21st July 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Daniel Osorio shines in Lerma

Spain’s Daniel Osorio, 31, completed his round birdie –eagle to take Alps de Las Castillas lead thanks to 8 under par card 64. France’s Fabien Marty is one shot back on golf Lerma in Burgos area.

Osorio’s best results this season were during his Egyptian campaign. He recorded a third place during 2016 first tournament, Ein Bay Open and finished 6th in Dreamland Pyramids Open. He turned first nine 2 under par and but came back to the club house in a more efficient way to eventually signed for 64.

Marty made most of his score, -5, from 10th to 18th as well but it was his fist half of round. He had a rollercoaster back nine with two bogeys and 4 birdies to record -7.

A group of three players is one shot further, Spaniards José Ignacio Marin Casado and Alfredo Garcia-Heredia and Victor Perez of France.

The latter had a amazing series from 4th to 9th : he birdied all holes except on par five 8th where he had an eagle.

18th September 2015 | Alps Tour Golf

Perrier sparkled in Poitiers

26/06/2015. AlpsTour 2015. 2015 Open International De La Mirabelle D'Or, Golf de La Grange aux Ormes, Metz, France June 25-28. Damien Perrier of France during the second round. Credit: Tristan Jones

Damien Perrier of France Credit: Tristan Jones

France’s Damien Perrier took the lead after opening round of Open International du Haut-Poitou with 69, -4. Fellow countryman Alex Kaleka and Spain’s Daniel Osorio are one shot back.

Poitiers is west of France and fall has arrived early this year, with rain, wind and low temperatures. Heavy rain flooded the course of Saint Cyr on Monday and Wednesday. The weather conditions during this first round was tough. Fair for one hour, then windy in the morning and a few showers of heavy rain all afternoon. Play had to be suspended for 45 minutes at 13h40 and 4 groups could not complete their round.

During morning session, Spain’s Daniel Osorio signed for best provisional score 70. He equalized his best score, -3, in fourth appearance in Saint-Cyr.

“It was a tough day because it was very windy. On my front nine, I played really bad, poor iron game, but it was weird because I chipped in on the second for birdie and I holed a bunker shot for birdie as well for birdie. Eventually, on the back nine, I started to play better. I made two good birdies so I recorded 70, -3.
The golf course is very demanding. It looks easy but you have to hit straight from the tee otherwise you have no shot to the green. And with this new tee on the 17th, which used to be an easy birdie hole, it is now a tough challenging par 5.”

France’s Alex Kaleka joined Osorio at the very end of the day and his playing partner, Damien Perrier signed for the best score, 69, -4.

“You know, last week when I missed the cut it was the fist time since march 2014!!! I am very consistent, my statistics before last week were excellent and I was second at the ranking without a win.

I fell confident and I started to hole some good putts for birdies, on second I holed 6 meters, about 5 meters on the third. I never had to save a par. It was a good day. I had 32 putts and the score is there.”

Alps Tour leader Josh Loughrey scored 74, +1 and projected cut is +2.

27th June 2015 | Alps Tour Golf

Casey and Larranaga neck and neck

27/06/2015. AlpsTour 2015. 2015 Open International De La Mirabelle D'Or, Golf de La Grange aux Ormes, Metz, France June 25-28. Harry Casey of England during the third round. Credit: Tristan Jones

Harry Casey  Credit: Tristan Jones

England’s Harry Casey will play again with Spain’s Eduardo Larranaga for last round in Open International de la Mirabelle d’Or. After moving day, Casey has a one shot advantage with -12 total.

The tournament this week is a 4 day event which is not so common on the Alps Tour. Harry Casey teed off with -10 and it took him 4 holes to hole his first birdie. His playing partner, Eduardo Larranaga started the round with -9 and did his first birdie on the same hole. But the latter managed for the first time to come back square as he holed a birdie on the fifth hole.

The answer came really quick on the next hole. Casey earned a shot and Larranaga dropped one on the 8th.

Meanwhile, Open de Saint François winner, Italy’s Andrea Maestroni started the day with burning putter. He holed on birdie the third, then for eagle on the fourth and another birdie came on the eighth. He had another eagle on his back nine and eventually signed for the best score of the day, 64 to go to -10 alongside Spain’s Daniel Osorio.

On the way to the club house, the last group were square a second time on the 13th as the Spaniard holed for birdie there he dropped two shots in a row from 15th and despite a bogey for Casey on the last green, he took the final lead by his own.

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