Fred Lacroix on the heels of leader in Portugal



by ANDREA GUSSONI

Fred Lacroix on the heels of leader in Portugal
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A week after the resounding success of Martin Couvra in Spain, it is the turn of Frédéric Lacroix to host the Portuguese stage of the European Tour promotion circuit. The Parisian confirmed his good start to the tournament on Thursday (66) with a card of 69 returned in the middle of the day on the Royal Óbidos course located around sixty kilometers north of Lisbon.

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The Racing player is on the provisional podium at mid-tournament, three shots behind leader Manuel Elvira and in the event of a good result on Sunday he would significantly improve his position overall.

Currently 29th, he must enter the top 20 at the beginning of November at the end of the last tournament of the season (from November 2 to 5 in Mallorca) to regain his right to play on the DP World Tour. Also off to a good start is the winner of the Dormy Open 2021, Felix Mory.

Second in the tournament last year, the 29-year-old hopes to get closer to the top 45 to participate in the final in the Balearic Islands. Author of two cards of 68, his 3rd and 4th consecutive cards under 70 on this course, Mory is in the top 10 after 36 holes.

4 other tricolors made the cut. Pierre Pineau, Clément Bérardo and the neo pro Martin Couvra. For his return to competition after an “off” week, the current leader of the French clan on the Challenge Tour, Ugo Coussaud managed to qualify for the weekend at the very end of the game.

The second of the Road to Mallorca made 4 birdies on his last 8 holes. Portugal (Portuguese: Portugal; Mirandese: Pertual), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa), is a member state of the European Union.

It is located in the westernmost position of all the states of continental Europe. Westernmost part of the Iberian Peninsula, in southern Europe, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with approximately 830 kilometers of coastline to the south and west, it borders only with Spain (Galicia to the north, Castile and León, Extremadura and Andalusia to the east).

Its territory, corresponding to the ancient Roman province of Lusitania, occupies a strip of territory approximately 700 km long and 150/200 km wide which descends from the mountains of the Iberian Meseta to the Atlantic coast.

Favored by this particular position, over the centuries the kingdom of Portugal managed to acquire considerable maritime experience which allowed it to build a vast colonial domain, with possessions on all continents, which only dissolved in the 1970s.

Of it, the two archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira remain, which are part of the national territory as autonomous regions. It is part of NATO, the Council of Europe, the OECD and the European Union.

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