World champions ! World champions ! And world champions! Italy won the men’s team world championship: Pietro Bovari, Filippo Celli And Marco Florioli they took the title in France. From 1958 to today an Italian team has never succeeded in the enterprise of becoming world champion.
With a great performance Pietro Bovari, Filippo Celli and Marco Florioli with 541 shots (- 31, 135 GN 134 SN 139 SN 133 GN) made their World Amateur Team Championship / Eisenhower Trophy. The competition was played on the two courses of Le Golf National (Albatross Course, par 71), in Guyancourt, and of the Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Brèteche (par 72).
In the final round, where all the top-ranked teams played at Le Golf National, Italy became world champion by finishing with 133 (-9) strokes (Bovari 68, -3, Florioli 65, -6, Celli 70, -1). Second place for the Sweden (542, -30), leader after three rounds, at the end of a long duel with the result always in the balance. On the third step of the podium space for the United States with 545 shots (-27).
Federgolf’s number one is obviously enthusiastic: “It is an amazing triumph – says Franco Chimenti – that projects the Italy of golf into history. And which testifies to the strength of a movement, the blue one, which has proven to be the best in the world. Congratulations to the three protagonists. They have signed an extraordinary feat, overcoming powers of the green of the caliber of Sweden and the United States. And cheers to all the staff. Today these protagonists have written an unforgettable page of Italian golf, just a few days after the start of theOpen of Italy“.
Without a doubt this team has benefited from the work of a highly trained staff. You go Matteo Delpodiotechnical director of National Teams and captain ad Alberto Binaghi, National Amateur Male Coach. Then Giovanni Gaudioso, deputy coach and Massimo Messina, athletic trainer and nutritionist.
In the individual ranking success of the Swede Tobias Jonsson with 269 shots (-17). Out of measure the Japanese Taiga Semikawa (270, -16). In third position (-15) the American Austin Greaser. In fourth grade (-14) Filippo Celli (67 GN 65 SN 70 SN 70 GN) together with the Austrian Maximilian Steinlechner and the Spanish David Puig.
In eleventh place with 275 (-11, 68 GN 70 SN 69 SN 68 GN) Pietro Bovari and at the 15th with 276 (-10, 68 GN 69 SN 74 SN 65 GN) Marco Florioli.