Thursday, August 21, 2014




Nanjing, China: Italy’s Renato Paratore overturned a three-shot deficit at the start of the day, moving from fifth to first, to win the gold medal  in the male individual stroke-play 54-hole golf tournament at the Youth Olympic Games.
 Glencruitten left-hander Robert MacIntyre finished with a 71 for a total of 215. He tied for 13th in the 32-player field after a successful week as part of Team GB.
The young Italian,Paratore, had an 11-under-par aggregate of 205 with scores of 72, 67 and 66.
He won by two strokes from Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult. 
Paratore, No. 5 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, birdied the 17th and 18th to go from being one behind to one in front and then had a nervous wait as Kinhult came down the 18th. 
 “I played really well on the long game and putted well today,” said Paratore. 
“I knew I was one off the lead when I was playing 17, so I knew I had to make two birdies to win. I was really pleased to make the birdies, one from ten metres and one from six.
 “I was nervous watching Marcus playing the last hole but it is really nice to win the Gold Medal. My father is here and he is really excited for me. I can't believe it. I’m very happy.”
Marcus Kinhult, No 6 in the WAGR, shot a final round of 69 to move up from the bronze medal position to win the silver, although he was in position to win the gold medal with only two holes to go.
 “ I wanted to win, but Renato was better. He deserves it,” said the Swedish player. “I saw the leaderboards on the 10th tee. I thought I have to play the back nine in two-under-par to have a chance.
"I didn't quite manage it. I knew I had to make the final putt to force a play-off but I hit a bad putt.
“I have really enjoyed the Youth Olympics on and off the course, especially being in the village. That's definitely cool. Being a part of the history, that's cool too.” 
Thailand’s Danthai Boonma  and Norway's Victor Hovland had a play-off for the bronze medal after Hovland bogeyed the 18th in regulation play.
started the day in second and shot 73 and looked set to miss out on a medal until Norway’s Victor would 
 It took two trips down the 18th to separate the pair but following a poor tee shot Hovland missed the green short right while Boonma hit it pin high to 10 feet. Hovland couldn’t get up and down, allowing Boonma a simple two putt for bronze.
Par 216 (3x72)
205 Renato Paratore (Italy) 72 67 66.
207 Marcus Kinhult (Sweden) 66 72 69
210 Danthai Boonma (Thailand) 67 70 73, Viktor Hovland (Norway) 68 68 74 (Boonma won play-off for bronze medal.
212 Oliver Lindell (Finlan) 73 72 67, Axe Pinnerup (Denmark) 70 74 68, Jonas Liebich (Germany) 69 77 66, Feroz Garewal (India) 73 69 70, Brett Coletta (Australia) 66 72 74.

Lee Soyoung played a near perfect final round to claim the Gold Medal in the Women’s Individual Stroke Play competition .
With no bogeys and seven birdies the 17-year-old South Korean shot 65 to finish on 14-under-par 202 for the 54 holes, three ahead of her nearest rival, Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Ssu-Chia, who won the Silver Medal.   

Supamas Sangchan, from Thailand, finished four shots further back to claim the Bronze. The three medalists finished clear of the field with Virginia Elena Carta of Italy and Germany’s Olivia Cowan next best placed on two-under-par.
Par 216 (3x72)

202  Lee, Soyoung SKOR  69 68 65

205  Cheng Ssu-Chia TPE 69 70 66

209  Sangchan, Supamas THA 73 66 70

214 Cowan, Olivia GER 76 69 69

214 Carta, Virginia Elena ITA 69 75 70

215 Pedersen, Emily DEN 75 73 67

217 Alvarez, Julianne NZL 70 73 74

218 Meichtry, Azelia SUI 73 75 70

218 Shinohara, Maria JPN 69 74 75

219 Veysseyre, Marion FRA 71 74 74

For the full leaderboard in the Youth Olympic Games Women’s Individual Stroke Play Competition please visit:



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