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Sunday, 22 September 2013
Julien Quesne   (Getty Images)
Julien Quesne (Getty Images)

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 - 70° OPEN D’ITALIA LINDT

• His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 89th European Tour event.

• Moves to €553,398 in The Race to Dubai. This is his highest single-season earnings, beating the €420,722 he won in 2012.

• Moves to inside the top 140 in the Official World Golf Ranking from 229th.

• His second consecutive European Tour season with a victory, following the 2012 Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol. This was his debut European Tour victory.

• This victory beats his previous best 2013 European Tour performance of tied fifth in the Volvo Golf Champions.

• Continues his very consistent 2013 season. This victory is his seventh top ten finish of the season. (Was seventh in his last event at last week’s KLM Open).

• Is the second Frenchman to win the OPEN D’ITALIOA LINDT since the event became part of The European Tour in 1972. The first was Grégory Havret in 2001.

• This victory comes in his third appearance in the OPEN D’ITALIA LINDT.

• This victory beats his previous best performance in the OPEN D’ITALIA LINDT of tied 75th in 2012.

• The second of his two European Tour wins he has made up a final round deficit. Was three behind in the 2012 Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol going into the last day and shot a 64. In the OPEN D’ITALIA LINDT began the final 18 holes four adrift and shot a final round of 67.

• Is the third Frenchman to win on the 2013 European Tour, following Raphaël Jacquelin, at the Open de España and Gregory Bourdy (ISPS Handa Wales Open).

Is the first time since 2009 that France have had three victories in the same season.

Is the first time since 2009 that three different French players have won in the same European Tour season. In that year Gregory Bourdy (UBS Hong Kong Open), Thomas Levet (Open de Espana) and Christian Cevaer (European Open), all won.

OTHER FACTS

• Becomes the 29th French victory in European Tour history.

• Becomes the eighth different Frenchman to record multiple European Tour victories.

• Gains a place in the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions.

• Gains his biggest European Tour prize of €250,000.

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2015.

• Moves over €1 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• Becomes the 17th European Tour victory by former Challenge Tour players on the 2013 European Tour. They are: Scott Jamieson (Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa), Louis Oosthuizen (Volvo Golf Champions), Jamie Donaldson (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Stephen Gallacher (Omega Dubai Desert Classic) Richard Sterne (Joburg Open), Marcel Siem (Trophée Hassan II), Raphaël Jacquelin (Open de España), Brett Rumford (Ballantine’s Championship and Volvo China Open), Joost Luiten (Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity and KLM Open), Simon Thornton (Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC), Justin Rose (US Open Championship), Michael Hoey (M2M Russian Open), Tommy Fleetwood (Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles), Grégory Bourdy (ISPS Handa Wales Open),  Thomas Björn (Omega European Masters) and Julien Quesne (70° OPEN D’ITALIA LINDT).

• Becomes the 325th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.


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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1QUESNE, JulienFRA18-12
T2HIGGINS, DavidIRL18-11
T2WEBSTER, SteveENG18-11
T4ANDERSSON HED, FredrikSWE18-10
T4GRILLO, EmilianoARG18-10
T4AGUILAR, FelipeCHI18-10
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