Porsche European Open, Haotong Li leader



by ANDREA GUSSONI

Porsche European Open, Haotong Li leader

The excellent start of Andrea Pavan, the curious case concerning the disqualification of Lorenzo Gagli, and the leadership shared by Joakim Lagergren and the Chinese Haotong Li. In Germany, he certainly did not disappoint in the first round of the Porsche European Open, a tournament of the DP World Tour which sees the Swedish Lagergren and the Chinese Li in the lead with 67 (-5) hits.

Behind them, third with 68 (-4), is the Dutch Wil Besseling. But in Hamburg, at the Green Eagle Golf Courses (par 72), there is also the performance of Pavan, fourth with 69 (-3) alongside six other players. Four birdies and a bogey for the Roman, the best of the seven blues in the race.

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Not an exciting start for Edoardo Molinari (recently appointed second vice captain of team Europe at the Ryder Cup 2023 in Rome and second in this event in 2021), 54 / o with 74 (+2) ahead of Renato Paratore (runner up in 2018), only 90 / or with 76 (+4).

False start for Francesco Laporta, 103 / o with 77 (+5), Nino Bertasio, 117 / o with 78 (+6), and Guido Migliozzi who, after having found the first top 10 of 2022 in the Netherlands (at the Dutch Open) , is now 147 / o with 81 (+9).

While the Florentine Gagli was disqualified because the caddy used a "greenbook" (specific mapping of the green) outdated and with more information and details than those allowed by 2022 which can only show significant levels, slopes and edges.

In front of compatriot Stenson (103 / o with 77, +5), captain of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup 2023, Lagergren, 30 years old from Stockholm who has won so far only once on the DP World Tour, made a good impression: in 2018 in Italy at Rocco Forte Sicilian Open.

The first lap at the Porsche European Open 2022, on stage in Hamburg, Green Eagle Golf Courses, ended. And the lead, for now, is taken by two: the Chinese Haotong Li, who for some time has begun to meet again in the high areas, and the Swedish Joakim Lagergren. For both, scores of -5 at the end of the initial 18 holes, even if neither of them managed to remain bogey free.

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