Rafa Nadal was leader until hole ten, but finishes fourth


Palma, Aug 2 (EFE) .- Rafa Nadal, with a total of 146 strokes (+2), finished fourth in the Absolute Golf Championship of the Balearic Islands, delivering a card with 74 hits this Sunday, 2 above of the pair of the field of Capdepera Golf, after leading the final day up to hole ten, up to where the Spanish tennis player unleashed his best shots.

Nadal took the lead in the provisional classification of the Balearic tournament with a birdie on hole 9, when he tied for first place with Jaime Jaume.

But, while the winner of 19 Grand Slams tennis titles committed five “bogey” in the last part of the course (holes 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17), Jaume, the champion of the Balearic Islands, maintained his good level until he proclaimed himself the winner with 70 blows.

On the 10th hole it seemed that his triumph would come after making an “eagle” (two strokes below the marked torque), but from there everything went wrong for his interests and he was chaining error after error, and with it out of the title fight.

Nadal presented a total card with 146 strokes (72 + 74) in the two days of the Balearic championship, tying for fourth place with Álvaro Roldós. First came JaIme Jaume (141 strokes), second Víctor Mirón (143) and third Federico Páez (144).

Despite everything, the Mallorcan is still among the top five golfers on the islands and each year improves his ‘ranking’. In 2019 he was second after Federico Páez, and he lowered his handicap after the coronavirus health crisis from 1.5 to 0.5, placing himself very close to golf professionals.

The world’s number two tennis player is proving that golf is very good at him and that he is as skilled at wielding a racket as a golf club.

In the “green” exits he rarely fails with his “swing” and usually leaves the ball always on the fairway; He also shows a knack in the middle game and at short distances.

Nadal is a golf enthusiast and he shows it every year by sponsoring a charity tournament in the Mallorcan town of Son Servera, together with the golfer José María Olazábal.

Both lead teams of professionals and amateurs in order to raise funds for various social causes, including aid to those affected by the floods of the Majorcan Llevant in October 2018 where 13 people died, and vulnerable children

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