Sam Horsfield has the prospect of a second title in three weeks with the Englishman leading the Celtic Classic
Sam Horsfield shoots up front at Celtic Classic and sets his sights on a second title in three weeks after shooting a brilliant round of 64
- Sam Horsfield has his sights set on a second title in just three weeks
- The Englishman is leading the Celtic Classic after hitting 64 on Friday
- He currently has a one-time lead over the Belgian Thomas Pieters
Sam Horsfield has his sights set on a second title in just three weeks after reaching the front of the Celtic Classic after a rollercoaster finish to a thrilling 64 lap on Friday.
The up-and-coming Englishman, just 23, recovered from a heartbreaking triple-bogey six on the 17th hole at Celtic Manor with a great eagle three last for a one-time lead over Belgian Thomas Pieters.
The exploits of the final hole recalled his victory at the Hero Open in Forest of Arden, where he nailed a 235-meter-high 5 meters to the 17th hole on Sunday to land his first tour win over another Belgian, Thomas Detry.
Sam Horsfield has his sights set on a second title in just three weeks at the Celtic Classic
Here, the requirement was eerily similar, with another shot nearly identical in length and again over a water hazard.
Again, Horsfield never flinched, nailed the five-wood one more time and rolled into the 6-foot putt for good measure.
“That’s what you call a dictionary definition of brilliant,” said an admiring Ken Brown, who commented on Sky Sports.
Horsfield currently has a one-time lead over Belgian Thomas Pieters who hit 65
Born in Manchester but living in Orlando since the age of five, Horsfield plays at a refreshing pace and is such an exciting aggressive golfer to watch. This British swing on the European Tour would always be a wonderful showcase for young players and Horsfield is currently organizing a coming-of-age clinic.
As he heads into the weekend, a well-known foe is on his heels in the sweet-swinging Detry, who clearly won’t lack motivation as he’s looking for a first win on his tour.
The 27-year-old is two shots behind and came third to England’s Callum Shinkwin and Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston, who set a stormy finish after a triple bogey of his own, scoring no less than five shots in his last four. holes to return a 66.