In Belgium, in Antwerp, the first round of the Soudal Open speaks English. In the DP World Tour tournament, after the opening round at the top of the standings, with a score of 65 (-6), there are the British Sam Horsfield (six birdies), Callum Shinkwin (seven birdies and one bogey) and Dale Whitnell (nine birdies, one bogey and one double bogey). On the course of the Rinkven International Golf Club (par 71), among the Azzurri, a good start for Francesco Laporta, 14 / o with 68 (-3) and protagonist of a bogey free start, with three birdies.
The Apulian precedes Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza (who defends the title won in 2019, the competition was not played in 2020 and 2021) and Edoardo Molinari from Turin, both 26 / i with 69 (-2). Complicated start for Nino Bertasio from Brescia, 99 / o with 73 (+2), as well as for Renato Paratore from Rome and Gagli from Florence, 131 / i with 75 (+4). Short ranking in Belgium, where the three leaders are tailed by six rivals (with 66, -5): the Spaniards Nacho Elvira and Alvaro Quiros, the German Yannik Paul, the Dane Jeff Winther, the Swede Alexander Bjork and the Polish Adrian Meronk.
DP World Tour golfers meet in Belgium to battle it out in the Soudal Open ($ 2 million prize pool). At the end of the first round leading the leaderboard with the score of -6 (65 strokes) we find an all English trio composed of Callum Shinkwin, Dale Whitnell, and Sam Horsfield.
In fourth position, one shot from the leaders, we find the German Yannik Paul, the Danish Jeft Winther, the Polish Adrian Meronk, the Spaniards Alvaro Quiros and Nacho Elvira, and the Swedish Alexander Bjork. On the par 71 course of the Rinkven International Golf Club in Antwerp (Belgium), English Paul Waring, South African Oliver Bekker, Malaysian Gavin Green and Scotsman Ewen Ferguson closed the top ten with -4.
As for the blue colors, the happy notes are represented by Francesco Laporta, Guido Migliozzi and Edoardo Molinari. The first thanks to the daily -3 is in contact with the best. For the Apulian round bogey free really solid, which allows him to close the Belgian Thursday just beyond the top ten. For the eldest of the Molinari brothers and for Migliozzi a good -2 which projects them in the first part of the leaderboard. First lap to forget instead for Nino Bertasio, 100th at +2, and for Renato Paratore and Lorenzo Gagli, delayed after today’s +4.
Finally, among the big names in the DPWT, the 26th place of the number 3 in the ranking as well as the host Thomas Pieters, who closed a good first lap with -2. -1 and 45th place for the Chinese Ashun Wu, while the Indian Shubhankar Sharma is in the rear.