ball not far from the holes and therefore, I was able to make easy birdies. I did not make many mistakes and in all, I made an eagle, seven birdies and a bogey » Anthony Renard (FRA) said.
52 players including 9 amateurs made the cut set at +1 and will play tomorrow’s final round at the Cervino Golf Club .
Final round tees off at 8h local time.