Francesco Molinari still on top in Abu Dhabi

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Francesco Molinari still on top in Abu Dhabi

Francesco Molinari in the United Arab Emirates remains at the top of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and can aim for success in the first tournament of the Rolex Series of the DP World Tour 2023. The Turinese, with a total of 203 (67 67 69, -13) strokes, after the "moving day" he shares the top of the standings no longer with the Vicenza-born Guido Migliozzi, now 7/o with 205 (65 69 71, -11), but with the Irishman Shane Lowry (67 70 66) and l 'Australian Min Woo Lee (68 69 66).

While he is 16th with 207 (67 72 68, -9), Edoardo Molinari, brother of Francesco and vice-captain of the Europe team at the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome.

Francesco Molinari, results

On the course of the Yas Links (par 72), Chicco Molinari was unable to repeat the performances offered in the first and second round but, with a round in 69 (-3) supported by four birdies (one of which was decisive on the 18th hole, the last one of the day) and spotted by a bogey, remained high.

The 40-year-old from Turin has not won an individual competition since March 2019 when he managed to establish himself on the PGA Tour in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. "It wasn't a perfect round, I hit a couple of shots on the first nine holes, especially on the greens.

While in the second part of the match, when the wind picked up, the birdie chances decreased. I still fought and for I am satisfied with this. It is certainly positive to get to the last round with some chance of winning the tournament and now I will try to play my cards.

After the good experience in the Hero Cup it would be great to go back to celebrate such an important success on the DP World Tour ", the sensations of Molinari. The leading trio must watch their backs from the Scotsman Grant Forrest, the Swede Sebastian Soderberg and the Frenchman Victor Perez, all 4/i with 204 (-12).

Then, here is Migliozzi. The 25-year-old from Veneto, fluctuating today with a 71 (-1), scored four birdies with three bogeys but remained in the running for the title. In Abu Dhabi everything is ready for the grand finale. Up for grabs is a total jackpot of 9 million dollars (with the first coin of 1,530,000) and important points for qualifying for the Ryder Cup in Rome, scheduled from 29 September to 1 October. And with a Molinari and a Migliozzi in this form, it is permissible for Italy to dream.