Ras Al Khaimah Championship: Ryo Hisatsune leads as Edoardo Molinari and Rasmus Hojgaard impress | Golf News

Ryo Hisatsune started the week with six successive birdies as he posted a stunning 64 to lead by two strokes after the first round of the Ras Al Khaimah Championship; watch live on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. Sky Sports Golf

Last update: 2/2/23 2:49 p.m.

Ryo Hisatsune holds a two-stroke lead in the Ras Al Khaimah Championship

Ryo Hisatune produced an incredible birdie run to take the lead in the DP World Tour Ras al Khaimah Championship, where Edoardo Molinari and Rasmus Hojgaard also impressed.

The Japanese birdied each of his first six holes en route to a brilliant first-round 64 at Al Hamra GC, giving him a two-shot cushion over Molinari, Hojgaard and England’s Matthew Baldwin.

Hisatsune followed up his six-birdie start by taking advantage of the par-five eighth, seeing him reach the turn in 29, with a birdie at the par-5 10 raising hopes for a potential round under 60.

The world No. 210 – making his first start of the year – ended a series of pars by rolling in a 15ft birdie at par three 15th, briefly putting him three ahead, with Hisatsune’s only shot falling when he found trees. the tee at the par-five 18 en route to a closing bogey.

“It was so unreal,” Hisatsune said. “I was just making shots, putts. Every time I did it. It was so amazing. It’s the first time I’ve had six birdies in a row. It’s my first event in the league. year (calendar) and I was a little nervous at first, but it was an easy start.

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“(After that start) I thought ‘carry on’. On the back nine, there are some tough holes. I had to keep making shots, making pars. On the last hole, I was so nervous, but it was just a bogey so OK for me.”

Baldwin birdied four in a row from his first nine and came close to a holey albatross on his final hole, with a point-blank eagle seeing him sign for a 66 in the first round, while Hojgaard netted six birdies in a bogey. start and Molinari started strong to complete the group tied for second.

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Ryan Fox – the highest-ranked player on the pitch – is part of the six-on-five-under group that includes England’s Callum Shinkwin, who followed his fourth-place finish in Dubai last week by carding a bogey-free 67, while Ryder Cup prospect Adrian Meronk – who can enter the world’s top 50 this week – is less than four clear.

Defending champion Nicolai Hojgaard produced an eagle-birdie finish to save a one-under 71, after making three bogeys in a six-hole streak earlier in his round, with Adrian Otaegui in the group level and Victor Perez opening with one one- over 73.

Watch the DP World Tour Ras al Khaimah Championship throughout the week live on Sky Sports. Live coverage continues Friday from 8.30am on Sky Sports Golf.

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