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Monday, 18 March 2019
Guido Migliozzi    (Getty Images)
Guido Migliozzi (Getty Images)

RSM present a statistical look back at Guido’s Migliozzi’s debut European Tour win at the Magical Kenya Open presented by Absa.

The Italian, who became a European Tour member for the first time last year after progressing through Qualifying School, started the day in a tie for the lead with Spain’s Adri Arnaus, and the pair exchanged blows throughout the final round before Migliozzi won by one shot.

Although Migliozzi arrived in Kenya a three-time winner on the Alps Tour, he had never contended on the European Tour, and became the seventh first-time winner this season after Aaron Rai, Kurt Kitayama, Bryson DeChambeau, David Law, Ryan Fox and Justin Harding.

Of those first-time winners, Migliozzi won a title in the second fewest starts….

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Migliozzi’s victory was the 27th by an Italian on the European Tour, and was the first by his country since Andrea Pavan triumphed at the D+D REAL Czech Masters in August last year.

He also continued his nation’s fine recent record in Kenya….

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Throughout the week Migliozzi excelled in many facets of him game. The rookie gained 15.7 strokes tee-to-green on the field, more than any other player, and 7.3 strokes on the field through his driving distance – the second most by any player. Migliozzi also gained 7.0 strokes on the field through his approach play – the third most by any player.

Migliozzi also was right at the front of the pack when it came to Greens In Regulation with 69% – the fourth most by any player – and birdies or better with 23, which was the third most by any player.

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A fine win by a fine young player indeed.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MIGLIOZZI, GuidoITA18-16
T2HARDING, JustinRSA18-15
T2DE JAGER, LouisRSA18-15
T2ARNAUS, AdriESP18-15
5BHULLAR, GaganjeetIND18-14
T6LANGASQUE, RomainFRA18-13

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