Czechs see Goya strike early
Argentina’s Tano Goya will take one-shot lead into the second round of the Moravia Silesia Open on Friday.
Argentina’s Tano Goya shook up the Moravia Silesia Open today (Thursday) when he secured a one-shot lead in the opening round of the first European Tour event to be held in the Czech Republic for 12 years.
Goya signed for a seven-under 65 to sit alone atop the leaderboard, one ahead of the English pair of John Bickerton and Steve Webster.
Starting at the 10th, Goya collected four birdies and an eagle three at the 16th to reach the turn in just 30 shots.
The 21-year-old’s solitary bogey of the day came at the second, his 11th, but two further birdies and five pars consolidated his position.
“If I can win again that would be great,” said Goya, who claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Madeiria Islands Open in March.
“It’s three days more to go. It’s a long tournament still. I will try to do my best.”
Webster and Bickerton remain hot on the leader’s heels after both had seven birdies and a bogey during their respective rounds of 66.
A stroke furthe back at five-under is a three-man group containing Frenchman Francois Delamontagne, Robert Jan-Derksen of the Netherlands and Spain’s Ignacio Garrido.
Another Spaniard, Miguel Angel Jimenez, playing the course he designed at the Prosper Golf Resort in Celadna, manged a one-under 71.
Jimenez’s round contained a solitary birdie at the par-four fourth to go with 17 pars.
ALL THE FINAL ROUND SCORES (Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 72)
65 Tano Goya (Arg)
66 Steve Webster, John Bickerton
67 Robert Jan Derksen (Ned), Francois Delamontagne (Fra), Ignacio Garrido (Spa)
68 Jeppe Huldahl (Den), Michael Lorenzo-Vera (Fra), Callum Macaulay, Fabrizio Zanotti (Par), Jose Manuel Lara (Spa), Graeme Storm
69 Patrik Sjoland (Swe), Maarten Lafeber (Ned), Thomas Levet (Fra)
70 Mikael Lundberg (Swe), Danny Willett, Matthew Millar (Aus), Markus Brier (Aut), Alejandro Canizares (Spa), Santiago Luna (Spa), Oskar Henningsson (Swe), Sam Little, Bradley Dredge
71 Martin Erlandsson (Swe), Robert Dinwiddie, Steven O’Hara, Felipe Aguilar (Chi), Robert Rock, Lee Slattery, Marc Warren, Michael Hoey, Richie Ramsay, Nathan T Smith (USA), Chris Wood, Kane Webber (Aus), Seve Benson, Paul Broadhurst, Marc Cayeux (Zim), Raphael Jacquelin (Fra), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Jamie Donaldson, Jean-Francois Lucquin (Fra), Barry Lane
72 Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (Fra), Roope Kakko (Fin), Ake Nilsson (Rsa), Magnus A Carlsson (Swe), Benn Barham, Klas Eriksson (Swe), Rafael Echenique (Arg), David Frost (Rsa), Alexandre Rocha (Bra), Daniel Vancsik (Arg), David Drysdale, Jonathan Lomas, Mark Foster, Miles Tunnicliff, Jyoti Randhawa (Ind)
73 Joakim Haeggman (Swe), Carlos Del Moral (Spa), Damien McGrane, John Mellor, Gareth Maybin, Per-Ulrik Johansson (Swe), Marcel Siem (Ger), Stuart Manley, Scott Drummond, Simon Wakefield, Simon Khan, Anthony Wall, Marcus Higley, Alexander Noren (Swe), Taco Remkes (Ned), Phillip Archer
74 David Carter, James Kingston (Rsa), Birgir Hafthorsson (Ice), Chinnarat Phadungsil (Tha), David Prochazka (Cze), Alessandro Tadini (Ita), Chapchai Nirat (Tha), Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spa), Gregory Havret (Fra), Christian Cevaer (Fra), Anton Haig (Rsa), Hennie Otto (Rsa), Alan McLean, David Horsey, Brett Rumford (Aus), Peter O’Malley (Aus)
75 Richard Bland, Alvaro Velasco (Spa), Shiv Kapur (Ind), Jiri jun Korda (Cze), Kenneth Ferrie, Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia (Ind), Andrew McLardy (Rsa), Alex Cejka (Ger), Jacob Olesen (Den), John E Morgan, Rolf Muntz (Ned), Inder Van Weerelt (Ned), Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe)
76 Stuart Davis, David Lynn, Simon Dyson, Petr Skopovy (Cze), Marco Ruiz (Par), Eirik Tage Johansen (Nor), Lukas Tintera (Cze), Michael Jonzon (Swe), Pablo Martin (Spa), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Ondrej Lebl (Cze)
77 Ulrich Van Den Berg (Rsa), David Howell, Branden Grace (Rsa), Mads Vibe-Hastrup (Den), Pablo Larrazabal (Spa), Wil Besseling (Ned), Marek Novy (Cze), Stanisiav Matus (Cze), Richard Finch, Shane Lowry, Wade Ormsby (Aus)
78 Michal Pospisil (Cze), Petr Nic (Cze), Jan Ryba (Cze), Jan Juhaniak (Cze), Ricardo Gonzalez (Arg), Gary Lockerbie, David Dixon, Alfredo Garcia (Spa), Ross McGowan
79 Andrew Coltart, Lukas Lizanek (Cze), Pelle Edberg (Swe), Peter Lawrie, Jiri Janda (Cze), Henrik Engdahl (Cze), Iain Pyman, Gary Murphy, Jeff Sikute (USA), Gregory Bourdy (Fra)
80 Juraj Zvarik (Svk), Jiri Nemecek (Cze), Marcus Fraser (Aus)
81 Alastair Forsyth
82 Robert Schovanek (Cze), Anthony Snobeck (Fra)
83 Peter Fowler (Aus)
88 Pablo Novo (Spa)
89 Jiri Stryncl (Cze)
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