He is a young man of 25 years, completely unknown to the general public, who seized command of a disturbed by weather (three hours late because of rain) tournament. Andrew Loupe is its name, has two strokes ahead of five men, including the current leader of the FedEx Cup, Jimmy Walker, recent winner of the Sony Open in Hawaii.
The magic of golf once again operated. Andrew Loupe, totally unknown to the public, only 25 years, turned pro in 2011, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, no cut taken in five tournaments played since the beginning of the season on the PGA Tour, offers his fifteen minutes of fame by leading the AT & T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
The American, with a fantastic card 63 (-8) without bogey on the golf course the most affordable of the three proposed this week in California (Shore Course Monterrey Peninsula), taking two shots ahead of five men whose the current leader in the FedEx Cup, Jimmy Walker, author of a great 66 (-6) in Pebble Beach, considered the most complicated route. Eleven rounds played at the highest level, Magnifying Glass, from the Web.com Tour, the U.S. 2nd Division, had broken once the barrier 70. There he sprayed merrily. Great art!
40 Players Still In The Game.
“I’ve always played with confidence despite the three-hour delay on the original schedule, he said some media face little incredulous. It’s amazing what happens to me but I believe in 100% my abilities, as I believe 100% in my coach, my family. If I’m here, in mind, is that I have not played too bad. I know that there is only one tower completed. And more … But I feel great. I missed several successive cuts but my game is improving week by week. To me repeat that kind of day where everything seems to get it. I obviously would like to be more consistent, more regular. But, I especially want to keep this momentum .
This AT & T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, already delayed by three hours due to heavy rains fell in the morning of Thursday, was interrupted at 5:33 p.m. local (2:33 in France) for lack of brightness. The end of the first round will therefore end on Friday at 7:45 (3:45 p.m. in France). Several big favorites already pointing the tip of their nose. As Phil Mickelson for example, four times winner of the competition. -5 Seventh hole No. 15 (Monterrey Peninsula), Lefty has the opportunity to catch up with the leading group (40 players have not yet signed their card).
Dubuisson Hanging Over The Back
Seventh Spyglass Hill but dry at the clubhouse with a 67 (-5), Jordan Spieth stands also claiming the victory. Ditto for Dustin Johnson, double winner in 2009 and 2010, seventeenth to -4 (68), also at Spyglass Hill
Very convincing on the outward nine holes (back to him) with a -2, Victor Dubuisson collapsed on the back (hence the go), conceding a nasty 4 including a double bogey and three bogeys for a single birdie on yet deemed more “affordable” route as Spyglass and Pebble Beach. The French, ranking 135th still provisional, which shares its part with Pascal Grizot, Vice-President and President of the FFG Commission Ryder Cup 2018 must react despite the complexity of course he must now face. Had he not been the best on the South Course at Torrey Pines during the second round of the Farmers Insurance, however, considered to be much more difficult than the North Course?
Ranking 1st Round At The Interruption:
1. Andrew Loupe (USA) 63 (-8) (Monterrey Peninsula)
2. Stuart Appleby (Aus) 65 (-6) (Monterrey Peninsula)
-. Jimmy Walker (USA) 66 (-6) (Pebble Beach)
-. Jim Renner (USA) 65 (-6) (Monterrey Peninsula)
-. Scott Gardiner (Aus) 65 (-6) (Monterrey Peninsula)
-. Richard H. Lee (USA) 65 (-6) (Monterrey Peninsula)
135. Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 73 (+2) (Monterrey Peninsula)