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UNLV product Garrick Higgo keeps making magic on the Canary Islands


Garrick Higgo is certainly hitting his stride on the Canary Islands.

The former UNLV star is just two weeks removed from his most recent victory and he’s circling the waters again at the halfway point of this week’s European Tour stop.

Higgo finished 5 under in his final six holes, using an eagle on the 18th to finish Friday’s second round of the Canary Islands Championship with a 63. He’s currently just a single shot behind leader Adri Arnaus, who is 14 under.

A 21-year-old South African, Higgo rolled in a smooth 15-footer on the final hole of the day, and continues to make a charge in the Race to Dubai. Higgo came into the week in 16th place in the Euro Tour’s season-long competition, but he’s projected to get well inside the top 10 after his first two rounds at Golf Costa Adeje. His win two weeks ago came at nearby Gran Canaria Lopesan Open, also on the Canary Islands.

For Arnaus, a second straight 64 put him in the lead, including a spectacular 30 on the back nine that included six birdies on the final seven holes.

Also near the top of the leaderboard is Dean Burmester, who won on the same course last week in the Tenerife Open. Burmester fired a 63 and is three strokes off the lead.

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