The Italian Almanac

Alessandro Tadini

Italian Sport - June 4

Italy's Alessandro Tadini, who missed 10 of 15 cuts this year, shot a 7-under-par 62 Friday for a two-shot lead over England's David Lynn at the Wales Open. Tadini was at 11-under 127 after two rounds on the short Roman Road course at Celtic Manor. Lynn, playing later when the wind picked up, carded a 66 for 129 and Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez was at 130 after a 67.

Tadini began his bogey-free round with a birdie from 30 feet. "Then it was easier to play," he said. "Today my putting was beautiful."