9th May 2014 | Alps Tour Golf

Best score leads to Romano

Italy's Andrea Romano scored brilliant 65 to lead after Gösser Open first round. A group of five players is one shot behind.

Italy’s Andrea Romano (c) Davide

Italy’s Andrea Romano shot the best score of the day on Maria Lankowtiz golf course. He signed for 65 7 under par to lead by one shot over five players.

The great conditions did not help the course to defend itself and Alps Tour players proved that they are in good form. The projected cut after one day is -2 and birdies and eagles are nuerous on the leaderboard.

Romano, 30 year old, only turned pro 3 years ago and did not have any victories on Alps Tour. He only dropped one shot today, on the par three 17th. A pack of five players are on his toes, France’s Thomas Elissalde who finished second last week in France, fellow David Antonelli and three Austrian players, amateur Kristoph Korbler, Bernard Neumayer and Nikolaus Wimmer. Last Autrian player to have lift the engraved cristal glass was Martin Wiegele in 2008 after epic 8 holes play off against Emmanuele Lattanzi and Andrea Rota.

Defending champion, Northern Ireland’s Brendan McCarrol scored 70.

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