Symes Left Short-Changed Despite Taking Route 66 Day One Canary Islands Championship

Scotland’s Connor Syme walked-off feeling short-changed after a pair of early round eagles in an eventual five-under 66 on day one of the Canary Islands Championship at Tenerife.

Syme had bogeyed his opening hole but quickly made amends in chipping-in from the back of the green at the par-5 11th, or the second hole of his round, ahead of holing a monster 40-footer for eagle at the par-5 13th on the Costa Adeje course.

And it could have been two eagles and an ace in four holes as his tee shot into the par-3 14th hit the flagstick and stopped just six inches from the hole.

The birdie went in some way in healing the hurt in taking an ‘8’ at the same hole five days earlier during the last round of the Tenerife Open.

Scotland’s Connor Syme feeling a bit short changed in posted a five-under par 66 on day one of the Canary Islands Championship

The Drumoig golfer then also birdied three birdies in four holes but then played the last 10 holes in one-over with two birdies but three bogeys.

Syme said: “It’s not very often you come off the golf course disappointed in shooting a 66.

“I was absolutely flying to be six-under through eight holes and with a bogey, a disappointing bogey on nine, so it was a funny day.

“So, five-under is a good start but it could have definitely been a lot better.”

The effort left Syme just outside the top-10 but only two shots adrift of Spaniard Adri Arnaus who was the clubhouse leader on seven-under par.


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