Adri Arnaus won the Catalunya Championship

In Girona, after an endless challenge that was decided only on the sixth hole of the play-off, Adri Arnaus (68 76 68 65) surpasses South African Oliver Bekker (66 72 67 72) with a par and wins the Catalunya Championship at home for the first time in 2022. For the Spaniard it is the first career success on the DP World Tour which, for the second consecutive week, speaks Spanish. Both players closed the 72 regular holes with a total of 277 (-11) strokes, but a bogey at Bekker’s over time opened the doors to success for Arnaus after a great comeback in the final round which saw him go up by 15 positions with a turn in 65 (-7), the result of an eagle and five birdies.

Adri Arnaus, Catalunya Championship

At the PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness (Stadium Course, par 72), the feat for the Azzurri did not arrive, with Edoardo Molinari who closed the tournament in sixth place with 280 (73 69 66 72, -8) shots in front of the Florentine Lorenzo Gagli, ninth with 282 (71 72 65 74, -6). Both thirds at the end of the “moving day”, they finished the competition with a Top 10 and several regrets. The Turin-born Molinari started the fourth round well, scoring an eagle on hole 3 and a birdie on hole 5. Then, three very heavy bogeys (on 8, 10 and 11) made him slide back. With the Piedmontese who finished the match with a birdie at 15 and another bogey at 17 (for him partial of 72, par). Complicated lap (74, +2) for the Tuscan Gagli, author of a birdie, with three bogeys. While the Roman Andrea Pavan ranked 42 / o with 288 (par), who preceded Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza, only 66 / o with 293 (+5).

After Pablo Larrazabal’s exploits at the ISPS Handa Championship, another home win for the Spaniards. Which this time bears the signature of Arnaus. After being beaten three times in the play-off, the 27-year-old from Barcelona can finally cheer and celebrate his first title on the circuit. In his palmarès also two affirmations (as amateurs and both in Italy in 2017) on the Alps Tour before the one arrived in the Grand Final of the Challenge Tour 2018. Now the first, unforgettable feat, on the DP World Tour and in front of the home crowd.