Victor Garcia Broto Sole Leader After Round 2
October 15th, 2021, Modena – Having shared the lead yesterday, Victor Garcia Broto pulled ahead of the rest of the field today to sit -12 (132) after Round 2 of the Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final here at the Modena Golf & Country Club. Plus there was a record-breaking round further down the leader board.
The 24 year-old Spaniard stayed focussed to card a 68 (-4) for the day with five birdies and just one bogey, his first of the tournament so far :
« I really enjoyed my round today . I felt really comfortable and could move the ball how I wanted to. It felt great. I tried to be as aggressive as yesterday but some putts went in and others not. I think my long game was probably my strong point today as it gave me the opportunity for lots of birdies. So tomorrow I’ll keep the same strategy as yesterday and today and keep fighting to the end ».
Two strokes behind are the Italian, Carlo Casalegno and David Carey from Ireland on -10 (134). The Irishman was first into the clubhouse with a 67 (-5) for the round :
« Today was tough, I really played badly the front nine, but the back nine I just stayed very patient, kept my head down and made a couple of putts on the way in which is great. I stayed really calm and said to myself, just one shot at a time and try and hit the next shot as well as I could and thankfully I got better towards the end. I was aggressive off the tee and tried to be fully committed. Sometimes I wasn’t so good at that and sometimes I was better. On the 18th, I hit the driver down the right-hand side, made the fairway then hit a wedge to within twenty feet and made the putt ».
His eagle putt on the 18th gave him a 31 (-5) for the back nine after two birdies and two bogeys going out.
Carlo Casalegno had a bogey-free 66 (-6) today with two birdies out and four in :
« I hit the ball really well today and struck some good shots off the tee and good second shots. But, with the conditions of the greens I think the most important part of my game today was the putter. I really putted well and made six birdies and no bogeys. For the par five game, yesterday I made one bogey and today no bogeys and some birdies. The condition of the course is getting better day by day. Today it was a little bit dryer than yesterday so my strategy changed in some situations but one thing that doesn’t change is the condition of the greens. The ball rolls perfectly, I’m finding a good timing so they’re a good speed for me ».
In third place on -9 (135) are two Italians, Gregorio De Leo and Alessandro Tadini. Yesterday’s joint leader, De Leo had a difficult front nine with a double-bogey on the 3rd, two bogeys and two birdies. He recovered on the back nine with three birdies and no bogeys to finish with 71 (-1) for the day. Tadini had an error-free round with four birdies and an eagle for a 66 (-6).
Round of the day went to Davey Porsius from the Netherlands. He broke the course record with a 63 (-9) after carding two bogeys, nine birdies and an eagle on the par 5 , 18th. His achievement moved him up to joint sixth place on -6.
The final round tees off tomorrow at 9 :21 am from tees 1 and 10 at the end of which the Order of Merit will decide the ten places on the Challenge Tour for the 2022 season.
The Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final 2021 is promoted by the Alps Tour with the fundamental support of the Italian Golf Federation, Modena Golf & Country Club, and the Emilia Romagna Region.
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