17th May 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Trio to lead opening round in Austria
A group of three players took the lead in Austria after Gösser Open first round. In form Spain’s Jesus Legarrea shot 65 alonside to Italians Mattia Miloro and Filippe Bergamaschi. Just one stroke behind, former champion Austrian Martin Wiegele and the Alps Tour order of merit leader England’s Andrew Cooley.
Scores are low for this first round on Maria Lankovitz Golf Course. The projected cut is one under par. In the afternoon, heavy rain stopped the game for a while and players on crouse waited for the greens to be dried. As a result, they were more receptive and scorboard became much more red thanks to multiple birdies.
Miloro recored 29 on front with five birdies in a row from 1st to 5th. Not to reduce this performance but every year there are questions about changing the first hole in a par 4. Pros usually cut this dogleg left and the average score on this hole is 4,36 with no less than 80 birdies and 8 eagles during this first round.
Defending champion, Branden McCarroll signed for solid 68-4-under-par. Young Austrian amateur, Sepp Straka, shot 69 for 15th place tie.