Starting from 9th place and 5 shots from the lead on Sunday morning, Guido Migliozzi nevertheless came back from behind on the 4th lap, to beat Rasmus Hojgaard at the post. Even pointing up to twelve shots from the Dane at the start of the 3rd round, but by equaling his Albatross course record (62) on Sunday, which dates from Thursday, the Italian finally placed an implacable total mark of -16.
His 5 iron struck to perfection at 18 will remain as the shot of this 2022 edition, brushing the last hole after a delicious curve from left to right in the air of Saint Quentin en Yvelines. His final birdie then the missed chip from Hojgaard a few minutes later (68), gave him his 3rd victory on the circuit. At 25 years old and 95 tournaments played, he therefore succeeds Nicolas Colsaerts, winner here three years ago.
Guido Migliozzi had the only birdie of the 4th round on the 18th hole of the Albatross
Barjon on the podium
Paul Barjon came to Paris this week “ for the win or nothing “, hardly exaggerating his situation as a player of the Korn Ferry Tour (2nd American division) and not a member of the European circuit. Author of a thrilling start to the 4th round (eagle at 3 of a chip in, wedge deposited at the edge of the hole at 7), the resident of Fort Worth will also drop four points at the Albatross, often struggling in putting with in particular a three putts on the last green.
He still finished first in France, for his very first French Open in his career.
Author of a final 71, the 497th player in the world finished in -11 and in 3rd place (tied with George Coetzee and Thomas Pieters). This is his best result of the year 2022, since his 10th place at the end of January at the American Express, counting for the PGA Tour.
Reaction from Barjon, who is returning to the United States to compete next week in the one-day qualifications for the PGA Tour tournaments: “ A day at -1 not so bad, but I’m disappointed, especially with my putting which prevented me from saving a few pars. I’m not that far from victory, so it’s frustrating. The French Open is close to my heart and I hope to play it again, especially if one day I manage to have my PGA Tour card and the European Tour card at the same time. »
Tough Sunday for Rozner and Perez
Supported by an army of sky and white polo shirts, Antoine Rozner had an unsuccessful day on the greens. Passed in +3 on the way out, the player from Racing Club de France will shower his improvement on the return with a double bogey in 16. With a 74 on Sunday, the 226th in the world finished in 11th place, in -6.
Nice 13th place all in discretion for Julien Brun, who with a 70 (-5 total) collects a sixth top 20 this season.
As for the national number one Victor Perez, this 4th round is to be forgotten. The Tarbais finished with a 76, in 30th place (-2).
Top 30 for Sale, amateurs take a date
On the amateur side, end of a week of valuable learning for Tom Vaillant (77), Oihan Guillamoundegy (74), Julien Sale and Martin Couvra (74). It is finally Sale and his 72 final which leads the walk of this amateur French team in full, in 26th place (-3). The other three finished in 45th place (par).
If we add the beautiful presence of Hugo Le Goff (14 years old) and author of two honorable cards of 74 and 75 during the first two rounds, French golf has displayed at the Golf National a breeding ground to be followed carefully.