England suffer in the wind

With four holes to play today at Los Olivos GC, England was seriously in the tournament. Eddie Pepperell was one over and Tom Lewis level par for the round which put England at two under for the tournament. The finish at Los Olivos however is a great test of golf and when the forecasted wind gusts really gut going 15, 16 and 17 in particular simply proved very difficult. When signing the scorecards all three players stood at 3 over par which meant that England as a team had gone from -3 to +3 for the Championship.

On the other course, Buenos Aires, Canada, playing at the same time as England suffered in very much the same way, as did Sweden on the front nine of Los Olivos, even though the finishing holes there are definitely more playable even in this wind.

France had another very impressive round as they came in level for the day and still 7 under for the Championship. Denmark is 2nd at -6 with the US in 3rd at one under.

England start the third and final round on Sunday at 10.30 local time. For a full leaderboard update click here.

In Italy it was a great day for English Golf when the Challenge Tour final came to conclusion today. Matt Haines who turned professional in May and thereby was denied the opportunity to represent his country in the Eisenhower instead captured his maiden title on the Challenge Tour. And what could be a better place to do that than in the final? Matt can now look forward to the next season knowing that he can plan his European Tour year as he wishes!

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