Italians finish 1-2 at Portuguese International Amateur
Migliozzi is flanked by Italian coaches Federico Bisazza (left)
and Alberto Binaghi
PALMELA, Portugal (Feb. 13, 2016) -- Guido Migliozzi
may not be the
most well known amateur in the world, but the
Italian has a proven track record of top finishes, and
now he has two major amateur wins, and a jump up
the world rankings, to his credit.
The last win came at the European Nations
Sotagrande Cup in 2014, where he defeated a field
that included Bradley Neil, who won the British
Amateur that same year. (Neil has since turned pro).
Today at Montado Resort, Migliozzi and Andrea
Saracino entered the final round separated by two
shots. Both players shot 69, giving Migliozzi not only a
major victory, but a tournament record as well.
Given the week's windy and rainy conditions, that
record score and the separation of the Italian players
from the rest of the field is impressive.
- John Axelsen of Denmark posted a solid final round of
68 to finish in solo third at 5-under
- Max Boegel of Germany must have found something
at the tournament's halfway point -- after starting at 7-
over for the first two rounds he fired bested everyone
in the final two rounds by firing 67-66 (11-under). That
moved Boegel into a 5-way tie for fourth place.
ABOUT THE Portuguese International Amateur
72 hole stroke play championship. The 40 lowest
scores over the first 54 holes including ties shall
qualify for the 4th and final round.
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