Something went wrong!
Please try again later.
With 21 birdies and an eagle, Shubhankar Sharma finished at a creditable T-7 at the Italian Open. He tweeted, “It has been a good week. Played some good golf and enjoyed the city and its culture, as well. Thanks to everyone involved with the Italian Open.”
Bernd Wiesberger claimed his second Rolex Series title of 2019 and third European Tour victory of the season with a hard-fought victory in the Italian Open.
The Austrian started the day three shots behind overnight leader Matthew Fitzpatrick, but carded a bogey free final round of 65 to finish one shot clear of the Englishman on 16 under par.
Wiesberger posted three consecutive birdies from the fifth hole followed by a further gain on the ninth and he went to the top of the leaderboard when Fitzpatrick, who had birdied the second, hit it out of bounds on the ninth leading to a double bogey.
He looked comfortably in control on the back nine with birdies on the 14th and 16th holes, but Fitzpatrick staged an impressive fightback with three birdies in his final six holes, however the former Ryder Cup player could not find another on the last as he came up one stroke short.
That meant Wiesberger became the fifth player to win multiple Rolex Series titles after his maiden win in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open in July. The 34 year old now leads the European Tour’s Race to Dubai with just six events remaining, having also won May's Made in Denmark presented by FREJA following seven months on the sidelines in 2018 due to a wrist injury.
Fitzpatrick signed for a round of 69 for a total of 15 under par as he finished runner up for the fourth time this season, having also come second in the Honma Hong Kong Open presented by Amundi, the BMW International and the Scandinavian Invitation.
American Kurt Kitayama finished third on 12 under after a 71, a shot clear of England's Andrew Johnston (68), Scot Robert MacIntyre (71) and another Austrian in Matthias Schwab (66) who shared fourth on 11 under par. Francesco Laporta posted a final round 68 to finish as the leading Italian player in a three-way share of seventh place.