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English golfer breaks the Portugal Masters golf tournament record

ENGLISH GOLFER BREAKS THE PORTUGAL MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT RECORDThe English golfer, Jordan Smith, became the Portugal Masters champion last weekend, also breaking the Portugal Masters record, completing the DP World Tour tournament with 254 strokes, 30 under par at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course.

The 29-year-old Brit took the lead in the Portuguese scoring event for the European Tour on the first lap and didn’t falter, despite having been joined by Gavin Green at the end of 36 holes. In the third round, Smith took off from the Malaysian and in the last race for the title confirmed his superiority, becoming champion with three “shots” advantage. Ricardo Santos was the best Portuguese player, finishing the weekend on 8 under par.

On the last day of play, Jordan Smith, who before the race was in 14th place in the DP World Tour ranking, recorded six birdies on holes 4, 9, 10, 12, 15 and 17 and an eagle to complete the course with 63 strokes (-8) and a total of 254, thus surpassing the previous best mark, belonging to Andy Sullivan, in 2015, and Padraig Harrington, in 2016, by seven “shots”.

“It’s great. I’m a little speechless, to be honest. It was a really good week, I had a lot of fun. I love playing here, I think everyone likes it. I’m very satisfied with this week. I didn’t know it was a record, but I had an idea that it would be. Of course, setting any record is always good”, confessed the English champion, who also beat the record of South African Ernie Els, with 29 under par, at the Johnnie Wlaker Classic in 2003.

Congratulations Jordan Smith!