The thunderstorms, inflicting an interruption of play for greater than two hours in the early afternoon, didn’t permit half of the subject to signal a card this Thursday night in Mallemort (13). Eight golfers, nevertheless, take the lead at -6 in the Hopps Open de Provence, including four tricolors. Among them, Sam Testelin, 24, creator of a flagship day with out the slightest error, or Jérôme Lando-Casanova, thirty fifth at the Road (picture).
Very capricious climate this Thursday in the Bouches-du-Rhône for the return of theHopps Open de Provence after a 2020 version canceled resulting from the world pandemic. Thunderstorms in reality stopped the events for greater than two hours in the early afternoon. A delay that was clearly not made up earlier than dusk. Result of the races, half of the subject should rise at daybreak this Friday to finish the first lap earlier than transferring on to the second.
Eight men, nevertheless, took management – provisionally – at -6 of the event on the elegant course of the Pont Royal International Golf Course designed by the legendary Severiano Ballesteros. Among them, four French. The novice Tom valiant, Just 19, was the first to take the lead with a no-bogey card adopted carefully by Alexandre fuchs, 23 years.
The veteran Jerome Lando-Casanova, currently 35th on the Road to Mallorca, additionally shone with eight birdies (in opposition to two bogeys) earlier than seeing Sam testelin, 24, observe swimsuit in the afternoon with an immaculate menu.
Frenchman @sam_testelin playing cards a bogey-free spherical of 66 to affix a gaggle of EIGHT gamers at the prime
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– Challenge Tour (@Challenge_Tour) September 16, 2021
The tricolor quartet is accompanied at the prime of the leaderboard by the skilled Italian Enrico Di Nitto, German Marcel schneider, double winner on the Challenge Tour and current at the final British Open in Royal St George’s, the Swedish Simon Forsstrom and particularly from Chilean Hugo leon, 36 years outdated, twelfth on the Road, victorious British Challenge final September 5.
Numbering 44, the French are for the second to their benefit in Provence since Franck Daux occupies ninth place at -5 forward of Mathieu Decottignies-Lafon (68) and Ugo Coussaud, stopped after 9 holes.
The leaderboard of the greatest different tricolors
Photo: Patrick BOLGER / GETTY IMAGES EUROPE