French Youth Championship: the first four trophies

U12 boys: happy Lignereux

The second episode of the stroke play qualifying phase was similar to the first for Simon Lignereux. He was even better, at least in terms of the score. Indeed, the player from Le Havre, already in the lead after the first act, signed this Monday a card of 73 (+2), notably punctuated by three birdies.

Simon Lignereux led this qualification from start to finish in the U12 boys.

With a total of +5 on the 36 holes, he finished in the lead, gleaning a first golden medal during this week at the Governor’s Golf Club. “I tried to focus only on what I had to do, he emphasizes. I knew very well that otherwise, I was going to lose focus and do bad things. I preferred to stay focused, and it worked. “

The second place of this qualification goes to Paul Martin (Paris Country Club), which unlike Lignereux had a significantly better second day. From 78, the Parisian went this Monday to a 72 (+1), having spent a good part of the day under par.

Just behind Martin Rizzon (Golf Académie 57), only third with a card of 76 (+5) and a total of +9, Titouan Bush (Caen La Mer) signed the best card of the day, 71 (by). After two birdies on his first two holes, then two bogeys at 4 and 7, the Norman player went on pars until the end of his game. By gaining 23 places in the standings, he alone takes 4th place, at +11.

U12 girls: Kong without sharing

In the U12 girls either, the day this Monday did not see any upheaval as regards the top of the standings. On the contrary, Alice Kong, two-time defending champion, widened the gap by returning a card of 67 (-4), reaching the total of -5.

After a go in par, she entered a wedge of about thirty meters on the par 4 of 12 to make an eagle, then returned birdies at 15 and 18. She won in this qualifying phase with six strokes ahead. “I performed well on the wedges and the attacks on the greens, she reacts. So, I was able to put myself not very far from the holes, and my putting was better than yesterday (Sunday). »

His runner-up, who was also one of his playing partners during these two days, is Celeste Bobo-Lloret. Coleader after the first round, the Marseille player La Salette had a chaotic end to going, with four bogeys from 5 to 8. But she held the score behind, no longer conceding any blow to the Montaplan layout, and he did. even taking one at 11.

The gap is also significant (seven strokes) with the trio sharing third place, and which is made up of Lana Guyot (White House), Celeste Darloy (Mérignies) and Axelle Guillemard (Lyon Salvagny).

Benjamins: the full day of Alzas

Callixte Alzas came back from behind to take first place.

For Callixte Hikes, who was one stroke behind the leaders after the first round, the second day started with a bang: after a birdie at 2, the Saint-Cloud player made the first hole-in-one of the week, on the par 3 of 4. He didn’t stop there, with birdies at 7 and 8. Even with three late-game bogeys (and one last birdie at 16), he signed a card of 69 (-3 ), to take the first place at -4.

“My putting worked well, analyze Callixte Hikes. My driving too, and on this course, it’s really important. I think that’s what made the difference. “

Just behind him at -2, Raphael Jusseaume (Golf de Touraine) signed the best card of the day, with a 68 (-4). He thus shares second place with Arthur carlier (Chantilly), who played 72 (by). The top 5 is completed by Ewen Falcher (Lanniron Quimper) and Alexandre Petit-Pin (Marseille La Salette), both in the par total.

Benjamines: Rubichon on the wire

Zoé Rubichon battled with Juliette Demeaux until the 4th hole in the playoff.

Only the youngest had to rely on a playoff to determine who to Juliette Demeaux (RCF La Boulie) or Zoe Rubichon (Golf des Volcans) was going to pocket this qualification. A playoff that lasted four holes, but the second of which finally emerged as a winner, securing a bogey from his opponent.

“It’s always a goal to win the qualification, says Zoe Rubichon. It will give me confidence for the future, and position me well in the table for the match play phase. “

Earlier in the day, however, the better card of the two had been that of Juliette Demeaux, with a 71 (-1) which had precisely allowed her to scavenge the delay she was counting on Zoé Rubichon, who returned for its part a 72 (par). Equally at +1, the duo is ahead Sara Brentcheneff (Golf Club de Lyon), 74 (+2) this Monday, and at +3 on both rounds. Melanie Denley (Golf Academy 57) and Solene Balet (Paris Country Club), already side by side after one turn, are always side by side after two, in 4th place at +4.

 
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