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Carey sweeps inside top-10 on Alps Tour ascent

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David Carey moved inside the top-10 ahead of the final round of the Alps Tour’s Fred Olsen Alps de la Gomera championship at Tecina Golf.

The Castleknock professional fired six birdies on his way to a superb four-under par round of 67 to move to within five shots of the lead at minus-seven.

The Dubliner was joined in the final round by Naas professional, Jonathan Yates who recovered from a disappointing 72 on day one with a brilliant 67 of his own. Yates managed seven birdies in the round and will hope for more of the same tomorrow whilst cutting out the errors to secure another stellar finish on Alps Tour duty.

Weather-wise, it was another perfect day on the island of La Gomera, with the sun shining on the lush fairways of Tecina Golf and some gentle breezes blowing, picking up a little in the afternoon. For some players too, it was a perfect day, and it was certainly one to remember for Portuguese Vitor Londot Lopes who shot 61, -10, to climb from the 26th position to the top of the leaderboard at the end of the second round.

Rookie Londot Lopes, who will be 23 in just five days, turned pro in 2018 after representing his country as an amateur in several international tournaments and gained a category for the Alps Tour through the Qualifying School, last December.

“Today I’ve hit 18 greens, it was just a matter of holing putts for me, and that’s what I did. I needed a low round, I’ve been struggling a bit lately not going lower than 2, 3-under, so a 10-under is great to get my confidence back”, says Vitor.

“It’s the lowest round of my professional career, and it ties the -10 I scored when I was amateur – actually I thought about it on the 18th green, I needed to hole a putt to tie my record and I did hit the back of the hole for a birdie! I think it is good to give yourself some goals to reach! The course suits my game, the greens are in good shape and they help holing putts!”

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