Shubhankar Sharma signs off at T-12, Nicolai Hojgaard wins Italian Open

Shubhankar Sharma signs off at T-12, Nicolai Hojgaard wins Italian Open

Shubhankar Sharma fired a solid 5-under 66 in the final round to finish his Italian Open campaign at a creditable tied-12th position on Sunday.

The young golfer made nineteen birdies against eight bogeys in four days and ended with a total of 8-under 276 at the Marco Simone golf club in Italy.

Nicolai Hojgaard carded an even-par round in the final round to win the Italian Open, but all credit goes to his 13-under scores in three days which helped him secure victory by a single shot.

The 20-year-old Hojgaard played superbly throughout the tournament and even shot two eagles to claim his maiden European Tour title.

Nicolai Hojgaard
Nicolai Hojgaard

Last week, his twin brother Rasmus Hojgaard won the European Masters in Switzerland. And after smashing a birdie at the final hole to claim a one-shot victory, the Denmark golfer Nicolai also created history by becoming the first siblings to win titles in back-to-back events in European Tour history.

Adrain Meronk and Tommy Fleetwood settled at the tied-2nd position with 12-under 272, while Francesco Laporta secured a solo-fourth spot at 11-under.

With this solid finish, Shubhankar has now moved up from 114 to 104 in the Race to Dubai Rankings, indicating that he is likely to retain his card for the 2021-22 season.

After the completion of the last six tournaments of the 2020-21 season, the top 50 players in the Race to Dubai Rankings will be awarded playing cards for the next season.

Posted on: 2021 Sep 6 Mon
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