Magical Kenya Open - R4

Migliozzi crowned Kenya champion

March 14-17
Karen Country Club, Nairobi, Kenya
€1,100,000
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Guido Migliozzi held his nerve to claim a maiden European Tour title after carding a closing round of 69 to win the Magical Kenya Open presented by Absa.

Migliozzi crowned Kenya champion, © Getty Images

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“I like the pressure, it’s like a drug. I love pressure, I love playing with a lot of people looking at me and a lot of cameras. Obviously I played with Adri Arnaus and we had a beautiful match together yesterday, it was like match play and today was a great battle.”

The Italian, who became a European Tour member for the first time in November last year after progressing through Qualifying School, started the day in a tie for the lead with fellow rookie Adri Arnaus, and the pair exchanged blows throughout an enthralling final day in Nairobi.

It was the 22 year old who would prevail though delivering when it mattered most by hitting the pin with his approach to the 18th to set up a two-putt par which saw him triumph by one shot.

“Yesterday I went to the left at the 18th with a two iron, today a four iron to be sure to not go left, and I had the perfect distance for an eight iron, it was really nice. Easy two putts to win.

“I enjoyed the last two days very much. The pressure was a lot and I’m happy about how I’m playing under pressure, also with my putting game that I worked a lot on.

“I would like to thank every part of my team.”

Finishing one behind Migliozzi was Arnaus and South Africans Louis de Jager and Justin Harding. Following his Qatar Masters victory last week, Harding was firmly in contention right down to the wire in the Kenyan capital, thanks to a five under par final round of 66.

“I think I’m probably still going to have to have a decent result come the Match Play but I’ve at least given myself a decent shot at Augusta,” said Harding.

“I thought I played quite nicely. Didn’t get everything out of the front nine, couple of bad chips on six and seven which were naughty, but gave myself a chance coming down the stretch.

“It was another good week, pretty pleased. I battled, probably from hole one, with club selection and the wind swirling around so to have come out and posted 15 under, I’m pleased.

“I had a good week last week and another one this week so I’m sitting quite nicely first season on the European Tour.”


Setting a new course record at Karen Country Club was Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre, who ended a nine-week stretch away from his native Scotland with a scintillating eight under par round of 63.

“I’m absolutely delighted. I didn’t really expect that after the way I’ve been playing but I just went out with complete freedom and managed to get it round in eight under.

“I jus t can’t wait to get home and see the family, the two foster kids Dan and Tom, it’s just so relaxing back in Oban, everything about it.

“It just wasn’t feeling natural and today I went out there and made myself feel free and it just worked.

“I’ve got the game to go and shoot these numbers as I showed today, it’s just playing with freedom and that’s what I did today. That’s the way I’ve got to try and get my mindset for the rest of the year.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-16
67
68
64
69
268
T2
Justin Harding
RSA
-15
70
65
68
66
269
T2
Louis De Jager
RSA
-15
64
66
70
69
269
T2
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-15
66
68
65
70
269
5
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-14
65
70
66
69
270
T6
Romain Langasque
FRA
-13
67
70
69
65
271
T6
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-13
70
67
64
70
271
8
Liam Johnston
SCO
-10
67
69
67
71
274
T9
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-9
69
70
68
68
275
T9
Josh Geary
NZL
-9
67
73
67
68
275
T9
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-9
67
73
66
69
275
T12
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-8
72
69
71
64
276
T12
Sean Crocker
USA
-8
72
71
68
65
276
T12
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
-8
70
70
70
66
276
T12
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-8
69
73
68
66
276
T12
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-8
64
70
69
73
276
T17
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-7
71
73
70
63
277
T17
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-7
72
72
68
65
277
T17
Johannes Veerman
USA
-7
76
65
68
68
277
T17
Michael Hoey
NIR
-7
66
74
69
68
277
T17
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
-7
70
69
69
69
277
T17
Cormac Sharvin
NIR
-7
69
71
65
72
277
T17
George Coetzee
RSA
-7
72
66
67
72
277
24
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-6
69
71
73
65
278
T25
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
-5
75
68
70
66
279
T25
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-5
70
72
70
67
279
T25
Ben Stow
ENG
-5
75
67
69
68
279
T25
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-5
71
67
72
69
279
T25
Tom Murray
ENG
-5
72
68
70
69
279
T25
Simon Ngige
KEN
-5
68
72
70
69
279
T31
Ewen Ferguson
SCO
-4
73
69
71
67
280
T31
Max Schmitt
GER
-4
69
70
73
68
280
T31
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
-4
67
75
70
68
280
T31
Marcel Schneider
GER
-4
70
69
70
71
280
T35
Oscar Lengden
SWE
-3
74
70
72
65
281
T35
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-3
69
70
76
66
281
T35
Ivan Cantero
ESP
-3
71
68
73
69
281
T35
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-3
74
66
72
69
281
T35
Mathieu Fenasse
FRA
-3
75
69
68
69
281
T35
Pep Angles
ESP
-3
73
70
69
69
281
T35
Renato Paratore
ITA
-3
74
70
68
69
281
T35
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-3
72
68
71
70
281
T35
Connor Syme
SCO
-3
71
70
70
70
281
T35
Khalin Joshi
IND
-3
72
69
69
71
281
T45
Martin Leth Simonsen
DEN
-2
73
71
71
67
282
T45
Bryce Easton
RSA
-2
72
70
71
69
282
T45
Stuart Manley
WAL
-2
71
65
76
70
282
T45
Ross McGowan
ENG
-2
74
68
70
70
282
T45
Steven Tiley
ENG
-2
73
70
69
70
282
T45
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-2
71
66
73
72
282
T45
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-2
70
72
66
74
282
T52
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
70
73
71
69
283
T52
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-1
72
70
67
74
283
T54
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
72
70
73
69
284
T54
Nick Mccarthy
ENG
Par
73
71
70
70
284
T54
Kim Koivu
FIN
Par
70
69
72
73
284
T57
Ben Evans
ENG
1
72
72
72
69
285
T57
Simon Forsstroem
SWE
1
74
70
70
71
285
T57
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
1
71
73
67
74
285
T57
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
1
73
68
69
75
285
T57
Aaron Cockerill
CAN
1
69
68
70
78
285
T62
Nico Geyger
CHI
2
76
67
73
70
286
T62
David Boote
WAL
2
69
75
71
71
286
T62
Maarten Lafeber
NED
2
72
70
72
72
286
T62
Jack Senior
ENG
2
69
72
70
75
286
T66
Calum Hill
SCO
3
71
71
72
73
287
T66
John Catlin
USA
3
71
71
71
74
287
T68
Hugo Leon
CHI
4
67
72
77
72
288
T68
Jeff Winther
SWE
4
80
64
72
72
288
T68
Henric Sturehed
SWE
4
73
69
73
73
288
T68
David Cooke
USA
4
70
71
69
78
288
T72
Justus Madoya
KEN
5
71
71
72
75
289
T72
Joel Girrbach
SWE
5
72
71
71
75
289
T72
Hugues Joannes
BEL
5
70
73
68
78
289
CUT
Daan Huizing
NED
3
72
73
145
CUT
David Borda
ESP
3
73
72
145
CUT
Dismas Indiza Anyonyi
KEN
3
69
76
145
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
3
74
71
145
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
3
72
73
145
CUT
Greg Snow
KEN
3
73
72
145
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
3
75
70
145
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
3
73
72
145
CUT
Raphael De Sousa
CHE
3
77
68
145
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
3
74
71
145
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
3
73
72
145
CUT
William Liu
CHN
3
70
75
145
CUT
Alexander Knappe
GER
4
72
74
146
CUT
Chris Lloyd
ENG
4
71
75
146
CUT
Clement Berardo
FRA
4
74
72
146
CUT
David Wakhu
KEN
4
74
72
146
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
4
76
70
146
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
4
71
75
146
CUT
Nelson Simwa
KEN
4
74
72
146
CUT
Samuel Chege
KEN
4
75
71
146
CUT
Scott Vincent
ZWE
4
73
73
146
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Antoine Rozner
FRA
5
71
76
147
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
5
75
72
147
CUT
Christian Braeunig
GER
5
75
72
147
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
5
73
74
147
CUT
David Opati
KEN
5
76
71
147
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
5
73
74
147
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
5
73
74
147
CUT
Philipp Mejow
GER
5
71
76
147
CUT
Seung-Su Han
KOR
5
75
72
147
CUT
Tony Omuli
KEN
5
72
75
147
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
6
72
76
148
CUT
Phillip Kasozi
UGA
6
77
71
148
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
6
75
73
148
CUT
Craig Ross
SCO
7
74
75
149
CUT
Daniel Nduva
KEN
7
76
73
149
CUT
Marco Iten
SWE
7
75
74
149
CUT
Matthew Jordan
ENG
7
76
73
149
CUT
C.J Wangai
KEN
8
79
71
150
CUT
Emilio Cuartero
ESP
8
72
78
150
CUT
Ho-Sung Choi
KOR
8
73
77
150
CUT
Jamie Abbott
ENG
8
72
78
150
CUT
Deyen Lawson
AUS
9
72
79
151
CUT
Eduardo De La Riva
ESP
9
76
75
151
CUT
Erick Obura
KEN
9
78
73
151
CUT
Robin Dawson
IRL
9
83
68
151
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
9
78
73
151
CUT
Ugo Coussaud
FRA
9
75
76
151
CUT
David Odhiambo
KEN
10
74
78
152
CUT
Duncan Stewart
SCO
10
74
78
152
CUT
Riz Charania
KEN
12
78
76
154
CUT
Edwin Mudanyi
KEN
13
73
82
155
CUT
Jacob Okello
KEN
15
80
77
157
CUT
Martin Wiegele
AUT
15
77
80
157
CUT
Alfred Nandwa
KEN
16
79
79
158
CUT
Kibugu Mutahi
KEN
18
76
84
160
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
19
81
80
161
CUT
Bradley Mogire
KEN
21
77
86
163
CUT
Mike Kisia
KEN
22
83
81
164
MDF
Borja Virto
ESP
4
75
68
74
217
MDF
Joseph Dean
ENG
5
75
68
75
218
MDF
Oliver Farr
WAL
5
70
74
74
218
MDF
Max Orrin
ENG
7
74
70
76
220
MDF
Darius van Driel
NED
11
71
73
80
224
RET
Espen Kofstad
NOR
Par
71
71
RET
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
Par
0