With a total score of -7, the 37-year-old is two steps ahead of Englishman Callum Shinkwin and American Johannes Veerman. I try to avoid looking at the leaderboard and stay in my bubble. It is a very demanding course and anything can happen on every hole. I just try to play it safe, in the right areas. My learning from Hillside where I was also in the lead, is to stay patient and focus on your own game, that’s all. Already two Frenchmen have won in Wales: Grégory Bourdy in 2013 and Romain Langasque in 2020.