Italian golfing stallion Guido Migliozzi sensationally sounded his Rome Ryder Cup credentials with a stunning equal course record 62 to capture the 104th Cazoo French Open title.
Migliozzi, 25, bagged 10 birdies with none better than a potential ‘shot of the year’ second shot from near 200-yards over water into the last to set-up his six-foot winning birdie. The Italian celebrated the putt with a massive fist pump sealing his third Tour title by a shot at 15-under par.
“I am just feeling an explosion of feelings,” he said. “I felt very comfortable with my game. I love to play golf and I love to battle on the golf course and I received a great reward today.”
Victory lifts the Italian from 100th on the Race to Dubai to 21st now, and the assurance of locking-in his Tour card at least to the end of the 2024 season.
And while Migliozzi brought the final hole to its knees on the final day, Clandeboye’s Jonathan Caldwell was happy to see the back of it having played the last in four-over, starting with a double on day two and bogeys over his closing two rounds.
Caldwell ended his week with a disappointing four-over 75 for a share of 39th place and projected to move up 11 spots to 205th on the money list.
A similar story for Royal Dublin’s Niall Kearney signing for a last day 72, after three earlier scores each in the 70s, for a six-over total and a distant share of 72nd.