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Castello di Tolcinasco G & CC
Milan, Italy 04 May 2006 - 07 May 2006
Molinari Ends 26 Year Wait for Home Winner
(Reuters) - Francesco Molinari ended a 26-year wait for a home winner when he captured the Telecom Italia Open on by four strokes. A faultless final round of seven under par 65 to total 23 under par 265, earned the 23 year old from Turin his maiden European Tour title in only his second season Tour.
Molinari in the Hunt to Secure First Home Telecom Italia Open Win for 26 Years
Francesco Molinari will go hunting the first home win at the Telecom Italia Open since 1980 after taking a share of the third round lead with England’s Benn Barham, both players carding third rounds of 67 to post matching aggregate totals of 16 under par 200 at the Castillo de Tolcinasco Golf and Country Club.
Drysdale Gets Close to Putting Perfection in Italy
Scotland’s David Drysdale produced one of The European Tour’s best ever putting rounds to take control of the Telecom Italia Open at the halfway stage, taking just 20 putts to post a second round score of eight under par 64 and a 13 under aggregate – two strokes clear of the field.
Cool Hand Kjeldsen Equals Course Record to Lead in Italy
Denmark’s Søren Kjeldsen produced a wonderful, course record equalling performance during round one of Telecom Italia Open to establish a two stroke lead over his closest challenger, Englishman Benn Barham. The 30 year old Dane put on a flawless display of nine birdies and nine pars to post an opening 63 at Castillo de Tolcinasco Golf and Country Club as he bids to turn his outstanding form into outstanding results on The 2006 European Tour International Schedule.
Webster Hopes Ballesteros Will Tip the Balance
(Reuters) - England's Steve Webster hopes tips from Seve Ballesteros will help him claim back-to-back Telecom Italian Open titles. Webster took ten years to realise the potential he showed when winning the 1995 silver medal as best amateur in The Open Championship and then The European Tour Qualifying School of that year.
Golf is the New Fashion in Milan
The fashion capital of the world turns its attention from the catwalks to the fairways this week as reigning BMW Champion Angel Cabrera headlines the field for the Telecom Italia Open at Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & Country Club in Milan. The big-hitting Argentine, who will defend the biggest title of his career at Wentworth Club from May 25-28, will be joined in northern Italy by nine other winners from 2005, including 2005 Amateur Champion Brian McElhinney.
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