Frenchman Stars In Familiar Surroundings
- 21 Apr 2016
Levy Bounces Back
Alexander Levy put behind him a disappointing finish to last week's Open D'Espana by carding a six under par 66 in round 1 of the Shenzhen International. The tournament played at Genzon Golf Club, venue for one of Levy's two wins on Tour when landing the China Open in 2014, the Frenchman heads the betting following round one on six under par at a best price 0f 13/2. Levy carded a flawless 66 which included four birdies and an eagle to share the first round lead with Korea's Soomin Lee.
As you'd expect, Levy and Lee were both market movers with the pair available to back at 25/1 and 110/1 respectively pre-tournament.
Shenzhen Market Movers
Naturally those at the top of the leaderboard have seen their prices' clipped following the a first round in China which was brought to a close prematurely due to darkness. Just a handful of players are yet to finish their first round, most notably South African Brandon Stone who sits a shot back in third place with one hole to play. An 80/1 chance before play teed off in Cina, Stone is a 20/1 shot whilst Frenchman Gary Stal has also seen a significant move, 150/1 into 50's following his first round four under total of 68.
Weakening in the market following a first round 71 (-1), pre-tournament favourite Bubba Watson is best price 10/1 going into Friday's second round.
A Boost For Joost
Ladbrokes go a standout 8/1 about Joost Luiten who sits ominously on four under par. The Dutchman ground out a solo second place at Valderrama last week and five birdies and a bogey ensure he'll go into Friday just two shots off the lead.