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Sardinia, Italy 26 Oct 2000 - 29 Oct 2000
Poulter claims maiden victory in Italy
Ian Poulter took a giant step to becoming the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year when he captured the Italian Open at Is Molas in Sardinia. Poulter fired a closing 69 to finish on 21 under par, one stroke clear of Scotland’s Gordon Brand Jnr, and claim his maiden European Tour title in his first year on Tour.
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Rookie leads the way in Sardinia
Rookie Ian Poulter takes a three-shot lead into the final round of the Italian Open at Is Molas in Sardinia after a flawless 65, seven under par, took him to 18 under par. The 24-year-old Englishman, who is challenging Scotland’s Alastair Forsyth for the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award, is leading for the first time in his fledgling European Tour career ahead of Van Phillips, Ricardo Gonzalez, Roger Wessels and Francisco Cea.
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Antipodean feel to Italian Open
The Italian Open leaderboard has an antipodean look about it at the halfway stage with Aussie left-hander Richard Green and Kiwi Elliott Boult heading the log jam at the top on 12 under par 132. Seven players are only a shot off the lead including Spain’s Francisco Cea who shaved two shots off Is Molas course record with an outstanding nine under par 63.
2nd day video highlights
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Darcy and Torrance Roll back the years
Eamonn Darcy and Sam Torrance, who between them have accumulated some 60 seasons on Tour, rolled back the years by taking a share of the first round lead of the Italian Open at Is Molas. They are joined at the top of the leaderboard by England’s Van Phillips and Frenchman Benoit Teilleria after equalling the course record of 65, seven under par..
First day video highlights
Second round tee-times
Westwood looks to consolidate pole position in Sardinia
Lee Westwood will be looking to extend his lead at the top of the Volvo Order of Merit this week with only three official tournaments left on the 2000 European Tour International Schedule.
1st round tee-times
Italian Open Prize Money
Official Order of Merit Prize Money Breakdown of €1,000,000 for the Italian Open
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