15th July 2011 | Alps Tour Golf
Vicente Blazquez Madrid
Spaniards were the best today on their land. Vicente Blazquez, 35 year old, played as in a dream and did not make any mistake. Signing for a splendid 63-8-under-par with no dropped shot, he leads by three the Peugeot Tour Alps de Madrid. Carlos Garcia Simarro, 35 year old as well, took second position after scoring 67 for -7 total. To complete Spain’s podium, 37 year old Gabriel Canizares, Alejandro European Tour brother.
In club house de Club de Campo de Villa de Madrid, the Open and images from Sandwich was on air all day long. While Miguel Angel Jimenez was doing great at Saint Georges, Spain’s players paid tribute to Spaniard golf. No less than 5 players from the Iberia peninsula the first 6 places. England’s Jason Barnes is the only foreigner among these red-and-yellow flags. Last week winner, France’s Michael Hill is 7th tie with fellow Matthieu Bey.
Vicente Blazquez explained his huge score by a kind of luck and solid long game.
“I only missed 3 greens but what made the difference is that I holed 3 or 4 putts from about 10 meters… I am very confident you know as I am leading Madrid Tour. I’ve been playing very constant for many weeks. My work with Quico Luna is great And helped me a lot. I have never won here and obviously I will try to be as solid tomorrow”.
At 4th place, two former winner of the tournament: Santiago Luna in 2000 and Eduardo De La Riva in 2007. They both said it helps a lot to know the course.
The cut is fixed at level for exactly 40 professionals and one amateur.