The Gran Canaria golfer signed a meritorious card 73 impacts under some complicated conditions, taking into account that only 21 of the 78 participants could complete their return below par.
Chez Reavie figure in first position of the classification with -4. After him they appear Danny Willett and the local Yes Woo Kim, both with -3. As for the favorites, Justin Thomas, winner in 2017, ends with the same result as Rafa Cabrera Bello (+1). On the other hand, Paul Casey, Hideki Matsuyama and Brooks Koepka ended with -one. Better things were to Ian Poulter, who finished with -2.
As for the first round of the Gran Canaria golfer, it went from less to more. It started with a hopeful birdie at hole1. But his day got worse with two bogeys, in 4 and 13, and a double bogey in 11.
Rafa Cabrera Bello I was able to overcome his trajectory from there. The two birdies consecutive I got in the 14th and the 15th they allowed him to improve in the ranking of the Korean tournament, keeping his comeback options intact.
In another vein, starts this Thursday in Cádiz one of the great international events held in Spain. Sergio García and Jon Rahm commanded the Spanish representation in the fourth edition of the Andalucía Valderrama Masters, tournament of European Circuit which is disputed in Sotogrande.
the Irish Padraig Harrington, winner of three 'majors' and recent vice captain of Europe in the Ryder Cup part, along with Garcia and Rahm, among the favorites. A list that also includes men like the Scotsman Stephen Gallacher, the Italian Edoardo Molinari and the Swedish Peter Hanson.
This trio was decisive in the recent European victory in the Ryder. English must also be taken into account Andrew Johnston (Open Spain 2016) and Danish Soren Kjeldsen (Volvo Masters 2008 Valderrama and Open Andalucía 2009).
Other multiple winners in the European Tour that will be in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters are the Thai Thongchai Jaidee (seven titles), the Australian Brett Rumford (six victories), English David Howell (five) and, with three each, the Irish Shane Lowry, the South Korean Jeunghun Wang, the Australian Marcus Fraser and the South African Darren Fichardt.