United Arab Emirates, Ryo Hisatsune leader

On the course of the Al Hamra GC (par 72) Molinari, vice-captain of the Europe team at the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome, made seven birdies, with a bogey

by Andrea Gussoni
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United Arab Emirates, Ryo Hisatsune leader

In the United Arab Emirates great start for Edoardo Molinari who, after the first round of the Ras Al Khaimah Championship with a score of 66 (-6) is second two strokes from the occupied leader, with a total of 64 (-8), from the Japanese Ryo Hisatsune.

In the DP World Tour tournament Guido Migliozzi is instead 53/o with 71 (-1).

Ryo Hisatsune, results

On the course of the Al Hamra GC (par 72) Molinari, vice-captain of the Europe team at the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome, made seven birdies, with a bogey.

The Turinese shares the second position with the Danish Rasmus Hojgaard and the English Matthew Baldwin. Only 20-year-old Hisatsune did better than them. Number 210 in the world, in the first nine holes played he signed seven birdies (of which six consecutive in the first few plays).

Then, in the back nine, he signed two more, with a bogey to close. While in Saudi Arabia, in the PIF Saudi International, the first event of the Asian Tour 2023, the Azzurri Stefano Mazzoli (70, par) and Filippo Celli (74, +4) occupy the 38th and 100th positions respectively.

At Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 70) in King Abdullah Economic City, Mexican Abraham Ancer leads the leaderboard with 63 (-7). Close behind him is the Colombian Sebastian Munoz, 2nd with 64 (-6) ahead of Cameron Young, Sergio Garcia and Louis Oosthuizen, all 3rd with 65 (-5).

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