22nd September 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Migliozzi wins Abruzzo Open, his second victory this season
Italy’s Guido Migliozzi won today the Abruzzo Open at the Miglianico Golf and Country Club with a total score of -18. It is Migliozzi’s second Alps Tour victory this season, and the second time he wins this tournament in back-to-back years.
Frenchmen Paul Elissalde, who entered the final round as leader, and Julien Foret finished tied for 2nd place with a total score of -17. Alps Tour veteran Foret turned in the best card of the day (-9) with an eagle, 9 birdies and 2 bogeys.
« My day was incredible » Migliozzi said. « I played a solid game on the front 9 and finished 7 under. Then, I managed my game. Unfortunately, I made a double bogey on hole 17th but at the end, it was enough to win the tournament by one shot he explained. In the first round, I was a bit struggling with my game but I finished with 3 birdies in a row. Yesterday, I had a great round and finished 8 under par. Today, I was hungry, I was seeing the flags and I just wanted to hit the ball close to the flags, that was my game today » he continued.
« I’m very happy because I was the defending champion and I defended the trophy » he concluded.
Santiago Tarrio (ESP), who finished today’s tournament tied for 7th place (-13 total), is still the leader of the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour official season ranking. Louis Cohen Boyer (FRA), Alexandre Daydou (FRA), Marcus Mohr (ENG) and Xavier Poncelet (FRA). At the end of the season, the top 5 of the Order of Merit qualifies directly to play on the Challenge Tour.
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour will travel to the Golf Club Des Iles Borromées, in Northern Italy, for the last tournament of the season, the 2018 Alps Tour Grand Final (October 18th through October 21st), reserved to the top 50 players in the Alps Tour Order of Merit.