Romano, Spitz inch out Italian Int'l Titles
Andrea Romano is all smiles after winning the title <br>(Italian Golf Federation Photo)
Andrea Romano is all smiles after winning the title
(Italian Golf Federation Photo)

DONNAFUGATA, Italy (March 18, 2018) - Andrea Romano finished 4-under to win the Italian International Amateur by a stroke over Gianmarco Manfredi who finished 3-under.

Romano, from Italy, combined rounds of 69-70-72-69 at Donnafugata Golf Resort as he improved on his 16th place finish at last years Italian International Amateur.

The win is Romano's second Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Rankings top-10 finish this year after placing eighth at the Portuguese International Amateur.

Jake Bolton and Stefano Ciapparelli shared third at level-par while five others were fifth at 1-over.


In a playoff it was Austria's Emma Spitz outlasting Alessandra Fanali after both players finished even-par to win her second Italian International Women's Amateur.

Spitz, who won the title in 2015 as well, combined rounds of 69-74-74-71 to earn her spot in the playoff while for Fanali it was tallies of 70-72-75-71.

Results: Italian International Amateur
1ItalyAndrea RomanoItaly50069-70-72-69=280
2ItalyGianmarco ManfrediItaly40070-65-71-75=281
T5EnglandCharlie ThorntonEngland30063-71-77-74=285
T5NetherlandsKoen KouwenaarNetherlands30069-71-72-73=285
T3ItalyStefano CiapparelliItaly30068-71-74-71=284

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72-hole stroke play championship that draws an international field. Cut made after 54 holes.

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