Season's best for Bourdy
Article posted: 16 September 2012
With a few more putts the win would have been possible - but I enjoyed it a lot
Gregory Bourdy achieved his best result of the season at the Italian Open, tying for third after firing a flawless seven under par in his final round at Royal Park I Roveri.
Having previously carded rounds of 69, 64 and 70, Bourdy finished 20 under in Turin, four shots off the lead.
It was the Frenchman's second successive top ten, having been tied eighth at the KLM Open last week.
"I feel nice, it was a lovely day," said Bourdy. "I thought minus seven or minus eight would be enough to have a chance to win. It wasn’t enough but it was still a great round.
"My long game was good and my putting was solid, also. Maybe with a few more putts I would have had more chance of winning.
"I stayed calm and confident this week. My driving was very good, it has been for three weeks, and it was the same this week. It was a great week and with a few more putts the win would have been possible. But I enjoyed it a lot."
David Howell fired a six under 66 for the second time this week to finish tied 16th on 14 under. Tommy Fleetwood was poised one shot behind in tied 22nd after signing for his lowest round of the week, a four under 68.
Fredrik Andersson Hed and Shiv Kapur both tied for 35th on 11 under.
Scott Pinckney finished tied seventh at the Kazakhstan Open on 16 under after carding a four under 68 in his final round at Zhailjau Golf Resort.
So, too, did Alex Kaleka, who tied for tenth on 15 under. Michael Lorenzo Vera, who was also four under, finished 13 under and was joined in tied 18th by Peter Uihlein.
Nick Dougherty was inside the top 30 on 11 under following his three under 69, while Ben An was one shot behind after carding a two under 70.
Charlie Ford closed with a 69, his lowest round of the week, to finish nine under. Matthew Nixon and Espen Kofstad were four under. Ross McGowan was one under.