The European Amateur goes to Filippo Celli

The European Amateur Championship goes to Filippo Celli who in Valencia, Spain and with a total of 280 (64 74 73 69, -8) strokes, imposed himself on the Danish Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen, 2 / o with 281 (-7). In the Top 10 also another blue, Pietro Bovari, seventh with 285 (-3) and leader in the middle of the race. Thanks to this statement, Celli will be able to play, from 14 to 17 July in Scotland, the 150th edition of The Open – the fourth men’s Major of 2022 – alongside all the best golfers in the world.

The European Amateur Championship, results

In the European championship for amateurs, it is the fourth success for Italy after those signed in 1992 by Massimo Scarpa, in 2015 by Stefano Mazzoli and in 2016 by Luca Cianchetti. With the exploit of Celli, who arrived on the course of the Parador Campo de Golf El Saler (par 72), the blue poker is served. Celli, from Rome, 22 years old in September, got off to a great start finishing the first round in the lead. In the second he was overtaken by Bovari but in the third the Capitoline regained command of the leaderboard. And in the final 18 holes (partial of 69, -3), after an initial bogey, he signed five birdies (with another bogey at 16), decisive. Another success in the international field for young Italian amateurs, which comes after the one signed, last June 16 – in Sweden and at the Annika Invitational Europe – by Francesca Fiorellini. Even in that case she was a Roman and always a standard bearer of the Olgiata Golf Club, to celebrate the feat.

Olgiata strikes again: after the successes of Francesca Fiorellini, another member of the Roman club takes the limelight. In Valencia Filippo Celli wins The European Amateur Championship and wins a one-way ticket for The Open Championship 2022.

On the course of the Parador Campo de Golf El Saler (par 72), Celli finished at the top with a total of 280 strokes (64 74 73 69, -8) One stroke less than the runner-up, the Danish Rasmus Neergard-Petersen, second. with 281 (-7). Top 10 also Pietro Bovari, seventh with a score of 285 (71 66 75 73, -3). Dream victory for the 21-year-old from Rome, who thanks to this statement has taken off the pass to play the 150th edition of The Open Championship, the last Major of 2022 scheduled at the Old Course in St. Andrews (Scotland), from 14 to July 17.

The Azzurri, accompanied by federal coaches Alessandro Bandini and Marco Soffietti, played a leading role in the European Amateur Championship, the individual European championship for amateurs. The 21-year-old from Rome was immediately in the lead at the end of the first round, overtaken in the second by Bovari. On the moving day, the Roman Celli regained the top of the standings. So, thanks to a final lap finished in 69 (-3) strokes, with five birdies and two bogeys, he managed to triumph.

It is the fourth success for Italy in this race after those obtained by Massimo Scarpa in 1992, by Stefano Mazzoli in 2015 and by Luca Cianchetti (he won the play-off with a certain Viktor Hovland) in 2016. Filippo Celli, thanks to this exploit , managed to register his name in the roll of honor alongside world-class champions such as Sergio Garcia (champion in 1995), Rory McIlroy (who established himself in Italy at the Biella Golf Club “Le Betulle” in 2006) and Nicolai Hojgaard (2018), winner of the DS Automobiles 78th Italian Open in 2021.

Among the other Italians in the race, Giovanni Manzoni finished in 39th position with 292 (70 81 70 71, +4) while Lucas Nicolas Fallotico is 64th with 306 (75 77 70 84, +18). Flavio Michetti (223, +7) and Marco Florioli (225, +9) did not pass the cut.