Posted March 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Matteo Manassero
Italian teenager Matteo Manassero boosted his hopes of qualifying for next month's Masters with a 64 that equaled the course record on Thursday's opening day of the Andalucian Open. Manassero birdied his closing two holes for a total of nine birdies and just one bogey in fine scoring conditions on the undulating Aloha course near Marbella. It is the 18-year-old golfer's second lowest round after recording an 8 under 62 during the 2010 Hong Kong Open. The Italian said ''It was a very good round and I played very solid.'' He added that he ''made about 90 percent of my birdie chances I had and that was the key.''
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