Cazoo Open, three leaders after a first round

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Cazoo Open, three leaders after a first round

In Wales, the Cazoo Open, a DP World Tour tournament supported by Gareth Bale, started off in balance. In Newport, on the course of The Celtic Manor Resort (par 71), the club that hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup, is tussle at the top of the standings.

With a total of 67 (-4) strokes, the French Julien Guerrier, the Scottish Connor Syme and the English Dale Whitnell lead the leaderboard. Behind them, 4 / i with 68 (-3), here are six pursuers: the British Eddie Pepperell and Marcus Armitage, the German Maximilian Kieffer, the Scotsman Ewen Ferguson, the Spaniard Ivan Cantero Gutierrez and the Finnish Mikko Korhonen.

Cazoo Open, results

Among the Azzurri, the best after the first 18 holes are the Apulian Francesco Laporta and the Roman Renato Paratore, both 15 / i with 70 (-1). An eagle, five birdies, three bogeys and a triple bogey for Laporta who, starting from 10, became the protagonist with a good race finale.

Regrets for Paratore who wasted a lot in the final. For him an eagle, four birdies, three bogeys (one at 17) and a double bogey at 18 which did not allow him to stay in contact with the leaders. Same score as Laporta and Paratore for the Spaniard Nacho Elvira, who defends the title.

Further back the Florentine Lorenzo Gagli, 57 / o with 72 (+1). The Turin Edoardo Molinari, 111 / o with 75 (+4), the young Roman amateur Filippo Celli, 123 / o with 76 (+5), and the Brianza Lorenzo Scalise, 137 / o with 78 (+7) disappoint.

Gareth Frank Bale (born 16 July 1989) is a Welsh footballer, a forward for Los Angeles FC and the Welsh national team, of which he is captain. Considered one of the best players of his generation, grew up in the Southampton youth sector, from which he was taken at the age of eighteen by Tottenham where, despite a start difficult due to some injuries, he established himself as one of the most promising talents of his generation, so much so that he twice won the PFA's Best Player of the Year (2011 and 2013) and won an English League Cup.

In the summer of 2013 he moved to Real Madrid for a total sum of 100 million euros, making him, at that time, the most expensive purchase in the history of football. With the Spanish team he has won three Spanish championships, a King's Cup, three Spanish Super Cups, five UEFA Champions League, three UEFA Super Cups and four FIFA Club World Cups.

With the Welsh national team, of which he is the best scorer of all time, he has participated in two editions of the European championship (2016 and 2020). On 2 June 2022, for sporting and humanitarian merits, he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth a member of the Order of the British Empire.