French Open: Guido Migliozzi wins with magnificent 62 final, Paul Barjon 3rd

Starting from 9th place and 5 shots off the lead on Sunday morning, Guido Migliozzi nonetheless rallied from behind on lap 4, to beat Rasmus Hojgaard at the post. Even targeting as many as twelve shots from the Dane at the start of the 3rd heat, but by equaling his Albatross field record (62) on Sunday, which dates back to Thursday, the Italian ultimately posted an unrelenting total mark of -16.

His 5-iron hit to perfection on the 18th will remain the hit of this 2022 edition, grazing the last hole after a delicious curve from left to right in the air of Saint Quentin en Yvelines. His last birdie and Hojgaard’s wrong chip a few minutes later (68), gave him his third victory on the circuit. At 25 years old and having played 95 tournaments, he succeeds Nicolas Colsaerts, winner here three years ago.

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Guido Migliozzi had one of only two fourth-round birdies on the 18th hole at the Albatross, along with Jamie Donaldson.

Barjon on the podium

Paul Barjon came to Paris this week.” for win or nothing “, hardly exaggerating his situation as a player of the Korn Ferry Tour (American 2nd division) and not a member of the European circuit. Author of an exciting start to the fourth round (eagle at 3 chip in, wedge deposited on the edge of the hole at 7), the Fort Worth resident will also drop four points at the Albatross, often struggling to put in notably a three putts on the last green.

He still finished first in France, for his first career French Open.

Author of a final 71, the player number 497 in the world finished in -11 and in 3rd position (tied with George Coetzee and Thomas Pieters). This is his best result of the year 2022, since his tenth place at the end of January in the American Express, scoring for the PGA Tour.

Reaction from Barjon, who returns to the United States to compete next week in the one-day qualifiers for the PGA Tour tournaments: “ One day at -1 is not too bad, but I am disappointed, especially with my putt that prevented me from saving some pairs. I’m not that far from victory, so it’s frustrating. The French Open is close to my heart and I look forward to playing it again, especially if one day I manage to have my PGA Tour card and European Tour card at the same time. »

Paul Barjon, Sunday.  (S. Boué/The Team)

Paul Barjon, Sunday. (S. Boué/The Team)

Hard Sunday for Rozner and Pérez

Supported by an army of light blue and white poles, Antoine Rozner had a failed day on the greens. Passed +3 at the start, the Racing Club de France player will shower his improvement on the lap with a double bogey on 16th. With a 74 on Sunday, the 226th in the world finished in 11th position, -6.

Nice 13th place all at the discretion of Julien Brun, who with a 70 (-5 in total) achieves a sixth top 20 this season. As for the national number one Víctor Pérez, this 4th day is to be forgotten. The Tarbais finished with a 76, in 30th place (-2).

Top 30 for sale, fans have a date

On the amateur side, the end of a week of valuable learning for Tom Vaillant (77), Oihan Guillamoundegy (74), Julien Sale and Martin Couvra (74). It is finally Sale and his 72nd final who leads the way of this entire French amateur team, in 26th place (-3). The other three finished in 45th place (even).

If we add the beautiful presence of Hugo Le Goff (14 years old) and author of two honorable cards of 74 and 75 during the first two rounds, French golf has unfolded in the Golf National a breeding ground that must be followed closely.

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