Italy world champion, Usa team in third place

Italy triumphed in the Team World Championship. With an extraordinary performance, the blue trio made up of Pietro Bovari, Filippo Celli and Marco Florioli won with 541 strokes (- 31, 135 GN 134 SN 139 SN 133 GN) in the World Amateur Team Championship / Eisenhower Trophy, played on the two courses of the Le Golf National (Albatross Course, par 71), in Guyancourt, and the Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Brèteche (par 72), in the city from which this club takes its name, near Paris in France.

It is the first time that Italy has won this race born in 1958 and now in its 32nd edition. In the final round, where all the top-ranked teams played at Le Golf National, Italy finished with 133 (-9) strokes (Bovari 68, -3, Florioli 65, -6, Celli 70, -1) and he got the better of Sweden (542, -30), leader after three rounds, at the end of a long duel with the result always in the balance and which was decided only in the last two holes.

Team World Championship, results

The statements by Franco Chimenti, FIG President: “It is an amazing triumph 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 protagonists: Filippo Celli, Pietro Bovari and Marco Florioli. They have signed an extraordinary feat, overcoming the green powers of the caliber of Sweden and the United States. And applause to all the staff: from Matteo Delpodio to Alberto Binaghi, from Giovanni Gaudioso to Massimo Messina.

Today these protagonists have written an unforgettable page of Italian golf, just a few days before the start of the DS Automobiles 79th Italian Open. A tournament that promises to be incredible and that will boast absolute champions on the field such as, among others, Rory McIlroy and Matt Fitzpatrick.

When there is now a year to go until the Ryder Cup 2023, which for the first time will be played in Italy and on the course of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, these are the results of an incredible work, which starts from afar ”.

The United States, which was among the favorite teams and holds the record for titles with 15 (and nine times runner up), occupied the third position with 545 (-27) strokes for the third time in history ahead of Norway, fourth with 547 (-25) after a good comeback.

Then Spain (549, -23), France (551, -21) and Japan (552, -20), who lost after the first two rounds as leader. In the individual classification success of the Swedish Tobias Jonsson with 269 (-17) strokes that exceeded the Japanese Taiga Semikawa (270, -16).

In third position with 271 (-15) the American Austin Greaser and in fourth with 272 (-14) Filippo Celli (67 GN 65 SN 70 SN 70 GN) together with the Austrian Maximilian Steinlechner and the Spanish David Puig. In 11th place with 275 (-11, 68 GN 70 SN 69 SN 68 GN) Pietro Bovari and in 15th place with 276 (-10, 68 GN 69 SN 74 SN 65 GN) Marco Florioli.

In this excellent performance the Azzurri team was assisted by Matteo Delpodio, National Teams Technical Director and Captain, Alberto Binaghi, Male Amateur National Team Technical Commissioner, Giovanni Gaudioso, Deputy Technical Commissioner, and Massimo Messina, Athletic Trainer and Nutritionist.

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