Francesco Laporta

Francesco Laporta is an Italian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. He won two tournaments on the 2019 Challenge Tour.

From 2017 to 2019 Laporta has played on the Challenge Tour. He finished 48 in the Order of Merit in 2017 and 52nd in 2018. His best finish in those two seasons was to be tied for third place in the 2017 Barclays Kenya Open.

Laporta started 2019 well when he was runner-up in the opening event of the season, the Turkish Airlines Challenge, losing in a sudden-death playoff to Connor Syme. In October he finished tied for 7th place in the Italian Open to earn his biggest prize.

The following week he won the Hainan Open, finishing a stroke ahead of Robin Roussel, a result that guaranteed him promotion to the European Tour for 2020. In November 2019 he won the Challenge Tour Grand Final, taking the Order of Merit title.

Laporta started playing as a 13-year old at the San Domenico Golf in Brindisi and developed his amateur career in Italy and South Africa. After playing in a few professional tournaments in the Alps Tour as an amateur, he turned professional in 2013 on the Sunshine Tour.