Six years after the last time Ricardo Gouveia finds success on the Challenge Tour and does so by winning the Italian Challenge Open in Piedmont, with a total of 268 (67 68 69 64, -16) strokes. In Fubine Monferrato (Alessandria) the 29-year-old from Lisbon signs the poker of career successes on the second European men’s circuit in an event also included in the Italian Pro Tour calendar. The Lusitanian, with a last bogey free lap highlighted by a partial (the best of the day) of 64 (-7), with 7 birdies, at the Golf Club Margara (par 71) is the big voice. And he returns to win in Italy, where in 2014 (at the Olgiata Golf Club in Rome) he won the EMC Challenge Open, today the Italian Challenge. The Portuguese breaks a fast with the victory that lasted since November 2015, the year of his last feat at the Golf Classic Grand Final.
Ricardo Gouveia, Italian Challenge Open
In Piedmont Gouveia, who also cashed a check for 48,000 euros against a total prize money of 300,000, overtook Austrian Lukas Nemecz, second with 270 (-14) ahead of English Andrew Wilson, third with 272 ( -12). Fourth place (273, -11) ex aequo for the French Frederic Lacroix and the Spanish Santiago Tarrio (in the lead after the “moving day”) who, with a victory in Fubine Monferrato (it would have been the third season on the circuit after those at D + D Real Czech Challenge and the Challenge de Espana), he would have taken the pass right away to play, immediately, on the European Tour.
Among the 22 blues competing, the best was an amateur, Giovanni Manzoni, who closed the event in 9 / o place with 275 (-9). Behind him Lorenzo Scalise and Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, both 14 / i with 277 (-7). On the other hand, Matteo Manassero’s match ended after 36 holes, 78 / o with 143 (+1), who came out at the cut.
Bryson DeChambeau tested positive for COVID-19, as part of the final testing protocol before he left the United States for the Olympics 2020 in Japan. He will be unable to compete for Team USA.
“I am deeply disappointed not to be able to compete in the Olympics for Team USA. Representing my country means the world to me and it is was a tremendous honor to make this team. I wish Team USA the best of luck next week in Tokyo. I will now focus on getting healthy, and I look forward to returning to competition once I am cleared to do so.”