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Golf News // European Tour Nino Bertasio cards 61, claims four-shot lead in Portugal (www.espn.com)

Golf News // European Tour Nino Bertasio cards 61, claims four-shot lead in Portugal

Italy’s Nino Bertasio carded a bogey-free 61 to claim a four-shot lead after the opening round at the Portugal Masters on Thursday.

Bertasio went on a hot streak on the back nine at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, carding six birdies over the last seven holes to move to 10 under par.

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“I got off to a good start, birdied the second after hitting it close and I started making some putts,” the 33-year-old Italian said after the round.

“I wasn’t thinking about it [a 59], I’m not going to lie. Just trying to finish a good round. I wasn’t expecting a 61, but I have been playing nicely. I putted really well today and everything clicked.”

Bertasio is seeking his first victory on Tour since making his debut in 2016.

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