Four-way tie atop European Tour event

Jan. 28, 2011 at 10:12 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Edoardo Molinari birdied his first six holes Friday and pulled into a four-way tie for the lead at the European Tour's Volvo Golf Champions event in Bahrain.

Molinari, Raphael Jacquelin and Miguel Angel Jimenez shot 7-under-par 65s and Peter Hanson had a 67 to share first place at 11-under 133 after 36 holes.

Paul Casey (67 Friday), Darren Clarke (65), Stephen Gallacher (64) and James Kingston (67), are knotted in fifth place one stroke behind the leaders. First-round leader Johan Edfors (71) and Francesco Molinari (69), Edoardo's brother, are tied for ninth at 9-under 135.

Edoardo Molinari opened play on the back nine of the Rolf Golf Club with six birdies. He then had 11 consecutive pars before a finishingt birdie at No. 9.

"It's good fun," he said. "It was quite windy at first and so it was a great start obviously.

"It was a little bit frustrating in the middle. I had a lot of chances and was not putting very well, but it was good to end with a birdie."

Jacquelin, also playing the back nine first, had four birdies in his first six holes and finished with eight birdies and a bogey. Jimenez had eight birdies and a bogey at the par-5 14th hole and Henson's round featured a ninth-hole eagle, birdies on Nos. 11-14 and 3 and two bogeys.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo for 7-year deal
Yankees host White Sox trying to stay in playoff hunt
Mariners turn to King Felix, resume road trip in Boston
Royals try to bounce back in Arlington
Extra Points: Tomlin should have taken a stand
Trending News