Thanks to a very good endgame, Julien Sale returned his best card of the week on Saturday. The 24-year-old Reunionese decided to go pro at the end of this tournament and is enjoying his last moments under the amateur banner.
Julien Sale, birthday
72, 69 then 68, Julien Sale continues to improve at the Cazoo Open de France. Alain Alberti's protege had a good end to the game during the moving day with three birdies at 14, 16 and 18 synonymous with a -3 card.
"Three birdies on the last five holes to finish, it's great especially since it is perhaps the hardest and most stressful part of the course, confided the ultramarine of the Golf de Saint-Cloud. Overall I played really well all day with very few mistakes so I'm happy.
The main objective is to finish as high as possible in the table so I give the maximum every day and we will see at the end. » Second overall on the Alps Tour circuit two tournaments before the end of the season, Julien Sale (just like Tom Vaillant) is 95% guaranteed to play on the Challenge Tour next year.
After defending the French colors at the World Championships earlier this month, he is playing his first and last Open de France as an amateur. "It's my last amateur tournament so I'm enjoying it but it's also what I dream of doing, being on the DP World Tour and being there as soon as possible, even maybe next year.
There I am here to store experience, I see how it unfolds inside the ropes. I approach it all the same how the other tournaments, I do my training, my game. I'm trying to settle in properly and do well." Monday, the day of his 25th birthday, the ex-student of Arkansas State University will therefore terminate his amateur status and begin a professional career during which he will regularly rub shoulders with high European level.
"It's not bad because I was able to compare my game with the players in the round who passed the cut. The first two days, I did not necessarily produce my best golf but I still managed to pass the cut quite calmly without having played very well. It shows that I have the level and that I will be able to play in this category.