Horsfield snatches the lead from Pieters with Elvira ninth

The Englishman, with a great day on Friday, surpassed Pieters at the head of the classification. The best Spaniard is Nacho Elvira, four strokes behind the leader.


The Englishman Sam Horsfield delivered a 64-stroke card (7 under par) this Thursday to snatch the Belgian Thomas Pieters, now second, the lead in the Celtic Classic, a tournament on the European golf circuit that is played at The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport (Wales, UK)

Sam Horsfield, 24, who debuted on August 2 as the winner of a title on the continental circuit by winning the Hero Open, made an eagle and nine birdies for a bogey and a triple bogey to take command. The Manchester golfer, 133 in the world, accumulates 131 strokes (11 under par), one less than the leader at the beginning of the day, Pieters, author this Friday of a round of 68 (-3) .

They share the third place, two hits to the head, also English Andrew Johnston and Callum Shinkwin and another Belgian, Thomas Detry. The best of the Spaniards is Nacho Elvira from Santander, ninth with -7 in the total and who added a round of 69 to the 66 on Thursday. Gipuzkoan Adrián Otaegui accumulates one more blow, while Barcelona's Pablo Larrazábal and Adri Arnaus and Carlos Pigem from ilerdense march with -1 in the total.

Emilio Cuartero, Eduardo de la Riva, Álvaro Quirós, Jorge Campillo and Alejandro Cañizares do not pass the court. Sebas García was disqualified after completing 13 holes.

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