Ford finishes 5th in France
Adrian Ford, 20 year old Durbanville Golf Club member, recorded 70 and 73, one under and two over par respectively, in the last two rounds, played today, to finish on a 72 hole aggregate of 283, one under par, in the French International Stroke Play Championship being played on the Veneuil layout of the Chantilly Golf Club, north of Paris.
After 36 holes, Ford was two under par and in fourth place. His final 36 hole score was good enough for a share in fifth position, eight shots off the pace. Ford’s final round of 73 included a double bogey, on the par 4 4th hole, two bogeys and two birdies.
Ford was the only South African, of the four who started this competition, to make the cut.
Frenchman David Antonelli recorded a comfortable win, finishing on 275, nine under par, five shots clear of the field. He was in a class of his own, being the only player to record all four rounds under par, 69, 68, 68 and a final round of 70. His win comes just two weeks after finishing second in the English Golf Union’s Brabazon Trophy.
Jacques Blaauw (156), Derick Ferreira (155) and Ryan Clarke (154) all missed the cut, which was set at 148, six over par, yesterday. All three players were right at the back of the field getting the worst of the driving rain that prevailed in the afternoon. “The greens were almost unplayable towards the end of the day’s play,” explained Enver Hassen, team manager and Senior Vice President of the South African Golf Association.
French International Amateur Stroke Play Championship
Veneuil layout, Chantilly Golf Club, Par 71 (72 hole par: 284)
275 – David Antonelli (FRA) (69,68,68,70)
280 – Frederico Colombo (ITA) (71,73,67,69)
281 – Allen John (GER) (70,71,70,70)
282 – Florian Fritsch (GER) (73,66,70,73)
283 – Mayel Oueld ES Cheikh (FRA) (75,68,73,67), Guillaume Cambis (FRA) (77,68,70,68), Adrian Ford (RSA) (67,73,70,73)