Challenge Tour Grand Final: Rhys Enoch one off lead in Mallorca
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 07/11/19 5:48pm
Rhys Enoch made a strong start in his pursuit of securing a European Tour card by getting within a shot of the early lead at the Challenge Tour Grand Final.
The leading 15 players on the season-long Road to Mallorca Rankings after this week's event secure promotion to the European Tour, with the Welshman moving inside that projected mark after an opening-round 69.
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Enoch sits alongside Spain's Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez in tied-second on two under, as Francesco Laporta birdied three of his final four holes to move into a one-shot advantage.
"There are plenty of different outcomes, but I'm focused on winning really," said Enoch, who started the week 25th in the standings. "Second would probably be enough if I'm on my own, but then I'm relying on a lot of other people. I've just got to try and win because that takes care of it, so that's my aim."
English trio Jack Senior, Dale Whitnell and Matthew Jordan share fourth spot alongside Denmark's Martin Simonsen, with only eight of the 45-man field breaking par at Club de Golf Alcanada.
Road to Mallorca leader Calum Hill posted a two-over 73 and Richard Bland, who started the week third in the standings, a further stroke back in a share of 23rd position.
Wales' Oliver Farr, who came into the Grand Final holding the 15th and final European Tour card, overcame a triple bogey and a double bogey to post a one-over 72 and sit in a share of 11th spot.
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