Dutch Open, Joost Luiten first leader at home



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Dutch Open, Joost Luiten first leader at home

A Dutch prophet at home, at least for the moment. Joost Luiten starts the Dutch Open as the absolute leader, with a score of -7 scored by virtue of eight birdies and a bogey. For him, hunting is his third victory in this tournament, after the two in 2013 in the playoffs over Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) and in 2016 over Bernd Wiesberger (Austria).

Joost Luiten, Dutch Open

Second position together for the English Eddie Pepperell and the rampant Danish Rasmus Højgaard, both at -6. But the good news as regards Italy is the fourth place of Andrea Pavan, who among the five birdies and the two bogeys gives himself the eagle at 7.

With him the French Victor Perez, the Finnish Mikko Korhonen and the German Marcel Schneider . Lorenzo Gagli also performs well: he is eighth at -4, but he could have been -6 without the double bogey caused by bad management of hole 13.

With him a large number of men: Scots Ewan Ferguson, Stephen Gallacher and David Law, the Portuguese Ricardo Gouveia, the Polish Adrian Meronk, the British Jordan Smith, Richard Mansell and Ross Fisher, the French Raphael Jacquelin, the South African Darren Fichardt, the Swedes Kristoffer Broberg and Alexander Bjork.

The 21st place at -3 (in the group of the English Matt Wallace and the Belgian Thomas Pieters) is for Guido Migliozzi, who started with the handbrake on, but able to finish well with an eagle at the 12. 47th a - 1 Francesco Laporta, 87th at +1 Edoardo Molinari together with Nino Bertasio, 138th with triple bogey at 7 Renato Paratore.

In Holland a good start for Andrea Pavan and Lorenzo Gagli who, after the first round of the Dutch Open, a tournament of the DP World Tour, occupy the 4th and 8th position respectively. In Cromvoirt, on the Bernardus Golf course (par 72), the Roman Pavan with a score of 67 (-5), supported by an eagle and five birdies, with two bogeys, is two strokes away from the summit occupied by Dutchman Joost Luiten (in the lead with 65, -7) who, after the successes of 2013 and 2016, dreams of the trio in front of his audience. While the Florentine Gagli, with a lap 68 (-4), made six eagles by spotting his test with a double bogey.