Taylor comes back and takes the lead, Fiorellini ok

At the Golf Nazionale in Sutri (Viterbo), Italy, Amy Taylor has surged from 12th place to take the lead at the Ladies Italian Open after the second-to-last round

by Andrea Gussoni
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Taylor comes back and takes the lead, Fiorellini ok
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At the Golf Nazionale in Sutri (Viterbo), Italy, Amy Taylor has surged from 12th place to take the lead at the Ladies Italian Open after the second-to-last round. The English golfer posted a score of 137 (70 67, -7 under par), leading the tournament by one stroke ahead of Switzerland's Tiffany Arafi, who sits in second place with 138 (-6).

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Taylor, a 23-year-old from Norwich, had a stellar round of 67 (-5), highlighted by six birdies and marred by just one bogey, marking her best round on the Ladies European Tour to date. She started playing golf at the age of 9 and turned professional after graduating from Texas Tech University in 2022.

Her career highlights include a victory at the Let Access Tour's Calatayud Ladies Open in Spain two years ago. In the race for Olympic qualification, the top Italian performer is Francesca Fiorellini. The 19-year-old amateur, who clinched both the Junior Ryder Cup and the Junior Solheim Cup in 2023, moved up to 13th place with a score of 142 (71 71, -2), after a round that included three birdies and two bogeys.

She leads fellow Italians Alessandra Fanali (71 72) and Carolina Melgrati (72 71), who are tied for 17th place with scores of 143 (-1). Also making it to the final round is Virginia Elena Carta, the 27-year-old from Milan, who is aiming to secure her Olympic spot.

She currently stands at 27th place with a score of 144 (73 71, par). Amy Taylor's potential victory at the Ladies Italian Open could earn her €45,000 from the total prize pool of €300,000, significantly boosting her career earnings which currently stand at $35,602.95 USD.

Amy Taylor is a professional golfer from Norwich, England, known for her promising career on the Ladies European Tour (LET). Here are some key details about her: Background: Amy Taylor began playing golf at the age of 9 and developed her skills through junior and amateur ranks before turning professional.

Education: She attended Texas Tech University and graduated in 2022, after which she transitioned into professional golf. Career Highlights: One of her notable achievements includes winning the Let Access Tour's Calatayud Ladies Open in Spain, which is part of the developmental circuit for the LET.

Performance: Taylor's standout performance includes her recent success at the Ladies Italian Open, where she surged into the lead with impressive scores. Playing Style: Known for her consistent play and strategic approach on the course, Taylor has demonstrated her ability to handle pressure and deliver under tournament conditions.

Aspirations: She is currently aiming to secure more victories on the LET and potentially qualify for major championships and international events like the Olympics. Amy Taylor's career continues to evolve, and her recent achievements underline her potential as a rising star in women's professional golf.

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