For this 2017 edition of the French Invitational Championship, The World Amateur Tour welcomed competitors excited to play this second leg on two of the most exclusive golf courses in France such as the Paris International Golf Club and Golf de Morfontaine. Olivier Edmond winner of a European Tour card in 1997 and two time Open de France champion Jean-François Remésy offered their very best advice to help our players face the challenging greens of Morfontaine and the rainy conditions at PIGC.
The training session and first round were played at the Paris International Golf Club where PIGC owner and member of the World Amateur Tour Philippe Bucheton and his staff offered us the very best welcome. On a golf course exhibiting breathtaking artwork, the players faced some shower in the afternoon which didn’t prevent three French players from taking the lead. This first day highlighted the performance of Grégori Vincens with the best score of the round followed by Harold de Villemandy tied with Jacky Casanova who showed great consistency on the Tour with a Top 5 finish for the second consecutive time this year.
The very exclusive and private Golf de Morfontaine opened its doors to the second round of the leg. With improved weather conditions, the players gave their very best on challenging greens. Harold de Villemandy finishes on top after a hard fought battle with his playing partners Jacky Casanova and Grégori Vincens.
Stéphanie Viscolo from Switzerland showed great stamina winning the women series while american Jerry Sarvadi, Renaissance Club owner in Scotland took the lead to victory of the Senior series, thus winning his second trophy on the Tour.
From June 22nd to June 25th World Amateur Tour players will meet up at spectacular Trump Turnberry Golf Club in Scotland. Let’s see if Jacky Casanova can join the winner’s circle.