Hugo solid in Sweden

2016 Investec Cup: Day 1After a second round five-under-par 67, Jean Hugo heads into the weekend in a share of eighth place at the Nordea Masters on six-under-par.

“I played well. You know you always say you left a few out there, but I was pretty happy. It’s a tough course and you need to hit your irons precisely into the greens. All in all I’m happy and obviously it’s a great score on any course but especially on this course it’s a good score,” explained Hugo.

Bro Hof Slott Golf Club plays 7511-yards, and with longer hitters such as Henrik Stenson and Nicolas Colsaerts doing well, Hugo emphasises just how important it is for him to keep the ball in play.

“I’m not as long as I used to be and I have to try and go for the straighter and shorter versions these days. I can’t get it right all the time but I think the long hitters will do well on this course. You also need to putt very well because the greens are undulating and it can be difficult to get it close sometimes,” said Hugo.

Hugo’s best finish in a European Tour event this year came at the Joburg Open where he finished in a share of 22nd place, and the 40-year-old says he’s excited for the final two days of play.

“Yeah I am looking forward to the weekend. It’s the best I’ve played for a while and hopefully I can keep it up.”

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