The third lap of the Porsche European Open 2022, on stage in Hamburg and already a harbinger of numerous reversals due to the difficulties encountered at all levels, has ended. Victor Perez takes advantage of the problems and missed opportunities of others: the French becomes leader with a score of -5, turning equal to yesterday in 71 strokes, 1 under par.
The transalpine is looking for his third career tournament on the former continental circuit, which would even be the second in a row, a very rare feat in today's golf.
Victor Perez, Porsche European Open 2022
Behind them are the other French Julien Brun and the Swede Joakim Lagergren, who with their -4 precede the Chinese Haotong Li and the Dutch Wil Besseling, both at -3 with the latter gaining a shot compared to everyone else.
On the other hand, South African Justin Walters, sixth at -2 and back in the running for high goals, earns two. The group of sevenths is wider at -1, in their various situations, ranging from the now former leader Jordan Smith (a bad 77 for him) to the other Englishman Richard Mansell, from the second Dutch Daan Huizing to the Danish Niklas Norgaard Moeller.
Good recovery of Edoardo Molinari, who runs in 70, thus resulting among the best today, to go up even with the par and enter the group of elevenths, in which there is an even better Tommy Fleetwood (-3 of the day for the English ).
31st with an overall +3 Andrea Pavan, today the author of a +2. In Germany, in the first race as deputy captain of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup 2023, Edoardo Molinari is 11 / o after the "moving day" of the Porsche European Open, a DP World Tour tournament that saw him finish second in 2021.
In Hamburg, on the Green Eagle Golf Courses (par 72), the Turin-born with a score of 216 (74 72 70, par) is five strokes away from the French Victor Perez (who last week won the Dutch Open in Holland), leader with 211 (69 71 71, -5).
The Frenchman precedes compatriot Julien Brun and Swede Joakim Lagergren in the standings, both second with 212 (-4). On the other hand, the Roman Andrea Pavan has lost five positions with 219 (69 76 74, +3). On the other hand, the Piedmontese Edo Molinari earned twenty-two, protagonist of a partial in 70 (-2) strokes, with four birdies and two bogeys.