PGA of Italy Professional, Federico Elli, got another PGAs of Europe win under his belt after three successive three-under rounds earned him the 9th BlackSeaRama VIVACOM Pro-Am title in Bulgaria.

Starting the final round with a two-shot lead, Elli played yet more solid and steady golf in windy conditions for a 69 and a nine-under par (206) total.

“It’s been a great day – I had good ball-striking but didn’t putt well,” said Elli. “But then three birdies on the last three holes really helped me out, especially on 18 as it’s a monster hole.

“I made a swing change last year and I worked a lot and it’s starting to pay off…so I would like to thank my teacher, Andrea Corbellini, who helped me a lot.”

With the low score of the day, the PGA of France’s Julien Gressier rose up the leaderboard to finish in second place. Over his closing holes, the Frenchman went birdie-eagle-birdie for a five-under 67 and a total of 212 (-3).

The PGA of Spain’s Peter Gustafsson started the day in second but moved back to finish in third after an uncharacteristic two-over 74 gave him a total of 213 (-2).

However, Gustafsson and his team of Krasimir Balakov, Lubomir Tushev and Andon Tushev were able to convert their overnight lead in the Team Pro-Am event. A solid closing 87 points (-15) was enough for a two-point victory with 259 points (-43). The amateurs received special awards from VIVACOM.

Adam Sagar (PGA of Spain) and his amateurs Konstantin Belov, Todor Chakov and Dimitar Georgiev, moved back one place into second with their 257-point total (-41). The amateurs received special awards from JuCad.

Third place for Gabriel Toader and his amateurs Jonathan Diamantino, Sebastian Diamantino and Ioan Scridon 251 points (-35). The amateurs received special awards from Callaway.

Previous tournaments

BlackSeaRama Pro-Am 2016

PGA of Spain Professional, Carlos Rodiles, carded a final round 69 (-3) to win the 8th BlackSeaRama Vivacom Pro-Am, his first PGAs of Europe Sanctioned Event win.
Following up and down front nines for both Rodiles and the leader at the beginning of the day, Jonathan Grogan (PGA of Germany), the positions had reversed with Rodiles one shot ahead. The Professionals both then shot a two-under 34 on the back nine of BlackSeaRama Golf…

BlackSeaRama Pro-Am 2015

PGA of Germany Professional, Jonathan Grogan, took the winners’ honours and a cheque for €3,700 after he successfully defended his title in the 7th Vivacom BlackSeaRama Pro-Am 2015.
Grogan returned to BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas for the final round of the Pro-Am having taken the Individual Professional title almost exactly 12 months ago, and managed to convert his overnight lead into a win with a closing one-under 71 for a six-under (209) total.

BlackSeaRama Pro-Am 2014

The PGA of Germany’s Jonathan Grogan has become the BlackSeaRama Pro-Am 2014 Champion completing a show of dominance at the tournament in Bulgaria to take home the winner’s cheque for €3,500.
Grogan began the tournament with a one-under par 71 at Thracian Cliffs, but then pushed ahead after Round 2 with a four-under par 67 at Lighthouse Golf Resort & Spa, entering the final round on five-under par (138).


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