Golf. Maxime Olivo in the right tempo at the French championship. sport

Thanks to his father, Thierry, Maxime Olivo, then 5 years old, began to survey the greens of the Baden golf course, where he resumed lessons at the age of 6, at the golf school.

Today, under the rule of Antoine Le Gall, the 14-year-old player has a negative index (-0.5) and has achieved good scores in “France”. “It’s a good result, I finished second after the two-day qualifying phase, played in strokeplay, where we were 86 players. »

Seven hard days

The classification of the qualification makes it possible to establish a table for the phase of matches “ where only the first 32 were kept. Matches are one-on-one (like tennis), and I made it to the final.” where the Morbihannais fell on a bone in the person of Théophile Archer (golf des Ormes), another Breton with long teeth. “It was very tight. I lost on the last hole. »

After seven days of competition and seven consecutive courses, the Baden player had to give up against an opponent he knows well. “I had a very good level of play in the first two rounds, playing twice under par. I kept this level of play until the end of the week. I had a good attitude on the course, which allowed me to win games even when I was trailing. »

With Théophile Archer, the two players have followed each other since their debut. “We regularly travel together for competitions in France, and abroad thanks to the League which moves us”, like the Belgian internationals where Maxime Olivo finished 11th at the start of July, “I’m on vacation until the end of August. In September/October, I will play adult Grands Prix, like Cicé Blossac where I finished third last year”, a year 2021 where the Morbihannais took the title of champion of Brittany U14.

To progress, the former student of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste college in Arradon will continue his studies in 3rd grade at the Sainte-Marie college in Dinard where the Brittany league is opening a golf section with accommodation at Creps. “The sandy course in Dinard should allow me to benefit from better training conditions during the winter. I will have flexible time slots with three half-days of golf per week, I want to succeed in my studies and play at a high level. And I will be internal, which should change the life of the young teenager who put all the assets on his side to succeed.


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