11th December 2015 | Alps Tour Golf

Battle against the wind in La Cala


Lambert Cochet of France (c) Agathe Séron

France’s Lambert Cochet is the only non British player to win one of the 3 first Q School stage on America course. Englishmen Reece Philips and Ollie Roberts won on Europa course and James Adams on Asia course.

Gusts of wind changed the rules of play for this second and last round of Q School Stage 1. All courses defended themselves very well and only 6 players shot under par today, four on Asia course and 2 on Europa.

Cochet shot 74 and finished +1 total to overpass the overnight leader on America course Scotland’s John Gallagher. James Adams fired 68 on Asia course today after his 69 of yesterday, he is the only player who shot under par both rounds.

“Been a great few days, made even better by some good golf showing up! Very fun and tricky course in quality condition, looking forward to final Qualifying and another week out of rainy England!”

His countrymen Reece Philips and Ollie Roberts won on Europa course with -2 total.

The 42 spots on Asia and 22 on America have been earned but the darkness forced the last two players involved in a play off on Europa course (29 spots) to stop the game. Belgium’s Nicholas Makhoul and France’s Mickaël Almeida already played 7 extra holes 10th-11th-17th-18th-10th-11th-17th and no one took advantage. The game will resume at 9:00 tomorrow morning.

10th December 2015 | Alps Tour Golf

Brits set the pace in La Cala

01/05/2015 01/05/2015. AlpsTour 2015. Tunisian Golf Open, El Kantaoui Golf Club, Hammam Sousse, Tunisia. April 30-May 3. John Gallagher of Scotland during the second round. Credit: Tristan Jones

 John Gallagher of Scotland Credit: Tristan Jones

Great Britian is very well represented after first round of Q School Stage One. England’s Ollie Roberts and James Adams, Scot John Gallagher all lead. Victor Perez of France ties for pole position with Adams.

The battle takes place on 3 different golf courses of La Cala Resort. England’s Ollie Roberts, 23, coming from Hong-Kong, shot 68 -3 on Europa course to lead by two strokes over fellow countryman Nick McCarthy. These only two players shot under par on this course.

On Asia course, two players share the lead with -3, 69. England’s James Adams, 21 and France’s Victor Perez, 23 signed for best score on the easiest of the three course, eleven competitors managed to break par there today. France’s David Giaoui aced the Asia’s 17th with wedge 52°.

On America course, Scotland’s John Gallagher took a 2 stroke lead thanks to 3 under par card 69 over France Lambert Cochet. Both are former Alps Tour members and both got injured the past season. Gallagher is the only cack handed golfer (right hand player but right hand on top of the grips) to play on pro circuit in Europe.

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