2013 Italian Open champion Julien Quesne returns to the event at Golf Club Milano after missing last year's renewal.
This is the fifth straight year on tour for the 36-year-old who has made the top 80 in the rankings every time, but, at 36th this year, he is on track to complete his best performance to date, beating his 42nd in 2013. He has a curious record in the tournament, going 1-for-4. The key is that when he did make the weekend he made the best of it, winning in 2013 at Torino GC when a final round 67 saw him leap out of a 54-hole tie for ninth to overhaul leader Marcus Fraser. He didn't play last year at Golf Club Milano, but there is plenty of reason to think he might like the track. On the one hand he has always thrived on tight, tree-lined tracks. On the other last year's winner, Rikard Karlberg, has stunning form at Delhi, an excellent record at Bro Hof Slott and was second at Wentworth this year. If that is any sort of guide to finding successful players this week Quesne sticks out like a sort thumb, having made the top ten at all three.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 05:20:00 AM