New Giza Open '24, Lipparelli wins in Egypt

In 2024, Italgolf secured its first professional victory of the year. In Cairo, Egypt, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli emerged victorious at the New Giza Open with a total of 199 (70 66 63, -17) strokes

by Andrea Gussoni
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New Giza Open '24, Lipparelli wins in Egypt
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In 2024, Italgolf secured its first professional victory of the year. In Cairo, Egypt, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli emerged victorious at the New Giza Open with a total of 199 (70 66 63, -17) strokes. After narrowly missing out on victory in the first two Alps Tour events of the season, finishing 2nd and 5th respectively, both in Egypt, Lipparelli surged ahead with a bogey-free final round of 62 (-9), supported by nine birdies, at the New Giza Golf Club (par 72).

He climbed from fourth place to claim the entire prize pool. The 27-year-old from Frosinone, earning his second career title on the third-tier European circuit, found success for the first time since 2019 (Open de St. François Guadeloupe), a year in which he also topped the Alps Tour Order of Merit.

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This time, Lipparelli narrowly edged out Frenchman Aymeric Laussot and Englishman Harry Goddard, both tied for 2nd place with 200 (-16). Laussot had previously beaten Lipparelli in a photo finish at the Ein Bay Open, the opening event of the 2024 Alps Tour.

Now, Lipparelli not only avenged that defeat but also surged to the top of the circuit's money list. His impressive performance earned him €5,800 out of a total prize pool of €40,000. Furthermore, Lipparelli distinguished himself as the second Italian, after Lorenzo Scalise in 2019, to claim victory at the New Giza Open.

Giza, sometimes spelled Gizah, Gizeh, Geeza, or Jiza, is the third-largest city in Egypt by area, following Cairo and Alexandria, and the fourth-largest city in Africa by population, after Kinshasa, Lagos, and Cairo. Serving as the capital of Giza Governorate, it had a population of 4,872,448 according to the 2017 census.

Situated on the western bank of the Nile, across from central Cairo, Giza is an integral part of the Greater Cairo metropolis. It is located less than 30 km (18.64 mi) north of Memphis (Men-nefer), which was the capital of the unified Egyptian state during the reign of Pharaoh Narmer around 3100 BC.

Giza is renowned for the Giza Plateau, home to some of the most remarkable ancient monuments globally. Among these are the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and various other large pyramids and temples, forming a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures.

Due to its proximity to Memphis, the ancient pharaonic capital of the Old Kingdom, Giza has always held significant historical importance in Egypt.

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