Five leaders under par at Valderrama


Cádiz, (EFE).- Five players tied this Thursday with five shots under Valderrama’s par, including the Spaniard Pep Anglés, after the first day of the Estrella Damm Andalusia Masrs, tournament valid for the ‘DP World Tour’ (before European Circuit) which takes place at the club of San Roque (Cádiz) and which will end next Sunday.

Anglés presented a 66-hit card that propelled him to shared leadership thanks to a journey in which he went from less to more. The Spaniard lamented a “bogey” on the second hole, placing himself far from the lead, but from then on he printed a constant rhythm which made him save the holes at par or with “birdies”.

Five birdies for Pep Angles

Up to five Anglés got some, to be among the first on hole 7, where he had already scored three, on holes 4, 5 and 7. Another trio of “birdies” in the second part of the field, reinforcing his bid for partial victory on the 11th hole and condensing it on the 16th and 17th, they put him in a group that also included other contenders.

The English golfer David Horsey hits the ball during the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters held at the Real Club Valderrama, in San Roque (Cádiz). EFE/A.Carrasco Ragel.

Among them was Britain’s David Horsey (-5), who seemed to get stuck with a double ‘bogey’ on the 7th hole but took the lead by making seven ‘birdies’.

Thai Jazz Janewattananond (-5) started like a cyclone, with four birdies past the 6th hole, to stay ahead in the second part of the course and fail with a bogey on the 18th hole which prevented him from leading the tournament solo .

Flawless Veteran Kjeldsen

The Dane Soren Kjeldsen (-5) also presented his candidacy in an immaculate course, without ‘bogeys’, and with five ‘birdies’ in particular in the second part of the field.

The Thai Jazz Janewattananond during its participation in the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters held at the Real Club Valderrama, in San Roque (Cádiz). EFE/A.Carrasco Ragel.

The fifth player with five under par at Valderrama is Australia’s Lee Minwoo, the only early bird to hit an ‘eagle’ on the 17th hole, which gave him oxygen after starting on the clear and l ‘obscure.

Two “birdies” on holes 1 and 2 were weighed down by bogeys on holes 4 and 5, ending the first part of the course with -2 and launching into the final map with the aforementioned “eagle” and a “birdie” more.

Otaegui and Larrazabal well positioned

Between the other Spanish candidatesthe canary Rafa Cabrera Bello did not have his day and found himself very far from the lead with +6 in a day to forget and knowing that on the second day, scheduled for this Friday, he will have to hurry with solvency s he wants it to make the cut.

Adrián Otaegui and Pablo Larrazábal are on the lookout for the first and well placed once the opening day is over. EFE

Web editor: Luis Ortega


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