Even if Greg Havret saw others and lifted prestigious trophies, this final of the 1st Trainig Tournament Landes Solidarité will leave him with a bitter taste. Starting this Friday morning with three strokes ahead of Julien Brun and four over Antoine Rozner, the triple winner on the European Tour delivered a magnificent game for 17 and a half holes. But his second shot on the 17th (ball in the water) cost him dearly and Havret finally bowed to the first play-off hole against Antoine Rozner.
Before this blow, all was well for the 2nd of the US Open 2010 which started the birdies machine from the 4th to point to -19 total after 9 holes but especially with four strokes ahead of Julien Brun and five on Antoine Rozner. Yes but here it is, his double at 17 brought Rozner closer to two lengths. In the 18th, a Havret bogey coupled with a Racingman birdie put the two men back to back at the end of the 54th and final hole of the tournament.
Rozner, power and precision
Direction a play-off mastered by the younger of the two. On 18th, Rozner found the green bunker on the right in two. Still reeling from his endgame, his elder lost his second shot in the trees. He could only find one piece of green in three, almost fifteen meters from the hole. His birdie attempt passed close to the flag but without falling. Antoine Rozner did not miss his chance and investigated his putt for birdie 3m uphill with panache.
Antoine Rozner gave himself a nice gift before the resumption of the season.
” I am really delighted and I cannot ask for anything more. I have a little thought for Greg who made a great tournament and who perhaps deserved to win it. Now it's golf. Congratulations to him, he plays really well and he can still do very nice things for us. For my part, I hit a lot of good shots and I am very happy to have held like that under pressure. It's a good sign for the resumption of the season “
A successful week
Julien Brun ranks 3rd at -13 just ahead of Alex Levy at -12. Among the girls, Emma Grechi's victory at -2. For its first edition, the Training Tournament Landes Solidarité is a success and will have attracted more than 500 people to Seignosse for this third and last round. ” It is a great success. We only had good feedback from the players and a good competitive spirit, confided Sébastien Vivé, creator of the tournament. With Tom Ayling (Alexander Levy's cadet and also at the initiative of TTLS 2020), we are not event organizers. We did what we could with the people around us. A big thank you to all our partners but also the FFGolf and in particular Agnès Sallandrouze, who has always supported and accompanied us. We had a perfect week with good weather and a dream finish. It is happiness. “
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