Nino Bertasio Leads Portugal Masters After Round One

Nino Bertasio Leads Portugal Masters
Nino Bertasio putts out on the 18th hole during Day One of the Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria GC on Nov 4, 2021 in Quarteira, Portugal. (Photo by Warren Little via Getty Images)

Nino Bertasio opened with a bogey-free 61 to claim a four-shot lead after day one of the Portugal Masters.

The Italian finished his first round at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course with eight pars and 10 birdies, including a six pack of gains over the last seven holes to reach 10-under par.

“I got off to a good start, birdied the second after hitting it close and I started making some putts,” said Bertasio, 33, who is seeking his first career victory.

“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.”

Spain’s Adri Arnaus was alone in second-place after carding a 6-under-par 65, while Malaysia’s Gavin Green (66) was one further back on 5 under.

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