Thursday, 21 April 2016
William Harrold (Phil Inglis) ()
William Harrold (Phil Inglis) ()
William Harrold hit a hole-in-one during one of the best rounds of day two at the Red Sea Egyptian Challenge Presented by Hassan Allam Properties.

The Englishman aced the par three ninth hole at Sokhna Golf Club on his way to a six under par 66 that propelled him up the leaderboard in the European Challenge Tour event.

The 27 year old holed out on the 197 yard pin, sweetly striking a six iron for the third hole-in-one of his career.

After scoring four birdies on the back nine to add to his ace, the Norfolk-based player was delighted with his efforts in the Egyptian sun.

“This one was awesome,” he said. “I just hit a smooth six iron and it was perfect. If you look at my scorecard I was grinding out there after hitting eight pars in a row through the first eight holes, and I had just missed a short putt for birdie on the eighth.

“Then it was weird because you just do not know when this sort of thing is going to happen. It felt like it was pretty good, the swing itself wasn’t that great, but the contact was absolutely perfect and I just said ‘go in’ when it hit the ground and it went in.

“I just kept watching it until it disappeared and you just don’t know what to do. I jumped in the air and started high-fiving everybody but then when I picked it out of the hole I realised I still had one more to go.”

During another morning of perfect conditions on the Egyptian coast, first round leader Jordan Smith continued his good form by shooting a four under par 68 to move to 13 under par at the halfway stage.

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