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Credit Suisse Private Banking Open
GC Patriziale Ascona
Bad Ragaz, Switzerland 04 May 2000 - 07 May 2000
Storm makes Challenge Tour debut in Switzerland
The Challenge Tour resumes this week in Switzerland with the Credit Suisse Private Banking Open, a new £60,000 tournament, being hosted by the Golf Club Patriziale in Ascona.
Dodd takes two-shot lead in Ascona
Welshman Stephen Dodd, twice a winner on the Challenge Tour back in the early Nineties, is poised to become a champion again in the Credit Suisse Private Banking Open in Switzerland. The 33-year-old from Barry goes into the final round in Ascona with a two-shot lead after returning a best-of-the-day 66 in incessant rain.
SALTO EDGES TO VICTORY IN ASCONA
Spain's Alvaro Salto won the Credit Suisse Private Banking Open in Ascona by the narrowest of margins after a blow-by-blow contest with Michele Reale from Italy. The 26-year-old from Madrid carded a closing 67 for a 16-under-par tally of 268, one ahead of Reale, who shot 69, and two clear of Marten Olander of Sweden and Welshman Stephen Dodd.
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Mednick on top after second 65
Sweden's Adam Mednick took over the lead in the Credit Suisse Private Banking Open in Switzerland after returning a second successive 65. He leads on 12-under-par 130, by two from Welshman Stephen Dodd, another to shoot 65, and Spain's Alvaro Salto, who added a 68 to his opening 64. On another day of low scoring under ever-threatening storm clouds, five players went round in 65 while the cut came at two-under-par 140.
3rd Round Draw
Italy flying high as Reale leads in Ascona
With Italian Alberto Binaghi leading on the European Tour, fellow countryman Michele Reale blitzed his way to the first round lead in the Challenge Tour's Credit Suisse Private Banking Open in Switzerland. The 28-year-old carded nine birdies in a 63, a record for the redesigned Golf Club Patriziale course, but he only leads by one on a day of low scoring.
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