Cameron Young on the run, Migliozzi comeback

Among the favorites on the eve, the number 25 in the world, in the United Arab Emirates, there was a great performance by Cameron Young in the Hero Dubai Desert Classic

by Andrea Gussoni
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Cameron Young on the run, Migliozzi comeback
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Among the favorites on the eve, the number 25 in the world, in the United Arab Emirates, there was a great performance by Cameron Young in the Hero Dubai Desert Classic. At the Emirates Golf Club (par 72) in Dubai, the American shot an impressive round of 64 (-8), scoring nine birdies and a bogey, for a total of 131 (67 64, -13).

This performance put him alone at the halfway point in the first Rolex Series tournament of the DP World Tour 2024. Young, a 26-year-old from Scarborough, New York, now has a three-shot lead over Poland's Adrian Meronk and Englishman Andy Sullivan, both in second place with 134 (-10).

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Among the Azzurri, only Guido Migliozzi managed to make the cut. Migliozzi is currently ranked 24th with a total of 141 (73 68, -3), thanks to a solid round of 68 (-4) featuring five birdies and one bogey.

Francesco Molinari and Andrea Pavan were eliminated, both in 75th place with 145 (+1). Edoardo Molinari, Matteo Manassero and Lorenzo Scalise are also out of the competition with scores above +2. The Hojgaard twins, Rasmus and Nicolai, are in 4th place with a total of 137 (-7) together with the Scotsman Richie Ramsay.

Other well-known names such as Tommy Fleetwood is 15th with 139 (-5), while Rory McIlroy, world number 2, is in 24th place, like Migliozzi. Brian Harman is slightly behind with 142 (-2), while Luke Donald made a remarkable "hole in one" on the par-3 4th hole, using an 8-iron from 183 yards (167.335 meters).

It's an interesting day in the world of golf, with Young in the lead and several Italian players looking to make their way to the top of the leaderboard. Dubai is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf of the United Arab Emirates, approximately above sea level, and covers an area of 4,114 km2, significantly enlarged compared to the initial one (3,900 km2) thanks to reclamation interventions.

The emirate of Dubai borders Abu Dhabi to the south, Sharjah to the north-east and the Persian Gulf along the entire western coast. Hatta, a minor exclave of Dubai, is surrounded on three sides by Oman and borders the emirates of Ajman to the west and Ras al-Khaima to the north.

It is located within the Arabian Desert, but the topography differs significantly from that of the southern part of the United Arab Emirates: much of Dubai's landscape is characterized by sand dunes, while the south of the country is characterized by typical rocky deserts.

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