Quesne Recovers From Double-Bogey to Claim Italian Open Golf WinBen Priechenfried
Three birdies in the last four holes helped Julien Quesne clinch victory in golf’s Italian Open today.
The Frenchman shot a back-nine 31 to finish 12-under par at the Golf Club Torino, a shot ahead of Ireland’s David Higgins and England’s Steve Webster.
Quesne’s second European Tour title looked unlikely when the 33-year-old started his final round four strokes off the lead. A double-bogey on the second hole seemed to widen his chances even further, but he bounced back with birdies on the fourth and sixth and a further five on the back nine for a 5-under final-round score of 67.
“After my double-bogey I just kept calm,” Quesne said after the victory, which earned him a 250,000-euro ($338,500) winner’s check. “To enjoy a second win on the European Tour is like a dream for me.”
Overnight leader Marcus Fraser of Australia carded 74 to finish joint-eighth on nine under.