12th August 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Paisley leader, Crespi one stroke back


England’s Chris Paisley kept the lead of the field after round two at Flory Van Donck Trophy but his margin melt to one stroke with a total of -9. Italian Marco Crespi shot back-to-back 68 to aggregate -8 and to complete podium France’s David Antonelli who sign for the score of the day, 64 for -7 total.

The weather was not as bad as announced. Players enjoyed a day without wind but had to unfold umbrellas a couple of times. Greens got softer and after 2 hours, leaderboard got more and more red thanks to birdies. The leader at the club house as morning session is completed was Marco Crespi. Italian player said as a joke that he doesn’t want to let the Englishman with no challenger.
Chris Paisley had a long day to finally holed 2 birdies on the last 3 holes and kept his lead.

“I did not play very well so I am happy I still lead. I putted well but I was far from the pins today as I missed the fairways a couple of time. I finished well with a birdy on the 7th, holed more than one meter and I hit driver on the 9th, I was closed to the green and I holed 3 meters to sign for 70.”

David Antonelli from France fired 64, a great card with no dropped shot and had a big smile at the recording area.

“I do not realize. My putter was on fire today. I holed from everywhere. More seriously, I had great days practising last week with Julien Fichot, my mental coach and with Patrice Amadieu, technical coach. We had bicycle in the morning and golf in the afternoon. I felt better with my routine as we worked well on it and I felt less under pressure during round.”

Last but not least, France’s Laurent Poncelet had the biggest come back. He had shot a poor 80 with a lack of birdy during first round. He shot 66 to make the cut, minus 6 with no bogey and said confidence came back thanks to his local caddy.

The cut is fixed at +2.

From Sint Marteen, Latem
Agathe Séron

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