JB Gonnet and Julien Brun tame the demanding Stadium Course – Golf Planète

Jean-Baptiste Gonnett STUART FRANKLIN/GETTY IMAGES EUROPE/Getty Images via AFP)

Signing the same card of 68 (-4), Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (photo) and Julien Brun ideally start their week at PGA Catalunya. The tricolor duo thus advanced to seventh place, two lengths behind the leaders, the Dane Jeff Winther and the South Africans Oliver Bekker and Darren fichardt.


Everything had started badly for Jean Baptiste Gonnet this Thursday in the very demanding stadium race of PGA Catalonia Golf and Wellness. The player from Azur, who had made a saving birdie last Friday the 18th in Tarragona to hang himself two extra laps over the weekend, effectively conceded two bogeys in the first four holes before, fortunately, reacting like a champion, putting the birdies (six in this case) including five between holes 12 and 17.

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A good boost (despite the fierce wind) that allows him to aim for seventh place at -4 (68) in the company of Julian Brownalso much more in his favor in the second leg (two birdies, a double in the first leg) with four closed birdies between holes 11 and 17.

I’m very happysummarizes in the microphone of world tour dp Antibois based in Prague (Czech Republic). In particular, with the wind swirling a lot, often strong and complicated flags. Starting this way is great. And that puts me in a good position for the future. I feel good at the moment, besides, I have the opportunity to come here quite often. (in practice) with the team st laurent. It is one of the best places in Europe. It is a real test. We enjoy. It’s really great! »

Thomas Levet in May 2009

Therefore, the two Frenchmen ideally start their week in Girona, here in the old site of the European Cards and where Thomas Levet had picked up theSpanish Open on May 3, 2009, just two strokes away from a trio made up of the Danish jeff winterwinner last October in Mallorca, and the South Africans Oliver Becker Y Darren Chipardt.

The latter, impeccable at the start of the par 4 of the 18th and only in the lead at -8, unfortunately suffered a strong double bogey and nevertheless recorded a very solid 66 (-6), as in the first round of the MyGolfLife Open at home in South Africa on March 10 (before finishing 35 after 72 holes).

Among the other thirteen French golfers present this week in Catalonia, which celebrates 50 years of the European Tour (the first tournament was played here in Girona (Spanish Open from April 12 to 15, 1972) in the Pals Golf Club and won by the Spanish antonio garrido), we meet Adrian Saddier in 20th place at -2 (70) ahead Raphael Jacquelinejust as comfortable in the Iberian Peninsula, antoine rozner Y joel stalter31 to -1 (71).

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