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.