Jesper Svensson wins the Singapore Classic

Among the Italians, a positive showing for Guido Migliozzi, finishing 16th with 278 (69 69 71 69, -10).

by Andrea Gussoni
Jesper Svensson wins the Singapore Classic
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First career success on the DP World Tour for Jesper Svensson (68 73 67 63). The Swede, at the third hole of the playoff, clinched the Porsche Singapore Classic with a score of 271 (-17) strokes after narrowly defeating Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64 72 71 64) in a photo finish.

A bogey on the 75th hole by the Thai player gifted the 28-year-old from Uppsala with the first event of the Asian Swing.

Jesper Svensson, results

At the Laguna National Golf Resort Club (par 72) in Singapore, in the fourth and final round, Svensson climbed twelve positions with a round of 63 (-9) strokes, marked by two eagles and eight birdies, with three bogeys.

The remarkable performance earned the Scandinavian €392,403.78. Among the Italians, a positive showing for Guido Migliozzi, finishing 16th with 278 (69 69 71 69, -10). Turin's Edoardo Molinari could not surpass the 56th position with 285 (-3).

Further back, Andrea Pavan and Francesco Laporta tied for 65th with 288 (par). The tournament was not remarkable for Filippo Celli, finishing 79th with 292 (+4), and Lorenzo Scalise, 81st with 293 (+5). Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia, located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 152 km north of the equator.

It is an island state, as it is spread across an archipelago of 58 islands, the largest and main one being the island of Singapore which hosts the metropolis. To the north, Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Johor Strait, while to the south, it is separated from the Indonesian Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait.

It is the fourth major financial center in the world and is one of the leading cosmopolitan cities globally, playing a significant role in international trade and finance. Its port is among the top five in the world for activity and traffic on a global scale.

Singapore has a long history of immigration. The population is diverse; its over five million inhabitants are predominantly composed of Chinese, Malays, Indians, and other descendants of Asians and Europeans. Forty-two percent of the population are foreigners, residing here for work or study.

Foreign workers make up fifty percent of the service sector. Singapore is the second most densely populated country in the world after the Principality of Monaco. In 2009, it achieved the highest concentration of millionaires relative to the population, surpassing Hong Kong, Switzerland, Qatar, and Kuwait.

Guido Migliozzi