4th April 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Linard and Gonzalez on pole position
France’s Thomas Linard (pict Patxi Ramirez) and Spain’s Carlos Gonzales share lead after opening round at Alps de Las Catillas. Both signed for 68 to get on shot advantage over Jaime Camargo, Brendan McCarroll and Lukas Nemecz.
The course of Layos is on of the longest of the season, 6520 meters. During morning session, Linard of France took and kept for a while the lead by his own.
“I played very well, specially putted great. I started with a birdie holing a very nice putt, and gave me good confidence for the start. Ibirdied the 7th also, I was on green in 2, easy. Then I made good par saves on 8th and 9th. On 13th I made a very good approach, I dropped on shot on 14th and then birdied the 17th, I was on the left almost in water and holed it for birdie. I have been working hard on my game but specially my short game for the last weeks. I did not play well in Egypt at all, so I came back home, changed my putter and worked on my routines, my preparation and other aspects of the game. The course is great, I never played here before and I think is great, and it will be even better if the wind starts to blow”.
All the players had almost complete their when Spain’s Carlos Gonzalez joined Linard. Gonzalez said his goal is to play as many events as possible on the Alps Tour.
“It was a tough day. When I started it started to rain but as I holed 2 birdies on the very first holes, I was in a good mood. I made no big mistakes and my putting was great. I holed 6 birdies and what to say, the score is goof because my game was good.”
The projected cut is +1.