In the Canary Islands, the new leader of the Tenerife Open golf is Nicolai Von Dellingshausen, a 28-year-old German (with no success on the European Tour) who, with a partial of 62 (-9) out of a total of 126 (64 62, -16), halfway through the race he surprisingly leads the leaderboard with three strokes ahead of the Spanish Pep Angels, second with 129 (-13).
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen, Tenerife Open
He was unable to repeat the super test offered in the first lap and so the Dane Thorbjorn Olesen (leading at the end of the first 18 holes played) slipped to 7th position (131, -11) alongside, among others, the ‘American John Catlin.
Among the blues, Edoardo Molinari from Turin made a good comeback, from 55 / o to 20 / o (134, -8) thanks to a bogey free lap (-6 during the day) with six birdies. Same score for Nino Bertasio from Brescia. The Apulian Francesco Laporta (28 / o with 135, -7) also enters the final phase of the tournament, playing nine phenomenal holes with four (consecutive) birdies and an eagle.
Then, in the second part of the race, after a bogey and another birdie, a double bogey at 9 (the last of the day having started from 10) pays dearly. Except for the photo finish also Guido Migliozzi, 65 / o with 138 (-4). While Andrea Pavan, 91 / o with 140 (-2), Renato Paratore, 129 / o with 145 (+3), and Lorenzo Gagli, 143 / o with 147 (+5) came out.
In Italy it is possible again to organize and play golf competitions in the yellow zone. The good news was communicated in time by the Federgolf. After the one relating to the abolition of the examination of the rules, the Federation issues another circular (number 16), less surprising than the previous one but very much awaited.
Starting from April 26, 2021 it is allowed, exclusively for the territories located in the yellow zone, to carry out any sporting golf activity outdoors, in compliance with the guidelines adopted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Sport.
After careful analysis of the current legislation and unless otherwise and any guidance should be provided by the Department of Sport of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, any golf sporting activity, events, demonstrations and competitions (including social and pro -am) if carried out outdoors and in compliance with the Federal Protocol.
With reference to the performance of the amateur sports activity referred to there, the use of changing rooms is prohibited unless otherwise established by the guidelines referred to in the first sentence. For the territories located in the orange and red areas, the prescriptions made with previous legislative measures remain valid and effective.
A great step forward after months of lockouts or general play. Once again it’s up to us now to respect the rules (not just those of golf) so that golf never stops.