Migliozzi wins KLM Open – Golf News

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Migliozzi wins KLM Open - Golf News

Guido Migliozzi won his fourth DP World Tour title at the KLM Open with a sixth birdie of the week at the 18th seeing him prevail from a three-man play-off in the Netherlands.

The 27-year-old Italian entered the final day one shot off the lead at The International, but found himself three clear in a tie for top spot at one point and led alone by one early on the back nine before a pair of bogeys left him two behind.

He then birdied the 16th and 18th to sign for a roller coaster 70 and finish at 11 under alongside Joe Dean and Marcus Kinhult.

The trio all made two-putt birdies on the first trip back up the par-five last and while Dean and Kinhult both made par at the second attempt despite the Englishman hitting a poor tee-shot and the Swede finding the water, Migliozzi found the green in two and left himself two feet for a sixth four on the closing hole and a dramatic win.

Migliozzi’s victory sees him earn a place at The Open Championship next month alongside Dean, who edged out Kinhult for the second spot by virtue of his world ranking.

Dean came home in 30 to post a closing 68, the same score as Kinhult, with Dane Rasmus Højgaard and Italy’s Andrea Pavan finishing a shot out of the play-off.

Miglozzi said: “I never thought I was done. I’ve always been in position and tried to make birdies and come back and here it is now. It’s an incredible feeling, it’s been an incredible battle.

“Qualifying for The Open was one of my main goals this year, so It’s just incredible that I’m going to be part of that now.

“The Open is so special. To play at a beautiful golf course like Troon it will be special, and I can’t wait to tee it up there.”

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