Represented Italy at the 2016 Olympic Games alongside Matteo Manassero and now makes his major championship debut at Royal Portrush following a tie for fourth place finish in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open on Sunday, where three qualifying spots were up for grabs as part of The Open Qualifying Series.
Winner Bernd Wiesberger and third-placed Romain Langasque were already exempt, so Bertasio joined Benjamin Hebert and Andrew Johnston in the field for the year’s final major. Went into the event ranked 528th in the world after a season where his previous best performance was joint 18th at the Hero Indian Open in March.
Turned professional in 2011 after twice playing in the Eisenhower Trophy world amateur team championship and helping Continental Europe beat Britain and Ireland in the St Andrews Trophy.
In 2014 topped the Alps Tour Order of Merit to gain promotion to the Challenge Tour, where he lost a play-off to Tom Murray the following season in the Volopa Irish Challenge. Then came through the European Tour qualifying school before recording two top 10 finishes in 2016, three in 2017 and last season a tie for fifth in the Maybank Championship.