KLM Open, Mikko Korhonen is leader alone

The second round at the KLM Open held at The International in Amsterdam was also archived.

by Andrea Gussoni
KLM Open, Mikko Korhonen is leader alone
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The second lap at the KLM Open held at The International in Amsterdam was also archived. After yesterday's sensational Italian exploit, the issue was slightly reduced on Friday, but still sees a generally positive trend on the part of the Italian assembly.

This even if the solitary leadership now belongs to the Finn Mikko Korhonen, who already led yesterday together with Matteo Manassero and who, now, is alone in command with -3 for the day, -10 for the tournament and 18 holes experienced in a particular way: an eagle , six birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey.

In two days, from the hole in one to the 7 shots, he has already seen (almost) everything.

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Sean Crocker remains constant behind him: the American goes to -9, therefore remaining one stroke away from the leader.

For now his card says 66 and 67, which puts him ahead of the English duo Ross Fisher-James Morrison at -8. As for Manassero, some slightly imprecise putts did not allow him to maintain his leadership: he closed with par and thus remained at -7, finding himself fifth together with the Dane Rasmus Højgaard, who was making a great comeback, the German Matti Schmid, the Scot Ewen Ferguson, the Englishman Matthew Baldwin and the American Nicolò Galletti.

The blue positive signals are those that, in 11th place, i.e. close to the leadership, see three men: Edoardo Molinari, Filippo Celli and Francesco Laporta, respectively today capable of lapping in -1, -2 and -3. For everyone there is a total of -6, while Guido Migliozzi is placed at -5, 23rd, while Andrea Pavan is 26th at -4.

A bad day, at +3, costs Lorenzo Scalise his stay in the tournament, who ends up with +1 (he would have needed to stay even with par overall). Renato Paratore, however, retired without taking part in the second lap, although he was already at +10.

In the Netherlands, Matteo Manassero is unable to repeat the performance offered in the first round and, in the KLM Open, he loses the top of the rankings, slipping to 5th place with a score of 135 (64 71, -7). In Amsterdam, at the halfway point of the match, the Venetian is three strokes away from Mikko Korhonen, who remains alone in command with a total of 132 (64 68, -10).

On the course of The International (par 71), in the DP World Tour tournament, the Finn is followed by the American Sean Crocker, 2nd with 133 (-9) ahead of the English James Morrison and Ross Fisher, both 3rd with 134 (-8).

Same score as Manassero - who made three birdies, stumbling into as many bogeys (two of which came in the last three holes) -, among others, for the Dane Rasmus Hojgaard. Just outside the Top 10, all 11th with 136 (-6), the other Italians Francesco Laporta (68 68), Filippo Celli (67 69) and Edoardo Molinari (66 70).

While Guido Migliozzi is 23rd with 137 (68 69, -5). Furthermore, Andrea Pavan is among the best 30. The Roman is 26/o with 138 (68 70, -4). Lorenzo Scalise instead made the cut, 75/o with 143 (69 74, +1). The KLM Open, whose total prize money is 2,500,000 dollars, of which 425,000 will go to the winner, anticipates the Italian Open, scheduled from 27 to 30 June in Emilia-Romagna, at the Adriatic Golf Club in Cervia.