VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Nino Bertasio shot a 10-under 61 Thursday for the lowest European Tour round of his career to take a four-shot lead after the first round of the Portugal Masters.
The Italian had a bogey-free round and birdied six of the last seven holes at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course.
“I got off to a good start,” Bertasio said. “I made a lot of putts on the front nine and played really solid on the back. Hit a few close, hit the par fives in two and the birdie on the last was a bonus. I wasn’t expecting a 61, but I have been playing nicely. I putted really well today and everything clicked.”
Spaniard Adri Arnaus was in second place after a 65. He also was bogey-free for the day.