“Madridista until death” and Valderrama record

A tsunami of golf has made landfall on the second day of the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters, valid tournament for the DP World Tour, which takes place at the Real Club Valderrama, in San Roque (Cádiz). ANDhe Malaga native Ángel Hidalgo (24 years old) has put on a spectacular exhibition signing 63 shots (-8) the lowest card ever seen on the green carpet of the Sotogrande urbanization since the course was par 71 and whose record was held by Sergio García with 64. The previous one with a par 72 in the course that hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup was in the hands of the German Bernhard Langer with 62.

Hidalgo had two victories last year on the Alps Tour: Ein Bay Open (Egypt) and the Giorgio Bordoni Memorial (Italy). Successes that were added later to the one achieved in the Big Green Egg German Challenge (Germany) land they made access to the silver category of European golf and opened the doors of tournaments of the DP World Tour. This year, the man from Marbella, attached to the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, has prevailed in the PGA Open de Barcelona hosted by Pablo Larrazábal of the Pro Spain Team 2022 of the RFEG.

In San Roque, the Andalusian made birdies at 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 16, 17 and 18 in a prodigious round that began on the 10th tee and where he showed excellent command of the short game with the irons and the putt . Eight birdies without a hole in the green. -8 for -9 total which places him co-leader next to Australian Min Woo Lee (third in the Acciona Open de España won by Jon Rahm) and Adrián Otaegui, in a fight to opt for the final victory. “At the beginning of the round it had been a long time since I had such a bad feeling, but the putt has helped me a lot. It has been the key. Tonight I will give the stick a little kiss so that it rests until tomorrow. It has been the typical day that whatever I did, the ball went to the hole”, assured the microphone of the DP World Tour.

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About his historical journey, the Spaniard said: “Having the tournament record is a joy. He was already happy with the -1 on the first day, so today… This field is very special to me, here I took my first shot as a professional. I sign here laps of -1 every day of my life and let’s see if now we give a joy on Sunday”, cThe young golfer was wrong, “Madridista to death” as he proclaims on his social networks, who began playing at the age of two with his father and grandfather at the El Ángel Golf School, in the Golf Valley of Marbella .

Angel Hidalgo.


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