PICARDIE, FRANCE (May 21, 2016) - First round leader Max Albertus is now tied atop the French Amateur Stroke Play leaderboard with Marco Penge at 5-under. Penge put together the round of the day shooting a 5-under 66 to move up the leaderboard during the second round of play at the Chantilly Golf Club.
Penge, from England came into the French Amateur playing well after tying for fourth earlier in the month at the Irish Amateur. During his second round Penge birdied five holes bogeyed two others and carded an eagle on the par-5 ninth. The eagle allowed Penge to turn in 4-under 32.
Albertus, of the Netherlands, began the round leading by three shots but struggled a bit in the second round shooting a 1-over 72. A day after Albertus produced a six birdie, no bogey round he bogeyed twice and birdied just once. His birdie came on the 17th hole.
Victor Veyret, Iván Cantero and Tomas Silva are all tied for third at 3-under while Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen and Phillip Geerts are tied for sixth at 2-under. Grégoire Schoeb is the only other player under-par at 1-under and is in eighth place.
ROUND ONE RECAP
Six birdies and no bogeys on the scorecard have given Max Albertus, of the Netherlands a three-stroke lead after the first round of the French Amateur Stroke Play. Albertus finished his opening trip around Chantilly Golf Club in 65 shots to post 6-under.
Albertus, flew out of the gates with birdies on each of the first three holes and then reached 4-under for the day with another on the eighth hole. Following a par on No. 9 Albertus turned in 32, before going on to card two birdies on the inward nine. Albertus is currently in search of his third win in the last month and a half and is coming off a successful 2015.
Tomas Silva, Phillip Geerts and Edgar Catherine are all tied for second place at 3-under and three behind. Catherine is currently the leading Frenchman.
Six more players are only four behind at 2-under, sharing fifth.