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It's a busy week for the Titleist Tour Support Team this week as the European Tour is staging two events. A host of talent has travelled to Portugal's beautiful island of Madeira for this year's Madeira Island Open.
The cliff-top links of Porto Santo Golf Club, designed by the great Seve Ballesteros, again welcomes the players for the event. Because Madeira is so remote, it's logistically impossible to get the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle (TTSV) on site for the tournament. Instead, product has to be shipped from Titleist's European HQ well in advance to ensure that our Team is supplied with plenty of product to address any player need that may be encountered.
Despite the gloomy weather that we've seen thus far, it hasn't prevented some stellar play. Pro V1x loyalist Lloyd Saltman equalled his best round ever as a professional, firing an 8-under 64 to take a four-shot lead after the opening round.
This morning, Scotland's Craig Lee (Pro V1x) followed up an opening round 67 with a 4-under 68, taking a one-shot lead over his fellow compatriot as Saltman awaits the start of his second round. Titleist Brand Ambassador Thomas Levet rounds out the top-3 at the time of this posting, currently at 7-under.
To view a slideshow of images we captured from the Madeira Island Open just click on the image above.