European Tour - 2018 Italian Open Wrap-Up

June 04 2018 – AARON CAMILLERI

European Tour - 2018 Italian Open Wrap-Up
European Tour - 2018 Italian Open Wrap-Up

Fans of the European Tour were treated to a thrilling final round at the Italian Open, where Danish pro Thorbjørn Olesen surged with a final-round 7-under 64 to win by one stroke over hometown favorite Francesco Molinari. Having started the day one shot behind overnight leader Lee Slattery, Olesen put together a flawless final round, with seven birdies and no bogeys. The solo second for Molinari comes a week after his win at the BMW PGA Championship, and vaults him in to the top spot of the Race to Dubai Standings.

For Thorbjørn Olesen, the win is his fifth career European Tour victory and his first since the Turkish Open in November 2016. He too made a big move in the Race to Dubai Standings, and is now in 6th place.

Next week, the European Tour heads to Vienna, Austria for the Shot Clock Masters.

Australian Results:

Scott Hend                              -15                   T14

Jason Scrivener                      -13                   T21

Adam Bland                            -12                   T23

Brett Rumford                          -9                     T42

Wade Ormsby                         -4                     T71

Jason Norris                                                    MC

Marcus Fraser                                                 MC

Andrew Dodt                                                   MC

Sam Brazel                                                     MC