Nacho Elvira makes his bet for the victory at the Wales Open

The Cantabrian, -4 on the day for the pair in total, is two shots behind the Scottish Syme, who was only in the lead. Otaegui, at -1, also has options this weekend.


Spanish golfer Nacho Elvira presented his candidacy for the title at the Welsh Open, a tournament belonging to the European circuit, by rising to second place this Friday, after signing the second best card of all participants on the second day.

Elvira, who started the day with five blows to the head, was only two impacts behind the leader of the classification, the Scotsman Connor Syme, after concluding his journey with a total of 67 blows, four under par. The Cantabrian golfer, who on Thursday could not pass the par of the course -71 strokes-, was this Friday as one of the most solid of all the participants at the Celtic Manor Resort in the Welsh town of Newport.

As confirmed not only by the four "birdies" with which the Spaniard completed the field, but, above all, the fact that Elvira was one of the few players who did not concede a single "bogey" throughout the day. . An improvement that had its maximum exponent in hole 16, in which Nacho Elvira went from signing a double "bogey" on Thursday, to adding this Friday his fourth and last "birdie" of the day.

Solidity that allowed the Spaniard to climb to third place with a total of 138 strokes, four under par, matched by the Scotsman Liam Johnston, the American Sihwan Kim, the Chinese Haotong Li, the Swede Sebastian Soderberg and the English Jordan Smith. With two shots less than this sextet, the Scotsman Connor Syme, who managed to defend the leadership he shared at the beginning of the day with the Englishman Jordan Smith, appears at the top of the classification this Friday.

A result that allowed the Scotsman to conclude the first two days of the tournament with a total of 136 impacts, six under par for the field. For his part, the Spaniard, was placed in the fourteenth place, with a total of 141 impacts, one under par, after concluding his journey this Friday with a score of 71.

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