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Jun 10th, 2022

Melgrati shares lead at Scandinavian Mixed

Italian amateur joins male professionals atop the leaderboard

Amateur Carolina Melgrati said her dream was coming true after she fired an opening 65 to sit in a four-way tie for the lead alongside three male professionals on day one of the 2022 Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed.
Italian amateur Carolina Melgrata

The Italian opened her round with back-to-back birdies before dropping her first shot of the day at the 8th at Halmstad Golf Club but a back nine of 30, which contained an eagle and four birdies, saw Melgrati join Craig Howie, Matthieu Pavon and Santiago Tarrio at the summit on seven-under-par.
“It is probably a result of working hard and it is paying off. I’m just trying to focus on hitting fairways and hitting greens and then making putts. When it works it’s great, when it doesn’t you just have to go back and practise it some more," said Melgrati.
“I didn’t feel a difference between the front and back nine, but I just tried to stick to my processes – nothing really changed in my mind."
Scotland's Howie and Frenchman Pavon each made seven birdies and no bogeys in their first rounds, while Spaniard Tarrio carded eight birdies - including four in a row from the 14th - and a solitary bogey.
Craig Howie of Scotland

Swedish pair Linn Grant and Kristoffer Broberg were another shot further back in a tie for fifth alongside England's Liz Young and Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond.
Tournament host Henrik Stenson carded an opening-round 70 and enjoyed being in the company of two fellow Swedes at opposite ends of their golf careers with big crowds following his morning feature group.
Playing alongside him were 44-year-old Peter Hanson, who will call time on his DP World Tour career after this week's event, and 22-year-old Maja Stark - a rising star on the Ladies European Tour.

Stark has claimed three LET titles inside the past 12 months and matched Stenson's first-round 70, to sit five shots behind the clubhouse leaders. Co-host Annika Sörenstam fought back from a poor start to finish the day at two-over-par. 

TAGS: DP World Tour, Ladies European Tour, Carolina Melgrati, Craig Howie, 2022