Even if the Franco-American Martin Trainer fell back on Friday in Punta Cana, he remains in the top 20, six shots behind the new leader, the Englishman Matt Wallace (photo).
By signing the card of the day (63), the new member of the PGA Tour, Akshay Bhatia , struck a blow Friday in the Dominican Republic.
The young American, who was seven strokes behind, is only three lengths behind leader Matt Wallace , still supported by his French caddy Samuel Bernard despite their spat last week at Valspar.
The other tricolor of this tournament is the native of Marseille, Martin Trainer , author of a card of 70 on Friday. A jagged day (6 birdies, 4 bogeys) which takes him out of the top 10 since he now occupies 19th place, six shots behind the leading man.
Opposite path for Thomas Detry whose card of 68 on Friday (5 birdies, one bogey) moves him up eight places in the standings.