(ANSA) – ROME, JULY 16 – In England the 149th edition of The Open risks losing one of the most anticipated protagonists, Francesco Molinari. In Sandwich, Kent, the Turin-born – who won the tournament in 2018, the first Italian to win a Major – after a good first lap ended in 19th place, disappointed expectations in the second, which ended with a partial of 74 ( +4) out of a total of 142 (68 74, +2) hits. Currently just beyond the cutting line, at Royal St George’s GC (par 70) Chicco Molinari after an initial birdie (five of the day) recorded a very heavy quadruple bogey (at hole 6, par 3, closed in 7 strokes), a double bogey (at 9, par 4) and three bogeys. For a ride on the swing, with so many mistakes. And now there is expectation for Guido Migliozzi, 32 / o yesterday at the end of the 18 opening holes. Collin Morikawa’s great race among the big names. The American, world number 4, with a total of 131 (67 64, -9) has so far been the great protagonist of the second round. (HANDLE).