Otto Ahead In Italy

european tour logo Hennie Otto has surged into the lead of the Open d’Italia Damiano in Turin. The former Italian Open champion has shot a 62 on the second day for 15 under par and a three strokes advantage over Bernd Wiesberger. All the more remarkably, Otto’s only in his second event after back surgery. Kerry’s David Higgins will miss the cut-he’s presently 4 over after 16 holes on day two. Gareth Maybin and Damien McGrane are the only to Irish players in the weekend field at the Open D’Italia. Maybin is on 3-under par after ar round of 74 today, with McGrane another shot back. Trish Johnson is ahead in the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open. She’s 6 under after 15 holes, 3 better off than clubhouse leader Anne-Lise Caudal.