Web.com Tour — Just three days after winning "Olympic" gold for Ireland in Brasil (see video), Seamus Power fired his first round in the 60s on the Web.com Tour.
The West Waterford rookie missed the cut in his first four starts — three of them by a single shot — but he made seven birdies (including three in his last four holes) as he posted a four under 67 in the opening round of this week's Chile Classic.
His score left him tied for 23rd, five shots behind clubhouse leader Tain Lee (63). Leaderboard
Now it remains to be seen if Power can push on after enduring a tough start to his Web.com Tour career. But it was certainly good to see him smiling after a fun, three-hole "Olympic" Challenge in Sao Paolo on Monday.
European Tour — Winds gusting up to 80km prevented any play on day one and forced organisers to reduce the Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI to 54 holes.
It is another stroke of bad luck weather-wise for the tournament at the spectacular Santo do Serra course where numerous delays caused last year’s event to be reduced to 36 holes.
Round One will tee off on Friday morning, with tee times for both of the first two rounds remaining unchanged, and the cut will be made after round two.
José Maria Zamora, Tournament Director, said: “We didn’t cut the greens for the last two days because we knew about this forecast – winds have been too strong and gusty. Every time we sent our referees to check, the balls were moving on the green. The players have been waiting in the players’ lounge now for up to eight hours, so the best option is to send them back and start fresh tomorrow."