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Pettersson Piles Pressure On Leader Gagli3 min read


Posted on: 11th Feb 2017

Overnight leader, Lorenzo Gagli (PGA of Italy), maintained his position at the top of the leaderboard after Round 02 of the Lumine International Pro-Am, but is closely pursued by the PGA of Sweden’s Bjorn Pettersson.

Round 02 of the competition, played on the Hills Course at Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club, proved to be a tough challenge for many of the players.

 

“I started bad, with a bogey on the 1st and a bogey on the 2nd…so it was a different day from yesterday, but I finished level par and that is okay for the day,” explained leader, Gagli.

The Italian started the day with a three-shot cushion over the rest of the 18 Professional-strong field, but has seen his lead reduced by one going into Round 03.

“There is another day tomorrow…I can play a good round tomorrow with my team and I am confident. I love both courses, so it is okay for me to play both of them.”

The PGA of Italy Professional got off to a slow start, bogeying the first two holes. However, he soon recovered lost ground by making birdie on the par-four 4th and par-five 7th.

Two bogeys and two birdies on the back nine meant Gagli finished with an even-par round of 72, leaving him on five-under for the tournament (138).

Pettersson lies in second place, two shots back, after carding the best round of the day, with a blemish-free 69 (-3).

“I was really good from tee to green today…I hit it very solid and good,” said Pettersson. “I got a few opportunities on the first holes, but missed them all and then I had a good run at the beginning of the second nine, made a few there and that was about it…no bogeys, so I played good.”

After starting his round with 10 pars, the Swede made three consecutive birdies on the 11th, 12th and 13th, and has a two-round total of 140 (-3).

“It was really nice today, there was no wind at all this morning and the greens are perfect I would say…I prefer the Hills Course, it is a lot of fun. I like it a lot down here, I’m here pretty often…playing golf and having a good time, I absolutely love it, its awesome.”

Making up the top three is Emanuele Canonica, who carded a one-under round of 71, which consisted of four birdies and three bogeys.

Canonica played with fellow PGA of Italy Professional, and leader Gagli, in the Fourball Championship and is still very much in contention at the end of Round 02.

Team Colletta (PGA of France) still lead the Team Pro-Am Competition after a second round stableford score of 82 points (-10) leaves them with a total of 173 points (-29).

Colletta, along with amateurs Pierre Fedrigo,  J Baptiste Montaut and Simon Cohen, hold a slender two-point lead over Team Williamson (PGA of Great Britain & Ireland). Behind them on 164 points is the PGA of Israel team lead by Professional Itamar Cohen.

For Full Round 02 Scores Visit http://eur.pe/2017Lumine

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