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No joy for duo in Euro chase

Smyth and Endycott
Harrison Endycott and Travis Smyth

Harrison Endycott and Travis Smyth have a mountain of work left in front of them if they are to progress beyond the first stage of 2018 European Tour Qualifying school after struggling overnight at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire.

Endycott remains in a tie for 49th position after adding a one-over-par 73 to his first round of 74 to still be an outside chance of progressing. The 21-year old made an ordinary start to his round today, taking a double bogey on the first hole. He clawed it back, however, with birdies on the third and sixth but struggled from there with a couple more bogeys and only one birdie on his card.

Smyth, sadly, had a day he would probably rather forget, carding a disappointing four-over par 76. The Amateur world number 13 battled early, with a bogey-double bogey start, and turned in a five-over-par 41 for his outward nine. He recovered a little on the back nine with a with a 35 but is now seven-over par for the event and placed 70th.

Western Australian Brady Watt, the only other Australian in the field, slipped down the leaderboard after carding a three-over-par 75 to be tied with Endycott in 49th place.

The field will be cut to anyone within seven shots of the 20th place and ties after the third round, with 20 Players to progress to stage II of the school in Spain in November after the completion of four rounds.

15 February 2019
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