In Guyancourt, near Paris and with a great comeback in the final lap that saw him rise from ninth position, Guido Migliozzi won the 104th edition of the Golf Open de France. The Vicenza, at Le Golf National (par 71), on the course that hosted the Ryder Cup in 2018, thanks to a partial (the best of the day) closed in 62 (-9) out of a total of 268 (69 71 66 62 , -16) hits, he made the contest his own.
A decisive birdie (nine those made today, of which five consecutive) in the final that allowed him to overtake the Danish Rasmus Hojgaard, leader in the first three rounds.
Guido Migliozzi, results
The third Italian to win the Open de France after Ugo Grappasonni in 1949 and Costantino Rocca in 1993, Migliozzi celebrates his third career title on the DP World Tour.
Guido Migliozzi was born in Vicenza on January 25, 1997. He grew up golfing in the Montecchia Golf, started playing at the age of eight under the guidance of maestro Niccolò Bisazza and stood out in 2011 by winning the National Pulcini Championship.
In 2012 he acquired the Italian Cadet and Boys Medal titles and won the Italian Under 16 International Championship. He made his entry into the Italian national team contributing to the success of the Italian team in the European Young Masters and finishing second in the individual behind by Renato Paratore.
He played the first of his four European Boys Championships, with the Azzurri second. Other good performances in the Umberto Agnelli Trophy (3rd) and in the Palla d’Oro Memorial Silva (5th). In 2013 he again made the combination of the Cadet National Championship and the Boys Medal Championship, achieved his first international success in the Duke of York and was still part of the Boys team third in the Europeans.
He finished second in the Scottish Boys Under 16 and in the Leone San Marco and fifth in the Orange Bowl in the United States. In 2014 he was part of the blue Boys gold team at the continental Championships and won three individual competitions abroad: International of France Boys, IMGA Junior World Match Play and in the individual of the Copa RCS Sotogrande.
He put his seal in the Absolute Match Play Championship, his sixth Italian title. With his club team he won the Team Qualification Tournament. Among the placings, the second position in the International Championships of Italy and the fifth in the individual of the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup (Italy fifth in team).
2015 was a season of good placements and further international experience with third place in the Sotogrande International Young Talent, fourth in the National Medal Championship, ninth in the individual of the Copa Sotogrande and 12th in the Orange Bowl.
He took part again in the European Boys with Italy eighth and was the author of a good performance in the Abruzzo Open, the professional tournament of the Alps Tour, which ended in seventh position. In 2016 he got another international title in the Portuguese Amateur.
He played again in a European, in the Amateur team finished fourth, finished the French Amateur Championship Murat Cup in eighth place and was part of the blue team at the World Championships (Italy 34th). Among the pro 24th in the Montecchia Open by Lyoness (Challenge Tour).
He turned professional on 18 October. At the beginning of 2017 he finished fifth in the National Open Championship, then over the course of the season he played eight races in the Challenge Tour, passing the cut on one occasion in the Swiss Challenge (39th), and a tournament in the European Tour (out in the Rocco Forte Open).
The experience gained, however, was positive and he put it to good use at the end of the year when he participated in three tournaments of the Alps Tour with excellent profit. In fact, he went on a crescendo with 22nd place in the Lignano Open, 11th in the Cervino Open and achieving his first career success in the Miglianico Open, after a three-way playoff in which he defeated the French with a birdie on the third extra hole.
Alexandre Daydou and Julien Foret. He took part in the Qualifying School exiting in Stage 1. He finished second in the order of merit of the Italian Pro Tour, 19th in the Italian one and 222nd in the money list of the Challenge Tour.