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Italians Francesco Molinari, Guido Migliozzi share lead in Abu Dhabi

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Francesco Molinari and Guido Milozzi impress in front of Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald for the second week in a row.

The Italians, vying for September’s clash with the United States outside of Rome, are top of the Abu Dhabi Championship leaderboard after two rounds.

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At the weekend they will take a 10-point lead in Yas Island Links. The game was suspended on Friday due to a failing light as one group still had to finish the second round of one of the main events on the DP World Tour schedule and the first in 2023.

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The 40-year-old Molinari’s 5-67 morning result included six birds on his back nine. His 25-year-old compatriot joined him in the lead, finishing his round of 69 with a birdie hat-trick.


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Jason Scrivener of Australia (70) is one stroke behind.

Last week, Molinari and Milozzi became the top scorers in the Hero Cup with 3.5 points out of 4 possible.

Milozzi had a scarecrow and a birdie in the top nine before a stunning approach on the 16th led to the first of three consecutive birdies.

“I stayed focused, I tried to keep playing because I feel great on the golf course and I was just waiting for some kind of turning point and then I saved this beautiful par at 15,” said Migliozzi. “After that, I felt a little better and was able to accelerate, hit the gas pedal, and then there were beautiful golf shots on the last three holes.”

Molinari started in 10th and became a double ghost scare in 16th and 17th after two early risers before a strong finish.


Highlights: HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship Round 2

Highlights: HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship Round 2

“It’s nice to see that even after a couple of rough holes I can get back to my business and hit some good golf shots,” Molinari, who captained Continental Europe in the Hero Cup win over Great Britain and Ireland. .

“It was really nice to play well under pressure last week and that is, after all, the only way to gain (confidence) in your game,” he added.

France’s Victor Pérez and Sweden’s Alexandre Björk both threw 65 points, joining France’s Alexander Levy (68), South African George Coetzee (68) and Scotland’s Scott Jamieson (69) for a total of 8.

Donald was the leader of the night, but his 75 points in the second round left him five shots behind.



Source: www.golfchannel.com

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