Adrián Otaegui creates chances of victory in Italy

The Spaniard, who won the Volvo Open in China in April, became more in tune as the afternoon progressed

by Andrea Gussoni
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Adrián Otaegui creates chances of victory in Italy
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Adrian Otaegui, the golfer of even-numbered years - four of his five wins have come in an alternative sequence since 2018 -, created a new option for victory after the third day of the Italian Open. The San Sebastian native repeated a card of 69 strokes to position himself in fifth place, one stroke behind the proven Siem, Rozner - 62 strokes on Saturday - and Sharma, and the beardless Sebastien Friederich.

As an added bonus there are two places for the British Open among those who do not yet have a ticket for the Royal Troon like Otaegui.

Adrian Otaegui, results

The Spaniard, who won the Volvo Open in China in April, became more in tune as the afternoon progressed.

All the doubts at the beginning, alternating bogeys and birdies until the 7th hole, were transformed into determination from that moment on. He played with his head and took advantage of the successes where he had to. The day of the move, with wind and the grass on the greens growing very quickly, did not invite success at the Adriatic Golf Club Cervia in Ravenna, the setting towards which the tournament has changed after the agreement with Marco Simone of Rome and the Ryder Cup 2023.

However, veterans like Siem, armed with a great putt and without the consequences of the hip operation that kept him out of the competition for three months, or the young Gregorio de Leo (66) managed to take advantage of it.

Spaniards with options to imitate Rozner - the contrast of playing early games with the last ones is blatant - could be Adrian Arnaus, four of the leaders, and why not, the young Ángel Ayora, who after Saturday's 69 has remained To five.

Adrián Otaegui Jaúregui, born November 21, 1992 in San Sebastián, is a Spanish professional golfer who plays for Liv Golf and the PGA European Tour. He has previously played on the Challenge Tour. Otaegui has won three Europeans.

His best finish in the 2022 Liv Golf Invitational Series has been a tie for sixth at the Liv Golf Invitational London at the Centurion Club, where he collected US$800,000 in prize money.

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