Before the remaining rationalization of the WATC 2022 reserved for the Golf National, the first half of the rating (36 international locations) met in St. Nom-la-Bretèche the place the goal was to go as little as doable in the scores. A mission completely achieved by the Swedes who dream of reaching the double one week after their feminine counterparts!
From our particular correspondent, Philippe P Hermann,
Japan, Italy, France performed collectively and accomplished the morning a part of the 1st, behind the trio Spain, Norway, United States. But the six favorites for the podium on Saturday night have been shocked by the cannon return of the Swedish workforce which put an finish to the Japanese domination up to now unchallenged.
We did advantageous, it doesn’t matter what. We play the win, so we’re not to complain […] It’s cool to complete at the National beneath strain and stress.
In golf, you should not swear to something. If Semikawa remained out of attain at -18 on its card, Italy returned to equality with Japan a couple of holes from the finish, a type of achievement for Bovari and Celli who ensured the blow in 68 and 69.
Then Sweden got here again from a deficit of 13 strokes on Japan, led by a Tobias Jonsson beginning on a uncommon eagle (drive-wedge) for a fantastically crafted private -8.
At the exit, Sweden, ranging from 10, even took the lead at -23 due to 64 from Jonsson and 66 from Aberg. “Last night, the plan put in place involved a surplus of aggressiveness”, Jonsson advised us. ” It succeeded. We will nonetheless be tomorrow, that is for certain, as we need to win. But teams can copy our efficiency of the day”. And Jonnie Eriksson, captain since 2015, added: I’m not shocked. The purple course of St. Nom may be very appreciated by my troop. And I’m additionally counting on Adam Wallin who likes the Albatross much more », What his 73 in the 1st spherical does not likely verify.
The unvoiced Japanese, the French on the lookout
Japan remaining silent at -22, are subsequently overtaken and joined in 2nd place by Team USA and the transalpine triplet. For its half, France didn’t let go, positioned at -21, due to the 5 pictures taken by Julien Sale and Tom Vaillant. ” We did advantageous, it doesn’t matter what. We play the win, so we’re not to complain mentioned Tom Vaillant.
” It’s cool to finish at the National under pressure and tension. It is important. We’re not in the final games, but that’s okay because we’ll see what the others do on all holes. By doing the job, we can quietly wait for the others to finish. Watchword: avoid nonsense “.
Classification by teams