Three French in the 6 of the Open de France, Rasmus Hojgaard remains leader

This time Rasmus Hojgaard was not the only one flying on the Albatross. In the same game as the Dane, Antoine Rozner let himself be carried away by the support of the public, excited to find side by side the leader of the French Open and the best tricolor of the day. The Parisian felt “just at home”. With his card of 66 (-5), the double winner on the European Tour goes back to 4th place, tied with Alexander Björk at -7 total.

A convincing start to the week, and yet the French flag flies even higher, up to second place for Paul Barjon (-9 total). “Second after the first two days, it’s a good position. I didn’t hit the ball exactly like yesterday (Thursday), but I’m doing with only one bogey so it’s positive. I hope to hit the ball a little better tomorrow (Saturday). There is always the possibility that someone overplays a week, I try to do the best I can and we will see on Sunday the dolphin of Rasmus Hojgaard.

On his course, played in 68, the New Caledonian also offered himself an incredible eagle at 14. “I told my brother that getting within a radius of 1.50m would be pretty good because we had to go to the edge of the green, there is the bunker on the left, you shouldn’t be too aggressive. And in the end, it came together perfectly. It happens, a putt of 20 meters, not necessarily too flat and it goes in”he explains.

While George Coetzee completes the podium (-8 total), there are three Blues in the top 6 with Mathieu Decottignies-Lafon (-6 total): “I’m happy with my game. I pass through par on the way without missing a golf shot, I didn’t putt, it was quite frustrating. But I stayed calm, I played very good golf and I knew that at some point it would turn. And it turned. I finished with four birdies in the last seven holes with some very solid par putts. We will have to continue like this this weekend and try to slip a few more putts to get the fanatic in front.. The locals shone even among the amateurs since Oihan Guillamoundeguy, Tom Vaillant, Julien Sale and Martin Couvra passed the cut.

In front, far ahead, Rasmus Hojgaard continued at his infernal pace. No new course record at stake, of course, let’s not be too greedy. The same score as Dale Whitnell at -6 too. But this 65 card is the best of the second round. Above all, with his -15 total, the young Dane signed the French Open record after 36 holes. One again. The 21-year-old now presents himself as the big favorite to succeed Nicolas Colsaerts.


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