11th September 2015 | Alps Tour Golf
Louhgrey in control in France
England’s Josh Loughrey scored back to back 68 to take a two stroke lead with -8 half way of 2015 Citadelle Trophy International.
Andrea Maestroni of Italy and Netherlands’ Darius Van Driel share second place with respectively 69 and 68. Matt Wallace of England is one shot back.
When he won in Tunisia, Loughrey admitted he was proud to win in a 4 day tournament. This week offers this ooportunyt as well and players have to show their skills during 72 holes which is not that common on Alps Tour. Loughrey started from the 10th and holed a hat trick of birdie from the 14th but dropped as many shots from the 17th.
Eventually, he managed to tame the course and thanks to four birdies heading to the clubhouse, he signed for very decent 68.
His two challengers, Van Driel and Maestroni had the same up and down from the 10th to the 18th and build their score from the first to the 9th.
The cut felt at +2 and Alps Tour top players, Matthieu Pavon and Damien Perrier did not make it. The ranking should show another face on Sunday evening.