The Portuguese Jose-Filipe Lima climbed today to the third of the Grand Final of the Golf Challenge Tour, after finishing the second round with 66 strokes, a mark only surpassed by the leader of the competition.
Lima, who climbed 10 places in the standings and is tied with Frenchmen Victor Perez and Romain Langasque, delivered a card with six strokes below par when he scored nine birdies and three bogeys. above).
José-Filipe Lima and the two Frenchmen continue with an aggregate of 136 strokes, just one more than the leaders, the American Sean Crocker and the Spanish Arnaus Adri.
Crocker, who has now climbed 19 places overall, held the best lap of the day with 64 strokes, two fewer than Lima, the Scot Robert Macintyre, and Swiss Joel Girrbach, who added the second best record of the day.
The other Portuguese in the race, Pedro Figueiredo, rose two positions overall, occupying the 18th, after equaling the first lap record with 71 strokes.
Figueiredo, who follows with an aggregate of 142 strokes, today scored three birdies and two bogeys.
The Grand Final, which takes place in the United Arab Emirates, brings together the 45 best players on the Challenge Tour and will be able to guarantee Portuguese players the upcoming European Tour next season.
To guarantee a presence on the European Tour in 2019, the circuit in which Ricardo Melo Gouveia has already secured a place, Figueiredo and Lima need to close the season in the ‘Top 15’ of the Challenge Tour.
Pedro Figueiredo reached the tournament in 17th place in the ‘ranking’, while José-Filipe Lima is 33rd.