Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters R2

Romain Langasque takes one-shot lead in Spain

Andalucia Masters 2021 R2
October 14-17
Real Club Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Andalucia Masters 2021 R2 - Romain Langasque takes one-shot lead in Spain
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Romain Langasque produced another 69 to reach 4-under and take the 36-hole lead at Real Club Valderrama.

Andalucia Masters 2021 R2

The Frenchman won his first European Tour title at the 2020 ISPS HANDA Wales Open but has only made two of his last ten cuts this season so far.

Langasque started his round with a birdie at the first, followed by a bogey at the 9th and finally an eagle at the par-5 17th to take a one shot lead.

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“I played really solid again today, like yesterday. My long game is very good – my driving is really good – I drove a good one on 17, hit a good second shot just over the green and made a long putt for the eagle. That was the bonus for the day. Even without that it would have been a good day.

“The wind was better today, but even without wind it’s still a tough course. You have to find good places. The greens were quick this morning – I feel it was a bit tougher than yesterday on them. I didn’t make many mistakes, that was the key for today. I stayed really patient and had a lot of pleasure. That was the most important thing.

“If you make par on every hole, it’ll be a good round. I’m quite offensive off the tee, then I try and find good places on the green with my second shot and then stay patient, that’s it.”

Andalucia Masters 2021 R2

Englishmen Laurie Canter (65), who carded the lowest round of the week, and Matt Fitzpatrick (68) share second place alongside New Zealand’s Ryan Fox (69) and Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg (69).

“The front nine I didn’t really miss a shot,” said Canter. “There was a couple of holes we deliberately played away from, trying to hit it to 20, 25 feet, and then a couple where there’s a window to get it close. I thought the pins were more generous than yesterday but even so, I was obviously delighted to go out in five under which is great round here. The perfectionist in me would have liked to play the last three holes better.”

Andalucia Masters 2021 R2

“I made a bad swing off 16 and then that maybe slightly took me out of the flow I was in. Up until then it was probably the best 15 holes of golf I’ve played on Tour. I’ve had lower scores out here but in terms of control of the golf ball and on a difficult course with quite challenging conditions, certainly on the front nine, it was really, really good

Overnight leader Julien Guerrier of France slipped back into a share of sixth place at 2-under after signing for a 73. He is joined by England’s Robert Rock (68), Scotland’s Scott Jamieson (68) and Spain’s Alejandro Cañizares (69).

Andalucia Masters 2021 R2