Singapore: Migliozzi comeback, Pavan gives up

English players take center stage on the DP World Tour of golf

by Andrea Gussoni
Singapore: Migliozzi comeback, Pavan gives up
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English players take center stage on the DP World Tour of golf. At the Laguna National Golf Resort Club (par 72) in Singapore, after the second round of the Singapore Classic, Andy Sullivan (72 63) and Richard Mansell (66 69) share the lead with German Freddy Schott (66 69), each totaling 135 (-9) strokes.

Sullivan, the 37-year-old from Nuneaton, delivered a bogey-free round of 63 (-9), embellished with an eagle and seven birdies, securing the best score of the day and climbing 85 positions. The trio leading at the halfway point holds just a one-stroke advantage over a chasing quintet, all tied for 4th place with 136 (-8), comprising two other Englishmen, Paul Waring and Sam Bairstow, as well as Frenchmen Matthiew Pavon and Romain Langasque, and Thai player Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who led after the opening 18 holes.

Migliozzi, results

Among the Italians, Guido Migliozzi showed a strong performance, rising from 31st to 15th place with a score of 138 (69 69, -6). The Vicenza native posted another round of 69 (-3) strokes. Starting from the 10th hole, he scored two eagles with a bogey and a double bogey in the first nine, then picked up momentum in the latter half of the round with five birdies, including three consecutive ones, but was penalized by a costly bogey on the 9th, his last hole of the day.

Following closely behind in 19th place with 139 (68 71, -5) is Francesco Laporta from Puglia. However, Andrea Pavan lost ground, dropping from 5th to 49th place with 142 (66 76, -2). Also making the cut and advancing to the final phase of the tournament are Filippo Celli (69 74), Edoardo Molinari (70 73), and Lorenzo Scalise (72 71), tied for 62nd with 143 (-1).

Ockie Strydom (69 74) achieved the same score. The South African, defending his title from 2023 in the Jonsson Workwear Open, narrowly missed a "hole in one" on the 17th hole (par 3), which would have earned him a Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid worth €192,000.

After his return to victory on the DP World Tour in South Africa at the Jonsson Workwear Open, Matteo Manassero was eliminated, finishing 99th with 146 (74 72, +2). Also missing the cut is Renato Paratore, placing 108th with 147 (74 73, +3).

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