Oct 16th, 2021
Langasque leads Andalucía Masters
Frenchman leads by one going into the weekend at Valderrama
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The Frenchman, who won his first European Tour title at last year’s Wales Open, carded 15 pars, a birdie, and his second eagle of the week, dropping just one shot, as he signed for a four-under-par total at the halfway stage at Real Club Valderrama.
The 26-year-old, winner of the Amateur Championship in 2015, is one stroke ahead of a group of four golfers, with just 12 players under par after 36 holes on one of Europe’s most formidable courses.
“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," said Langasque.
Laurie Canter signed for the lowest round of the week thus far, a six-under-par 65, to share second on three-under with compatriot Matt Fitzpatrick, who is making his first start since his Ryder Cup appearance at Whistling Straits, New Zealand’s Ryan Fox and Sebastian Söderberg of Sweden.
Fitzpatrick, in particular, was happy with his round.
“I played great. There’s no other way to describe it. I was really solid. I barely missed a green and a fairway. I putted pretty solid too. I’m not really disappointed. It’s a tough way to finish, but I feel like I’m playing well – I just have to keep it up."
Two-time European Tour winner Alejandro Cañizares, who is also a member at Real Club Valderrama, is the leading Spaniard, sharing sixth with three others on two-under-par.