Guido Migliozzi has secured his first ever European Tour event after winning the Kenya Open by one shot. The Italian, who is a graduate of the Qualifying School, was only playing in his 14th ever event, and had never finished in the top 10 before.
It was a closely-fought affair on the final day with Migliozzi and playing partner Adri Arnaus fighting for the lead over the course of the final round, with South African duo Louis de Jager and Justin Harding in close pursuit.
The 22-year-old Italian managed to get his nose in front with a birdie on the 12th and then, under incredible pressure, managed to hold his nerve and par the last six holes to card a 69 and finish at 16-under. And he says the pressure of the situation helped him in winning the event that was making its debut on the European Tour.
“I like this moment,” he said. “I like the pressure, it’s like a drug. I love pressure, I love playing with a lot of people looking at me and a lot of cameras. “There was a lot of pressure on the course. After the birdie at the 12th I was leading but it was tough.
I just kept patient towards the end, that was it. “I enjoyed the last two days very much. The pressure was a lot and I’m happy about how I’m playing under pressure, also with my putting game that I worked a lot on.”