BMW Italian Open, Rd1 Joel Sjoholm Leads September 13 2012

Sjöholm stars on opening day                                                                 Joel Sjoholm /Getty Images Swede  Joel Sjoholm put behind him his last two tournaments with missed cuts, to lead the BMW Italian Open in Turin by one shot, his -8 under par opening round of 64 gave the 27-year-old that advantage. Joel said afterwards that he felt he could have played better; " I want revenge, the last two weeks I actually played quite good golf. Normally when I score well, I have to putt well. The last few weeks I've putted quite poorly and missed the cut by one stroke. Both times I felt like I had a good chance to make the cut, but you have to forget and keep moving on. I hit it basically everywhere. I was in the woods a lot and made some funny birdies today. It was a big, fighting 64 rather than a solid 64, but it's great fun to be eight under. I know that I have to play better golf tomorrow, I'm not going to make these sort of birdies four rounds in a row." Joel has a one shot lead over England's Lee Slattery, whose opening effort of -7 under par 65 gave him second place on his own.                 Lee said he tends to play well on this course at  Royal Park I Roveri; "It's a place I always play well for some reason, I think I've had two 65s round here before. Last week in Holland, although it's a great golf course, I tend to struggle on it, whereas this week I can see the shots. It's nice to open the shoulders a little bit, which you can do here because the rough is not thick." Francesco Molinari’s -4 under par, 68 was the best score of those heading to The Ryder Cup in a fortnight’s time. Francesco was the 2006 winner of this event, and he was two shots better than German Martin Kaymer and Captain José María Olazábal, while Nicolas Colsaerts was a shot further back on one under. "It's fun playing in front of the home crowd, but there's a lot of pressure and everyone wants you to do well. It would be nice to give them a nice week, but it's quite tough. It was nice to spend some time together with Nicolas Colsaerts and Martin Kaymer and I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun in America as well. We talked a little about a few things, but not too much."