29th August 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Round 1 of Cervino Open ends on 3-way tie
Stefano Pitoni (ITA), Timon Baltl (AUT) and Andrea Saracino (ITA) turned in the best cards of the day today at the Cervino Open to finish round 1 on a 3-way tie with a total score of -7.
Alexandre Daydou (FRA), Ben Wheeler (ENG) and Jacopo Albertoni (ITA, Am) are on their heels one stroke behind at -6 total. .
« I’m really satisfied, -7 is a really good score » Timon Baltl said. « I got off to a perfect start, I made 6 birdies in the first 7 holes, I made 8 3s in a row, so it was obviously a perfect start » he explained. « I must admit I thought a little about shooting a 59 (the course is a par 68) because it’s the magic number in golf but I did not hit the fairways on the back 9. Anyway, I’m very delighted with this first round » he continued. « The course is different from any other courses, some holes are crazy, some holes are very good holes, but I really like it here, it’s so beautiful with the mountains, I enjoyed it » he concluded.
« My day was really great.I played really good golf, I hit a lot of good shots and I putt also really well because on this course, you need to putt well » Stefano Pitoni said. « I started really good. I birdied on hole 2 after holing my chip shot. I also birdied on hole 3 and this gave me a lot of energy and I continued to play good throughout the round. So I’m happy with my round » he added.
« I started with a bogey at hole 10 and then I made 8 birdies and 0 bogeys » Andrea Saracino, recent winner of the Des Iles Borromées Open at the end of July, said.
« The course is very tricky, the greens are very small and the putt is important here » he concluded.
Thunderstorms disrupted the afternoon session as play had to be suspended for a bit less than an hour and a half. Temperatures were in the mid-10s.
Round 2 will tee off tomorrow at 7h30 at the Cervino Golf Club .