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Spain’s Salto Leads 2018 Beko Classic2 min read

Posted on: 12th Oct 2018

The PGA of Spain’s Alvaro Salto took the lead after the first round of the 2018 Beko Classic Pro-Am, with an opening five under-par (67) at Carya Golf Club in Turkey.

The Spaniard quickly found himself one-over par through six holes, but then birdied six of his last 12 holes snatching the lead from defending champion, David Lynn, who trails by a single shot alongside Andrew Marshall, Haydn McCullen, Luca Cianchetti and the PGA of Austria’s Georg Schultes, at four-under par (68).

“My front nine wasn’t very good but I finished great,” said Salto.  “I finished with four consecutive birdies so I’m really happy with that.

“I think the Pro-Am format will help me tomorrow as I’ll be focusing on my game rather than on the other professionals…my team also did great and I think they made me play better.”

Only two shots off the lead at three-under par is the 2005 US Open Champion, Michael Campbell, who was able to card a three-under par 69 to put him in contention having not played the golf course before.

2014 winning Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley, also made a steady start in his first Professional event in Turkey closing his round at two-under par (70).

Team Golferz 22, led by Alvaro Salto, took the lead in the Team category. Amateurs Fahri Ersin, Idil Mimarogluand Mehmet Saracoglu, together with Salto, scored 94 points (-22) to take the lead before moving to Round 02.

Only three points behind are Opet 2, led in Round 01 by England’s Andrew Marshall, with amateurs, Oya Dagli, Caner Tuna and Nurten Ozturk, with 91 points (-19) along with team Flo Ayakkabi, led by Peter Gustafsson(PGA of Spain) and Mehmet Ziylan, Baha Telliand Mehmet Kazan.

For Full Round 01 Scores Visit:


For more information visit the Tournament Hub Page (, follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter and search the hashtag ‘#BekoClassic’, and like the Confederation of Professional Golf Facebook Page.

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