Romain Langasque and Antoine Schwartz won the French Open professional doubles competitions on the Gulf of Bassin Bleu in Reunion Island, having led the event from start to finish, despite the impressive tenacity of Julien Foret and Alexandre Daydou, defeated a small dot after 54 holes!
Romain Langasque and Antoine Schwartz are the new French professional champions of doubles! On the heels of its brilliant performance in the final of the European charts, Langasque has once again posted an exceptional level of play that augurs a good season to come on the European Tour, after a first timid passage in 2017. The golfer The 23-year-old has signed the birdie of victory at 18 for a final score of -20! And it took this birdie to repel the assaults of their opponents in the last part, Alexandre Daydou, carried by his audience Reunion, and especially Julien Foret, author of an exceptional score!
Julien Foret on a cloud
After having missed very little an eagle to the 9, it is the New Caledonian who has planted an eagle at 14 … before succeeding a new eagle to 18 after a monumental drive and a shot of iron 9 at the mast! "At the start of the 14th, I was not expecting a tournament end like that," Langasque smiled respectfully. Decreased in his preparation by a wrist injury, Antoine Schwartz did not despair in returning a five-meter putt for birdie at 17, in response to the putt seven meters for birdie … Julien Foret! Nobody did better than the 61 of Foret and Daydou in Fourballs, whether it's Thursday or Saturday. But Langasque and Schwartz, leaders since the first day, were just too strong! And unlike last season, they did not crack in foursome. "This time we were solid foursome (70) and that was one of the keys, especially compared to last year (77)," concluded Langasque.
New podium for Antoine Rozner
For the second consecutive year, Antoine Rozner reached the podium with a third place alongside Louis Cohen-Boyer, one year after his second place with his brother Olivier, a young retiree from the professional world. The other resident of the European Tour, Matthieu Pavon, a little less fit for three months, is satisfied with the fourth place alongside Xavier Poncelet, just ahead of Mathieu Decottignies-Lafon and Clément Rameaux who occupy a beautiful fifth place. Romain Langasque and Matthieu Pavon were already expected in Mauritius to play the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open (November 29-December 2). They will be joined by Julien Brun and Antoine Rozner, invited for the occasion, with Mathieu Decottignies-Lafon who will make the trip hoping to leave his status of reserve player …