Dietzel and Roussin-Bouchard (Italian Golf Federation/Twitter photo)
Germany’s Brandon Dietzel came out on top of the Italian Amateur after four rounds at Acaya Golf Club in Acaya di Vernole, Italy. On a week when only two players got under par for 72 holes, Dietzel was able to dive to 4 under for a three-shot win over Nordin Van Tilburg.
Dietzel put together rounds of 71-68-72-69, and even though Van Tilburg, a Dutchman, clipped him by one in the final round, Dietzel had already put the work in early week.
For Dietzel, the last major golf highlight came in 2018 when he won the German Junior. He has played three PGA Tour Germany events in 2019, but has missed the cut in each one.
Behind Van Tilburg, the next-closest player was England’s James Cass at 3 over. Cass started the week with the lead after an opening 69, but never could regain the top position after a second-round 73.
In the girls division, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard eeked out a one-shot victory thanks in large part to a final-round 69. The Frenchwoman followed opening rounds of 75-71-72 with the 69 to finish at 1 under. She was the only player under par for the week.
Roussin-Bouchard won the Portuguese Amateur title in February.
Italy’s Alessia Nobilio was second at even par, followed by Switzerland’s Elena Moosman. Other notable names include GB&I Curtis Cupper Lily May Humphreys, who was in fifth, and Austrian Emma Spitz, winner of the Girls British Open Amateur, in sixth.
Spitz, Nobilio, Humphreys and Caterina Don, who was in eighth, will all play the Augusta National Women’s Amateur next month. So will Annabel Fuller, who finished in the top 30 in Italy.
ABOUT THE Italian International Amateur
72-hole stroke play championship that draws an
international field. Cut made after 54 holes.
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