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Friday, 25 October 2002
First played: 1925
Most wins: 4
Auguste Boyer, 1926, 28, 30, 31
Flory van Donck, 1938, 47, 53, 55
Consecutive wins:
Auguste Boyer, 30-31
Flory van Donck, 38-47 (first event after WW2)
Youngest winner:
Baldovino Dassu, 23 in 1976
Oldest winner:
Billy Casper, 44 in 1975
Lowest 18 hole score: 62 (-10)
Bill McColl, 1988, Mats Lanner, 1999, Pierre Fulke, 2000
Lowest first 18 hole score: 62 (-10)
Bill McColl, 1988, Mats Lanner, 1999
Lowest first 36 hole score: 129 (-15)
Richard Boxall, 1990, Patrik Sjöland, 1998
Lowest first 54 hole score: 195 (-21)
Patrik Sjöland, 1998
Lowest 72 hole score: 267
Manuel Piñero, 1985, Richard Boxall, 1990,
Greg Turner, 1993, Ian Poulter, 2000
Lowest under par winning score: 267 (-21)
Manuel Piñero, 1985, Richard Boxall, 1990,
Greg Turner, 1993, Ian Poulter, 2000
Lowest final round by a winner: 64 (-8)
Greg Turner, 1993, Bernhard Langer, 1997
Wire-to-wire-winners:
Baldovino Dassu, 1976, José Maria Cañizares, 1981,
Sam Torrance, 1987, Richard Boxall, 1990
Largest 18 hole lead:
4 shots, Sam Torrance, 1987
Largest 36 hole lead:
7 shots, Richard Boxall, 1990
Largest 54 hole lead:
5 shots, Dale Hayes, 1978, Richard Boxall, 1990
Largest winning margin:
8 shots, Baldovino Dassu, 1976
Biggest final round comeback by a winner:
6 shots, Jim Payne, 1996
Play-offs:
Angel Gallardo beat Brian Barnes, 1977
Brian Barnes beat Dale Hayes, 1979
José Maria Cañizares beat Bobby Clampett, 1981
Bernhard Langer beat Ken Brown and Seve Ballesteros, 1983
David Feherty beat Ronan Rafferty, 1986
Sam Torrance beat José Rivero, 1987
Holes-in-one:
Roberto Bolognesi, 1980
Greg Norman, 1980
David Feherty, 1984
Mark Howell, 1985
Gerolamo Delfino, 1985
Brad Bell, 1986
Emmanuel Dussart, 1987
Kyi Hla Han, 1988
Grant Turner, 1990
Stefano Betti, 1991
Ian Woosnam, 1991
Robert Karlsson, 1993
José Rivero, 1995
Paolo Quirici, 1997
Martin Gates, 1998
Klas Eriksson, 1998
Francesco Guermani, 2000
Raymond Russell, 2001
Ian Poulter, 2001
High cut: 166 (+22), 1976
Low cut: 140 (-4), 1998

INTERESTING FACTS
In its long and established history the Italian Open has seen many highlights, including Seve Ballesteros equalling The European Tour record for consecutive birdies - eight in 1985. In 1990 Richard Boxall captured his only European Tour International Schedule victory, He led from round one, in doing so equalling the European Tour record for largest 36 hole lead by a winner, seven shots, eventually winning by five. The tournament has witnessed many close finishes; six times a play-off has been required since 1972. Often the tournament has a habit of throwing up first-time winners. Since 1986, eight players have made the Italian Open their debut win, indeed that has occurred each of the last four years.

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