Frenchman Xavier Poncelet was crowned the winner of the Roma ALPS LETAS Open as Italian amateur Alessia Nobilio carded a final round of 68 to finish in third place.
Scottish runner-up Ryan Lumsden set the clubhouse lead at sixteen-under-par, while Poncelet had a double-bogey on the par-three 16th hole.
However, the Frenchman bounced back with a birdie on the par-five 17th and ended up winning by one stroke.
Golf Club Parco de’ Medici hosted the second mixed tournament in LETAS and ALPS Tour history, which saw 114 men 42 women tee it up and compete for the same trophy and prize fund on the same course.
Nobilio started the day tied for third on eleven-under-par alongside fellow amateur Anouk Casty from Switzerland.
It was a sensational start to her round as she carded three birdies on the front nine and added two more birdies and one bogey on the back nine to finish in third place.
The Italian said: “It feels amazing. I came here hoping to make the cut and now I finished in the third position. I am really happy about these past three days, everything was perfect.”
This is the best finish in a professional event for Nobilio, who was a member of Team Europe at the 2019 PING Junior Solheim Cup.
Nobilio was paired with eventual runner-up Lumsden in the first two rounds and the Scottish golfer heaped praise on the amateur.
She added: “That is so nice to hear. Ryan was so kind to me, and we really had fun on the course, so I am very happy he played well, too.”
Reflecting on the tournament, the best amateur of the tournament added: “I liked the mixed format and enjoyed playing with the guys. We have such different games, but I learned so much from them. I think the main difference is that the guys have more feel for it than us. We are all about the mechanic side of it, but they just go out there and hit their shots.”
Scotland’s Gabrielle Macdonald finished in the top-10 after firing another round in red – a three-under-par 69. The 27-year-old carded four birdies and one bogey on her way to finish tied for ninth.
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