British Masters: Renato Paratore takes three-stroke victory at Close House | Golf news

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Highlights of Renato Paratore’s winning round at Close House as the young Italian claimed an impressive three-stroke victory at the Betfred British Masters

Highlights of Renato Paratore’s winning round at Close House as the young Italian claimed an impressive three-stroke victory at the Betfred British Masters

Renato Paratore achieved his second European Tour title after securing a three-stroke victory at the Betfred British Masters.

Paratore was unable to complete a tournament without a bogey, his remarkable run ending after 63 holes, but a final round of 69 in windy conditions at Close House added to a winning score of 18 under par – comfortably away from Rasmus Hojgaard.

Paratore's bogeyless race finally ended after 63 holes

Paratore’s bogeyless race finally ended after 63 holes

The exciting young Italian led at one stroke overnight and hadn’t dropped a single shot in the first three laps, and he took advantage of a few measured first holes picking up an early shot in the fourth and then completing a full from birdies to long seventh.

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But after 62 flawless holes he missed the green with his tee shot on the ninth short and was unable to scramble a par, and although he responded immediately to the next he again erased his card at 11 for go back to 11 cents. by.

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Renato Paratore wins the British Masters and celebrates with his mother via Sky Sports iPad before receiving an honor guard from multiple players as he leaves the green

Renato Paratore wins the British Masters and celebrates with his mother via Sky Sports iPad before receiving an honor guard from multiple players as he leaves the green

However, with the difficult conditions preventing one of his rivals from taking on a real challenge, Paratore was content to play solid golf for the next five holes before effectively sealing the victory with a perfect 10-foot putt for his fourth. birdie of the day on the penultimate hole.

Paratore has closed with another cast iron par in the past to clinch his first victory since breaking onto the European Tour at the Nordea Masters three years ago, and he celebrated with his mother via a Sky Sports iPad before receiving custody. honor by several of his peers as he left the green.

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Hojgaard got the better of Paratore in a play-off at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open last December, but the Danish teenager had to settle for second place this week after finding it difficult to apply enough pressure on the Italian.

The 19-year-old reached the par 35 and hinted that he made a late charge when he birdieed in the 10th but was unable to add to his tally until the 17th after making his second bogey of the round at 15.

Hojgaard’s birdie at the 71st hole at least ensured he would finish second on his own ahead of Justin Harding, who endured a frustrating final day in which he only managed two birdies – on the third and fifth – and carded three bogeys in one. over 73, which was still enough for third out of 14 under.

Rasmus Hojgaard won second place on 15 under

Rasmus Hojgaard won second place on 15 under

The rest of the top 10 was dominated by the English, Andy Sullivan (67), Robert Rock (69) and Dale Whitnell (71) sharing fourth place on 13 under ahead of Oli Fisher, who closed with a 68 to finish six. shots behind. the champion.

The European Tour’s #GolfForGood campaign also raised over £ 100,000 for good causes in the local community, with Betfred sponsors donating £ 50,000 through Jack Senior’s hole in one on Friday and an additional £ 1,000 for each of the 16 birdies made by the tournament. host Lee Westwood throughout the week.

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