Max Homa remained alone at top of ranking

Molinari player slipped from 24th to 44th position with 218 (68 73 77, +2), thanks to a round of 77 (+5) with six bogeys and just one birdie.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Max Homa remained alone at top of ranking
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In South Africa, after the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, the American Max Homa remained alone at the top of the rankings thanks to a partial in 69 (-3) out of a total of 203 (66 68 69, -13) shots. In Sun City, in the penultimate tournament of the DP World Tour 2023, which offers 6,000,000 dollars, the world number 8 leads the leaderboard with a single stroke advantage over the Frenchman Matthieu Pavon, 2nd with 204 (-12) ahead of the Danes Nicolai Hojgaard and Thorbjorn Olesen, both 3rd with 205 (-11).

The Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, who is defending his title, remained in 8th place with 209 (-7), six strokes behind Homa who, on the "moving day", made an eagle, two birdies and a bogey , the only error in 54 holes played.

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On the Gary Player Country Club course (par 72), Francesco Molinari collapsed. The Turin player slipped from 24th to 44th position with 218 (68 73 77, +2), thanks to a round of 77 (+5) with six bogeys and just one birdie.

Francesco Molinari (Turin, 8 November 1982) is an Italian golfer. He is the younger brother of Edoardo Molinari. On 22 July 2018 he entered the history of Italian golf by becoming the first Italian to have won a major tournament with the victory of the 147th British Open.[2] On 18 November 2018 he won the Race to Dubai and became the first Italian in the history of golf to win the prize of best European player.[3] He entered the history of world golf during the 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup held in France in 2018, becoming the first player to win 5 matches out of 5 bringing as many points to the European team, and he also scored the last point which gave the trophy to the hosts, defeating the world famous champion Phil Mickelson in a one-sided match.

His collaboration with the English player Tommy Fleetwood, a very famous couple who remained unbeaten in all their matches, will also remain in history. Coming from a family of players, at the age of eight he began playing at the Circolo Golf Torino.

After a brilliant career as an amateur he turned professional in 2004. He graduated in Economics and Commerce from the University of Turin. He has been married since 2007 to the lawyer Valentina Platini, a freelance reporter photographer for sports newspapers, as well as her husband's manager for the Italy area, which made him the father of Tommaso and Emma.

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