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Sweden's Joel Sjoholm leads Italian Open

The Swede was inspired form, producing three-straight birdies earlier today.

Joel Sjoholm (file photo)
Joel Sjoholm (file photo)

SWEDEN’S JOEL SJOHOLM has carded a bogeyless opening round of eight under to take a one-stroke lead at the Italian Open.

The 27-year-old did not drop a shot at Royal Park I Roveri, scoring four birdies on both the front and back nines to finish with a 64, just a shot ahead of England’s Lee Slattery.

Sjoholm started his round on Thursday with a birdie and carried on that positive form throughout the day.

The Swede burst away with an impressive run of three-straight birdies starting on the 11th hole and then birdied the last to complete his round of eight under.

Slattery birdied the final two holes to also complete a bogeyless round and move clear into second position late on the opening day of the European Tour event in Turin.

The 34-year-old Englishman sits on seven under, one shot ahead of seven players tied for third.

In an impressive display of golf at Royal Park I Roveri, three of that group also carded bogeyless opening rounds.

Richard McEvoy and David Howell of England, as well as South Africa’s Garth Mulroy, were the players who avoided dropping a shot in 18 holes.

Keith Horne of South Africa, England’s Richard Bland, Northern Ireland’s Gareth Maybin and Victor Dubuisson of France are also on six under after rounds of 66.

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