9th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Poncelet and Elissalde neck and neck in Preisch

French duo leads heading to the week end in Citadelle Trophy International-Golf de Preisch. Thomas Elissalde fired flawless 64, -8 to tie for first place with Xavier Poncelet, 68 today.

The two Frenchmen know how to win a tournament. They both engraved their names on an Alps Tour trophy but a slight advantage could be given to Thomas Elissalde who has just won a fortnight ago in Castello di Tolcinasco Open.

Poncelet is very solid. The former Challenge Tour player has been working hard to regain his lost status. He shot back to back 68 to take the lead after two rounds. A similar energy feeds Thomas Elissalde. The player from Biarrtiz already graduated for Challenge Tour as but struggled to develop his best game. His goal is to come back stronger on upper circuit. What does not kill you makes you stronger they said.

Alps Tour leader, England’s Matt Wallace shot 67 to day after shy 73. The latter made history on the mountain logo circuit. He won 5 events in a row this season and is tied for 10th place in Preisch with 2 rounds to play.

The cut felt at level par.

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