DS Automobiles Italian Open R1

Three-way tie for lead in Italy

Italian Open 2021 R1
September 02-05
Marco Simone GC, Rome, Italy
€3,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Italian Open 2021 R1 - Three-way tie for lead in Italy
Kalle Samooja (Luke Walker/Getty Images)

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Sweden’s Henrik Stenson continues his recent run of good form with a bogey-free 64 to take a share of the opening lead of the DS Automobiles Italian Open, strengthening his case for making the European Ryder Cup team.


Italian Open 2021 R1

“Once again I think I played a good round of golf. I don’t want to make any mistakes in terms of missing fairways and greens, but the few times I did I managed to keep a clean card and made some lovely putts to keep it tidy, so very happy with that.

“More than anything I feel like I am in a good frame of mind to play golf and to try and get the best score out of my game.

“There is still more to wish for, but we’ve got to take the positives and keep on working on the rest.”


Italian Open 2021 R1

Australin Min Woo Lee’s round was marred by a single bogey but he produced eight birdies to take his share of the lead as did Finland’s Kalle Samooja.

“There was some good golf today,” said Samooja. “Comparing to last week, I was really struggling with everything and today I wasn’t struggling with anything, so it was a nice morning walk.


Italian Open 2021 R1

“I was missing everything last week with the putter and the driver. I had a few good practice days, and this course seems nice, and the greens are pure.

“You need to play some good golf here, hit some good shots to go low and that’s what I managed to do today.”


Italian Open 2021 R1

Home favourite Edoardo Molinari is tied in fourth place at 6-under having shot a hole-in-one at the par-3 7th as well as six birdies and two bogeys.

Tied alongside him are England’s Eddie Pepperell and Australian Scott Hend.

“I hit a lot of good iron shots and I holed a couple of putts as well, strange round really,” said Pepperell. “I didn’t feel too comfortable off the tee, a bizarre shot on the last which was a bit of a shame, you know I am working with a new coach , and I am trying to turn my year and arguably my career around a little bit, so this is a good step forward.”

Italian Open 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Kalle Samooja *
-7
64
T1
Min Woo Lee
-7
64
T1
Henrik Stenson
-7
64
T4
Edoardo Molinari *
-6
65
T4
Eddie Pepperell
-6
65
T4
Scott Hend
-6
65
T7
Tommy Fleetwood *
-5
66
T7
Adri Arnaus
-5
66
T7
Nicolai Højgaard *
-5
66
T7
Francesco Laporta *
-5
66
T11
Steven Brown
-4
67
T11
Ross Fisher *
-4
67
T11
Benjamin Hebert *
-4
67
T11
Masahiro Kawamura *
-4
67
T11
Adrien Saddier
-4
67
T11
Johannes Veerman *
-4
67
T17
Mikko Korhonen
-3
68
T17
Robin Roussel
-3
68
T17
Brandon Stone
-3
68
T17
Julian Suri *
-3
68
T21
Maverick Antcliff *
-2
69
T21
Jorge Campillo
-2
69
T21
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-2
69
T21
Oliver Farr
-2
69
T21
Gavin Kyle Green
-2
69
T21
Julien Guerrier
-2
69
T21
David Horsey *
-2
69
T21
Sam Horsfield
-2
69
T21
Maximilian Kieffer *
-2
69
T21
Alexander Levy
-2
69
T21
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
-2
69
T21
Francesco Molinari *
-2
69
T21
Wilco Nienaber
-2
69
T21
Callum Shinkwin
-2
69
T21
Dale Whitnell *
-2
69
T21
Bernd Wiesberger
-2
69
T37
Marcus Armitage
-1
70
T37
Richard Bland *
-1
70
T37
Dean Burmester
-1
70
T37
Filippo Celli (a) *
-1
70
T37
Ashley Chesters *
-1
70
T37
Dave Coupland
-1
70
T37
Victor Dubuisson
-1
70
T37
Garrick Higgo
-1
70
T37
Scott Jamieson *
-1
70
T37
Pablo Larrazabal *
-1
70
T37
Adrian Meronk
-1
70
T37
Victor Perez *
-1
70
T37
Thomas Pieters *
-1
70
T37
Haydn Porteous *
-1
70
T37
Julien Quesne *
-1
70
T37
Matthew Southgate *
-1
70
T37
Andy Sullivan *
-1
70
T37
Sami Valimaki
-1
70
T37
Jacopo Vecchi Fossa (a)
-1
70
T37
Paul Waring *
-1
70
T37
Daniel van Tonder *
-1
70
T58
Jonathan Caldwell *
E
71
T58
David Drysdale *
E
71
T58
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño *
E
71
T58
Daniel Gavins *
E
71
T58
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
E
71
T58
Matthew Jordan
E
71
T58
Rikard Karlberg
E
71
T58
Joakim Lagergren
E
71
T58
Tae Hee Lee *
E
71
T58
Joost Luiten
E
71
T58
Adrian Otaegui *
E
71
T58
Renato Paratore *
E
71
T58
Matthieu Pavon
E
71
T58
Antoine Rozner
E
71
T58
Joel Stalter *
E
71
T73
Laurie Canter *
+1
72
T73
John Catlin
+1
72
T73
George Coetzee
+1
72
T73
Sean Crocker
+1
72
T73
Thomas Detry *
+1
72
T73
Jamie Donaldson *
+1
72
T73
Darren Fichardt
+1
72
T73
Matt Fitzpatrick *
+1
72
T73
Grant Forrest *
+1
72
T73
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
+1
72
T73
Joachim B. Hansen
+1
72
T73
Rasmus Højgaard *
+1
72
T73
Andrew Johnston *
+1
72
T73
Romain Langasque *
+1
72
T73
Guido Migliozzi
+1
72
T73
Thorbjørn Olesen
+1
72
T73
Wade Ormsby
+1
72
T73
Garrick Porteous *
+1
72
T73
Tapio Pulkkanen
+1
72
T73
Alvaro Quiros *
+1
72
T73
Andrea Romano (a) *
+1
72
T73
Marcel Siem
+1
72
T73
Justin Walters *
+1
72
T73
Chris Wood
+1
72
T73
Fabrizio Zanotti
+1
72
T98
Wil Besseling *
+2
73
T98
Lucas Bjerregaard *
+2
73
T98
Alexander Björk
+2
73
T98
Stephen Gallacher *
+2
73
T98
Justin Harding *
+2
73
T98
Marcus Kinhult *
+2
73
T98
Søren Kjeldsen *
+2
73
T98
Zander Lombard
+2
73
T98
Jordan Smith *
+2
73
T98
Sebastian Soderberg *
+2
73
T98
Matt Wallace *
+2
73
T98
Oliver Wilson
+2
73
T98
Darius van Driel *
+2
73
T111
Pietro Bovari (a)
+3
74
T111
Luke Donald
+3
74
T111
Gregory Havret
+3
74
T111
Kyong-Jun Moon
+3
74
T115
Nino Bertasio *
+4
75
T115
Davide Buchi *
+4
75
T115
Oliver Fisher
+4
75
T115
Lorenzo Gagli
+4
75
T115
Calum Hill *
+4
75
T115
Jazz Janewattananond
+4
75
T115
Martin Kaymer *
+4
75
T115
David Law
+4
75
T115
Giovanni Manzoni (a)
+4
75
T115
Richard McEvoy *
+4
75
T115
Ross McGowan
+4
75
T115
Chris Paisley *
+4
75
T115
Richie Ramsay *
+4
75
T115
Shubhankar Sharma
+4
75
T115
Joel Sjoholm
+4
75
T130
Aaron Cockerill
+5
76
T130
Gregorio De Leo *
+5
76
T130
Ryan Fox
+5
76
T130
Sebastian Heisele *
+5
76
T130
David Howell
+5
76
T130
Sihwan Kim
+5
76
T130
Robert Rock *
+5
76
T130
Ricardo Santos *
+5
76
T130
Lorenzo Scalise
+5
76
T130
Jeff Winther
+5
76
T140
Thomas Aiken *
+6
77
T140
Luca Cianchetti (a) *
+6
77
T140
Nicolas Colsaerts *
+6
77
T140
Enrico Di Nitto
+6
77
T140
Miguel Angel Jiménez
+6
77
T140
Stefano Mazzoli (a) *
+6
77
T140
James Morrison *
+6
77
T140
Jack Senior
+6
77
T140
Graeme Storm *
+6
77
T140
Connor Syme *
+6
77
T150
Cormac Sharvin
+7
78
T150
Aron Zemmer
+7
78
152
Federico Maccario
+8
79
153
Andrea Pavan *
+9
80
T154
Raphael Jacquelin *
+10
81
T154
Tommaso Perrino
+10
81
156
Marc Warren
+15
86
* Player started on the back nine