Langasque and Berardo third behind a “Martian” Bradbury

Romain Langasque and Clément Berardo kicked off the new season of the DP World Tour perfectly by taking third place in the Joburg Open after a first round interrupted by storms, two lengths behind Englishman Daniel Bradbury, who equals the course record.

Qualified in extremis for the DP World Tour Championship, and finally twentieth of the grand final of the European circuit, Romain Langasque ideally start his new season with a card of 65 (-6) at the Joburg Open. Starting from hole number 10 in the first morning games, the native of Cabris (Alpes-Maritimes) posted a score of -3 after four holes! His only bogey of the day at 14 did not hold him back and the winner of the 2020 Welsh Open finished with a score of -6, two lengths behind the leader of the day.

Berardo on fire at the recovery!

Same score for Clement Berardo (-6), but the Auxerrois did not have the opportunity to complete their eighteen holes. Stopped by a first interruption of play of less than an hour, the 36-year-old Habs caught fire on the restart with four birdies in a row from 8 to 11… before being definitively stopped at 12.

Bradbury’s “Martian” Map

The two brilliant Tricolores of the day still left the spotlight to the Englishman Daniel Bradbury. The Briton did not play like a Martian, especially since he has nothing to do with his namesake, the American anticipation writer Ray author of the Martian Chronicles, but his score of -8, despite a double -bogey at 15 and a final bogey at 9, still surreal! Well helped by his two eagles on 3 and 5 to equal the record of the Houghton Golf Course in Johannesburg (63), Bradbury is one point ahead of the young German Nick Bachem.

Three other tricolors under par

Also from the Challenge Tour like Bachem, since he won the last Road to Mallorca in addition to the Vaudreuil Golf Challenge, the Englishman Nathan Kimsey is fifth, alongside Thriston Laurent. The South African is the only player already qualified for the next British Open at Royal Liverpool, three tickets of which are up for grabs this week. Julian Warrior (-3 after 15 holes), Jeong Weon Ko (-1) and Clement Sordet (-1 after 13 holes), are the other French under par, just ahead Gregory Bourdy and Robin Sciot-Siegrist (by). David Raveto is satisfied with a card of 74 (+3).

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