In Rinkven, the first day aroused great popular enthusiasm.
Under the beautiful Antwerp sun, the public was already numerous, this Thursday, for the first round of the Soudal Open (DP World Tour) which takes place on the Rinkven International course (par 71). And it was, of course, the flights with Belgian players that were the most popular!
Regional of the stage and logical favorite of the tournament, Thomas Pieters signed a solid first day, returning a good card of 69 (-2). “I was a little too irregular on the return but I saved some important pars on the 16th and 17th. I therefore find myself in an ideal waiting position and I hope to take advantage, this Friday, of the greens of the morning which are a little softer than those of the afternoon”confided the Antwerp champion, delighted to fall into the arms of his granddaughter as soon as his last putt was in. “It’s bound to be a little confusing to play a European Tour tournament so close to home. I personally knew a large part of the public. And, there, I’m going to come home wisely to eat at home!”