Easton finishes in solid 13th in Italian Challenge Open

Jul 3, 2022 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Bryce Easton finished with a solid two-under-par 69 on Sunday to climb into a share of 13th in the Challenge Tour’s Italian Challenge Open.

He made four birdies, and will have been frustrated with two late bogeys on the 15th and the 18th to go with the dropped sot he had on the eighth. He had such a good start, with three consecutive birdies from the second to the fourth, and he managed to make a birdie on the 17th, in the midst of those final two dropped shots.

He finished the week on seven-under, four strokes behind the winner Kristian Krogh Johannessen of Norway. Johannessen beat Dane Oliver Hundeboll on the first extra hole of a sudden-death play-off. They were a stroke ahead of Lorenzo Scalise of Italy and Benjamin Rusch of Switzerland.

Behind Easton, Deon Germishuys finished with a level-par 72 to finish on five-under in a share of 21st.

Jacques Blaauw, who led going into the final round, had a real struggle over his last 18 holes. He started with a double-bogey on the first, and made another on the sixth. He had just two birdies, and four bogeys to go with those meagre gains. That saw him slip to three-under for the tournament and a share of 30th.

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