English lady Florentyna Parker picks up a win at the Ladies Italian Open, carding an Albatross on the way.
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Florentyna recorded a third round -4 under par 68 to post a winning total of -7 under par for the Ladies Italian Open. An Albatross at the par 5 14th hole helped her gain a one shot victory, she also revealed that she had Italian ancestors;
“It’s been too long. My grandpa is Italian so it was actually the perfect week. I played quite well from the start. I was one under through nine and bogeyed ten, so I was level after ten and I said to my mum, okay, three more birdies.”
“I happened to make a long par putt on 12 and then I holed my six-iron on a par five. I parred in, because that was still tricky, on the last hole. I thought it was a good shot and then the up and down was very good.”
“It’s a short par five and I had two pars there the first two days which felt like a bogey, because it’s such a short hole. My mum said, ‘You need to make a birdie,’ and I holed the shot, so I said, ‘Are you happy now?’ I was three under for three days on that hole which is good. I have some champagne left over from my birthday last week and I kept saying, ‘we need to drink it,’ and so I will”
In second place was another English player, Holly Clyburn. She had a final round of -2 under par 70, for a tournament total of -6 under par. She said she had taken defeat quite well;
“It is hard luck and I’ve taken it quite well considering. Hats off to Flory and having that two on 14 was a big change around. I went out there to shoot under par and that’s what I did. It was tight between Rebecca and I on the front nine and I kept plugging away. On the back nine I had an unlucky bogey on 13 and made eagle on 14 so I thought, ‘just keep plodding away.”
Rebecca Hudson made it an English clean sweep, by taking third place alone at -5 under par. Italian Diana Luna finished in fourth place on her own at -4 under par.