Dylan Frittelli won, South African rule in Bahrain

In the Bahrain Championship, South African golfer Dylan Frittelli triumphed with a total of 275 shots (67 68 69 71, -13), demonstrating an exceptional performance

by Andrea Gussoni
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Dylan Frittelli won, South African rule in Bahrain
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In the Bahrain Championship, South African golfer Dylan Frittelli triumphed with a total of 275 shots (67 68 69 71, -13), demonstrating an exceptional performance. In second place, with a score of 277 (-11), we saw Zander Lombard, who shared this position with the Swede Jesper Svensson.

In fourth place, with 279 hits (-9), was Ockie Strydom.

Bahrain, results

The tournament took place on the course of the Royal Golf Club (par 72), and among the eight Italian participants, Filippo Celli achieved the best result, finishing in 23rd place with an overall score of 284 (70 70 73 71, -4) .

Matteo Manassero came in 35th place with 286 shots (69 73 72 72, -2), while Andrea Pavan was in 48th place with 288 shots (72 69 75 72, par), and Lorenzo Scalise was in 70th place with 295 shots (73 68 75 79, +7). Dylan Ashley Frittelli, 33, from Johannesburg, dominated the tournament from the second round and sealed his victory with an impressive performance in the final round, making three crucial birdies after 12 holes played below expectations, despite two bogeys.

This is Frittelli's third career win on the DP World Tour, adding to two successes on the Challenge Tour and one on the PGA Tour. His triumph in Bahrain earned him a prize money of 390,779 euros, part of a total prize pool of 2,300,000 EUR.

Now the continental circuit moves to Doha, where the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters will be held from 8 to 11 February. It will be interesting to see what the next challenges and successes will be in this competition. Bahrain, officially known as the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a small state located on an archipelago made up of 33 islands near the western coasts of the Persian Gulf.

Its capital is Manama, and the official language is Arabic. In the past, Bahrain was an emirate, but in 2002 it became a kingdom established as a constitutional monarchy. The country is governed by the Al Khalifa royal family, with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the head and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, heir to the throne.

Bahrain has an area of 765 km² and is inhabited by approximately 1,343,000 people, according to 2014 estimates, of which 235,108 are foreigners. Its territorial waters border Saudi Arabia to the west and Qatar to the south.

The main island is Bahrain, which together with the Sitrah and Muharraq islands constitutes the central nucleus of the archipelago. Other notable islands include Nabih Saleh to the north-east, Umm Al Nasan to the north-west, Jidda also to the north-west and the Hawar Islands to the south-east.

Bahrain is famous for its oil and pearl production. Additionally, its capital, Manama, is home to major structures including the Bahrain World Trade Center and the Bahrain Financial Harbour. Bahrain also hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix, which takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit.

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