The second day of the Italian Open at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome) has just ended, with the second round suspended due to darkness with some possible and important changes in the cutting area. Change the name of the leader, where there is still a situation several times with good windy characterization: Rory McIlroy, with a birdie made on hole 18 at sunset, he ends his lap in -5 and takes the lead with a total of -9 (67 66). Also today an eagle for the Northern Irishman, splendidly made at the par 5 of the 12th hole, then six birdies and three bogeys.
According to the US Open champion, the English Matt Fitzpatrick, with a score of -8 (65 69). His performance is quite fluctuating from the start at hole 10: bogey, five birdies in a row followed by two bogeys in the first nine, while in the second nine two birdies follow two bogeys. Among the men of the day, however, there is his compatriot Tom Lewisauthor of a -6 (8 birdie, 2 bogey) that drags him two shots from the leader.
Fourth position at -5 for the French Victor Perez, who appeared in excellent form by lapping with this score on the Roman Friday, then struggled to -4 for fifth position. English Tyrrell Hatton climbs 63 places with today’s -6, and with him are his compatriots Jordan Smith and Luke Donald (splendid tournament so far for the European Ryder Cup 2023 captain), the Spaniard Sebastian Garcia Rodriguezthe Australian Lucas Herbert and Dutch Joost Luiten. Something could change tomorrow morning, with the departures of the last of the 2nd lap from 8:00 and with the French Robin Roussel in the huge group of elevenths at -3 which is on hole 16.
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The best of the Italians is the eighteen year old who is not expected, invited just an hour before the closing of registrations: Flavio Michetti. For him today’s score of -2 and a total of -3, with whom he is 21st and shares the position, among others, with the Norwegian Viktor Hovland. Be sure to pass the cut too Guido Migliozzi, Filippo Celli (very fluctuating today, but his eagle at 12 is nice) e Francesco Molinari, all in 33rd place at -1 (“Chicco”, however, could have finished at -2 without a very short bogey at 18). No problem even for Edoardo Molinari, Even 46th with par (but pays a triple bogey and a double bogey next to some excellent first 9). The passage also for Marco Florioli And Stefano Mazzoliboth sixty-second at +1.CopyAMP code.
And this is where the game of possibilities starts: there is still hope for Andrea Saracino, Andrea Romano and Giovanni Manzoni, the first two at 16, the third at 15, all at +2 and expected to have a real kidney shot tomorrow morning. Bad drop in the second nine, however, for Luca Cianchetti, which greets Rome with +5 of the day and +4 total, 98th overall. Out too Lorenzo Gagli (+5, 111 °), Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, Renato Paratore (+8 for both, 133rd place), Francesco Laporta (+9, 139 °), Gregorio De Leo (+11, 144 °), Andrea Pavan (+12, 148 °) and Manfredi Manica (+13, 150 °). Retired before even starting the second lap Giovanni Fortini.
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