By Jack Persons
CHANTILLY, France (May 23, 2014) Frenchman Matheiu Decottignies-Lafon shot a six-under 65 today to lead the French Amateur Stroke Play by one shot.
His round included two eagles, both of which came on par fives. He also included three birdies and a single bogey.
Thomas Le Berre, who hails from Chantilly and has a bit of a home course advantage this week, sits one shot back after a solid 66.
Eight of the top 10 players on the leaderboard are French, and two of the top 10 play for teams in the United States. Benedict Gebhardt of Wingate University shot 68 today, and Antoine Rozner of the University of Missouri — Kansas City posted a 70.
There will be a cut to the top 40 and ties after tomorrow’s second round. 41 players sit at 73 or better currently. Results can be viewed below.