Talk about getting out of the gate quickly.
Garrick Higgo’s incredible start on Saturday set the UNLV product up nicely, giving him the 54-hole lead at the European Tour’s Gran Canaria Lopesan Open in Spain.
The 21-year-old Higgo was 5 under for the day after his first four holes — stringing together birdies on Nos. 1, 2 and 3 at Meloneras Golf Club before dropping an eagle on the fourth hole.
The South African, who already has a Euro Tour victory under is belt after winning last fall’s Open de Portugal, finished with a 29 on the front and closed the day with a 63. He sits at 18 under for the tournament, two shots ahead of Matthias Schwab, Matthieu Pavin and Connor Syme.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 24, 2021
Higgo is currently 110th in the Official World Golf Ranking, but his standing in the Race to Dubai would skyrocket if he holds on for the victory. A win projects to push him to 16th in the European Tour’s season-long competition, up 68 spots from his current standing.
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