Italian Open R4

Wonderful Wiesberger claims second Rolex Series win

October 10-13
Olgiata Golf Club, Rome, Italy
€7,000,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Italian Open R4 - Bernd Wiesberger claimed his second Rolex Series title of 2019 and third European Tour victory of the season with a hard-fought victory
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Bernd Wiesberger claimed his second Rolex Series title of 2019 and third European Tour victory of the season with a hard-fought victory in the Italian Open.

“It’s been a great summer for me. I’ve had a lot of good golf shown and a lot of progress after coming back from the last year.”

“I’ve won three times this year and it’s been the same every time, I’ve just really enjoyed my time and I’m positive to be back out there because I know how tough it was when I had to withdraw from these great events.


“I’ve played really well in the right events in Ireland and the Scottish and here this week which helps getting up there in the Race to Dubai. I feel excited about what is ahead of us in these last four events.”

The Austrian started the day three shots behind overnight leader Matthew Fitzpatrick, but carded a bogey free final round of 65 to finish one shot clear of the Englishman on 16 under par.

Wiesberger posted three consecutive birdies from the fifth hole followed by a further gain on the ninth and he went to the top of the leaderboard when Fitzpatrick, who had birdied the second, hit it out of bounds on the ninth leading to a double bogey.

He looked comfortably in control on the back nine with birdies on the 14th and 16th holes, but Fitzpatrick staged an impressive fightback with three birdies in his final six holes, however the former Ryder Cup player could not find another on the last as he came up one stroke short.


That meant Wiesberger became the fifth player to win multiple Rolex Series titles after his maiden win in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open in July. The 34 year old now leads the European Tour’s Race to Dubai with just six events remaining, having also won May’s Made in Denmark presented by FREJA following seven months on the sidelines in 2018 due to a wrist injury.

Fitzpatrick signed for a round of 69 for a total of 15 under par as he finished runner up for the fourth time this season, having also come second in the Honma Hong Kong Open presented by Amundi, the BMW International and the Scandinavian Invitation.


“To lose by one is obviously very disappointing. I think I’ve played well when I’ve been up there on a Sunday, just other people really keep grinding and I keep coming up from behind. It is what it is. It’s still a great week, I’m here to win and not here to just make up the numbers.”

American Kurt Kitayama finished third on 12 under after a 71, a shot clear of England’s Andrew Johnston (68), Scot Robert MacIntyre (71) and another Austrian in Matthias Schwab (66) who shared fourth on 11 under par. Francesco Laporta posted a final round 68 to finish as the leading Italian player in a three-way share of seventh place.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-16
66
70
67
65
268
2
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-15
67
65
68
69
269
3
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-12
66
70
65
71
272
T4
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-11
68
69
70
66
273
T4
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-11
67
68
70
68
273
T4
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-11
69
69
64
71
273
T7
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-9
66
69
72
68
275
T7
Francesco Laporta
ITA
-9
69
70
68
68
275
T7
Matt Wallace
ENG
-9
69
67
67
72
275
T10
Justin Walters
RSA
-8
70
71
70
65
276
T10
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-8
65
70
75
66
276
T10
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-8
68
68
70
70
276
T10
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-8
69
67
70
70
276
T10
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-8
72
69
64
71
276
T15
Justin Rose
ENG
-7
66
69
78
64
277
T15
Richard Sterne
RSA
-7
72
69
68
68
277
T15
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-7
69
66
71
71
277
T18
Ryan Fox
NZL
-6
70
71
69
68
278
T18
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-6
72
67
70
69
278
T18
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-6
68
69
71
70
278
T18
Julian Suri
USA
-6
70
69
69
70
278
T18
Danny Willett
ENG
-6
68
70
69
71
278
T18
Aaron Rai
ENG
-6
69
67
69
73
278
24
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
69
70
72
68
279
T25
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-4
70
72
70
68
280
T25
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-4
74
68
70
68
280
T25
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-4
69
67
75
69
280
T25
Paul Waring
ENG
-4
70
67
73
70
280
T25
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-4
70
71
69
70
280
T25
Joost Luiten
NED
-4
66
72
71
71
280
T25
Ross Fisher
ENG
-4
68
71
69
72
280
T25
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-4
67
66
74
73
280
T25
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-4
68
70
66
76
280
T34
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-3
72
69
72
68
281
T34
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-3
68
71
73
69
281
T34
Alexander Noren
SWE
-3
72
70
70
69
281
T34
David Horsey
ENG
-3
69
70
72
70
281
T34
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-3
69
70
71
71
281
T34
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-3
74
65
69
73
281
T40
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-2
70
69
77
66
282
T40
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-2
70
70
72
70
282
T40
Dean Burmester
RSA
-2
70
72
70
70
282
T40
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-2
69
67
74
72
282
T40
Chris Paisley
ENG
-2
68
71
71
72
282
T40
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-2
71
65
73
73
282
T40
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-2
71
70
68
73
282
T40
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-2
64
72
72
74
282
T48
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-1
72
66
75
70
283
T48
Renato Paratore
ITA
-1
71
70
72
70
283
T48
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-1
70
72
71
70
283
T48
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
69
73
70
71
283
T48
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-1
70
68
73
72
283
T48
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-1
72
69
70
72
283
T48
Alexander Levy
FRA
-1
69
71
70
73
283
T55
Jason Scrivener
AUS
Par
71
70
72
71
284
T55
Oliver Fisher
ENG
Par
71
70
72
71
284
T57
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
1
74
68
75
68
285
T57
Justin Harding
RSA
1
72
69
73
71
285
T57
Victor Perez
FRA
1
74
68
72
71
285
T60
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
2
71
71
75
69
286
T60
Lee Westwood
ENG
2
69
72
73
72
286
T60
James Morrison
ENG
2
72
68
73
73
286
T60
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
2
68
70
73
75
286
T64
Nacho Elvira
ESP
3
72
68
74
73
287
T64
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
3
72
69
70
76
287
T66
Ashley Chesters
ENG
6
71
71
77
71
290
T66
Ashun Wu
CHI
6
70
70
76
74
290
68
Thomas Pieters
BEL
8
71
71
79
71
292
69
David Lipsky
USA
10
72
70
76
76
294
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
1
71
72
143
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
1
70
73
143
CUT
Haotong Li
CHN
1
73
70
143
CUT
Ian Poulter
ENG
1
72
71
143
CUT
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
1
71
72
143
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
1
71
72
143
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
1
72
71
143
CUT
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
1
73
70
143
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
1
74
69
143
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
1
71
72
143
CUT
Romain Langasque
FRA
1
70
73
143
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
1
72
71
143
CUT
Stuart Manley
WAL
1
75
68
143
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
1
71
72
143
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
2
75
69
144
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
2
72
72
144
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
2
73
71
144
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
2
72
72
144
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
2
69
75
144
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
2
70
74
144
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
2
72
72
144
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
2
75
69
144
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
2
74
70
144
CUT
Trevor Immelman
RSA
2
74
70
144
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
3
75
70
145
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
3
72
73
145
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
3
70
75
145
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
3
75
70
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
3
73
72
145
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
3
73
72
145
CUT
Andy Sullivan
ENG
4
75
71
146
CUT
Darren Fichardt
RSA
4
75
71
146
CUT
Enrico Di Nitto
ITA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
4
71
75
146
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
4
75
71
146
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
4
71
75
146
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
4
74
72
146
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
5
70
77
147
CUT
Francesco Molinari
ITA
5
71
76
147
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
5
70
77
147
CUT
Paul Casey
ENG
5
71
76
147
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
5
70
77
147
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
5
76
71
147
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
6
76
72
148
CUT
Lorenzo Scalise
ITA
6
72
76
148
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
6
73
75
148
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
6
77
71
148
CUT
Andres Romero
ARG
7
72
77
149
CUT
Jorge Campillo
ESP
7
72
77
149
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
7
71
78
149
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
7
77
72
149
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
8
74
76
150
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
8
74
76
150
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
8
76
74
150
CUT
Robert Rock
ENG
8
75
75
150
CUT
Chris Wood
ENG
9
76
75
151
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
9
76
75
151
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
9
73
78
151
CUT
David Law
SCO
10
77
75
152
CUT
Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli
ITA
11
85
68
153
CUT
Michael Campbell
NZL
11
76
77
153
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
12
76
78
154
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
14
82
74
156
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
15
77
80
157
CUT
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
19
80
81
161
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
19
83
78
161
RET
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
0
RET
David Howell
ENG
Par
79
79
RET
Richard McEvoy
ENG
Par
73
73