After 36 holes played, Angel Hidalgo Portillo is the new leader of Memorial Giorgio Bordoni. At La Pinetina Golf Club (par 70) in Appiano Gentile the Spaniard with a total of 129 (66 63, -11) has risen from seventh position and now leads the leaderboard with a shot of advantage over his compatriot Victor Garcia Brodo, 2 / o with 130 (-10) and best amateur of the tournament one lap from the end.
Memorial Giorgio Bordoni, Angel Hidalgo Portillo
In the fourth appointment of the Italian Pro Tour 2021, also included in the Alps Tour calendar (the third men's European circuit), a great comeback for the young Italian amateur Leonardo Rigamonti, who has risen from 28 / a to third position - shared with the Englishman Jack Floydd - with 131 (68 63, -9).
The 21-year-old from Como, who dreams of a feat at home, with Portillo and the French Sebastian Gandon signed the "best" score of the second round. Partial of 63 (-7) for Rigamonti, author of a bogey free test supported by an eagle and five birdies.
On the other hand, Dutch Vince Van Veen slipped from first to 12th position with 134 (-6). Chance for the title residual for Jacopo Vecchi Fossa. Leader of the order of merit of the Alps Tour - he will have to guard his back from the attacks of Hidalgo Portillo, second in the money list - the 26-year-old from Reggio Emilia went from 39 / a to 18 / a square with 135 (-5) and is 6 shots away from the summit.
After the one who arrived last May at the Ein Bay Open in Egypt, the Spaniard Hidalgo Portillo in Lombardy is chasing his second career title on the Alps Tour. Jon Rahm would’ve been forgiven for not wanting to watch the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday but the Spanish star was indeed an interested television viewer from his COVID-19 isolation.
“These are circumstances that happen in life, and they were still competing for the event, and I'm still a student and avid fan of the game, so, yeah, I was watching. To be honest, I was kind of wondering how close they were going to get to 18 under at the same time.
I was a little bit scared because, even though I was feeling fine, I didn't want to give the virus to anybody in my house. I didn't want to possibly give it to our young son. The hardest part out of all this was for just over 10 days not being able to even spend any time with my little one.
Adding to that… I wasn't there when my parents met my son, and I hadn't seen my parents in over a year, almost a year and a half. Those are the hard parts about this virus in life. To all the people criticizing the PGA TOUR, they shouldn't.
We are in a pandemic, and even though this virus has very different forms of attacking people, you never know what reaction you're going to get" “So the PGA TOUR did what they had to do. The CDC rules are there for a reason.
There are players that missed the World Series last year. There are other athletes that have missed events. I've heard a lot of different theories: I should have played alone; that's nonsense. The rules are there, and it's clear.
I still have the memory of all those great golf shots I played. I'm going to choose to remember that. I've been playing really good golf all year. Two weeks ago, it's finally clicking all together like I was waiting for it to happen.
Finally everything was firing on all cylinders. Not that I'm expecting to play that perfect again, but I know that I can play at a really high level. I wish I was a little bit more prepared… but once you tee off Thursday, it doesn't matter.
You go do a job. Was it 13 years ago Tiger won on pretty much a broken knee without really being prepared? Once the gun goes off, it doesn't matter. So in that sense, I'm still confident"