De La Riva sets new course record in Belgium

5/27/2012 12:03:54 PM
Edoardo De La Riva recieves a gift from Ravenstein Royal Golf Club of Belgium for breaking the course record  (EuropeanTour)
Edoardo De La Riva recieves a gift from Ravenstein Royal Golf Club of Belgium for breaking the course record (EuropeanTour)

Eduardo De La Riva replaced Nicolas Colsaerts in the record books at Ravenstein Royal Golf Club of Belgium on the final day of the Telenet Trophy as the Spaniard set a new course record of 64.

Because Colsaerts’ course record of 65 was over a par 72 lay-out at the stunning venue in Tervuren, outside Brussels, but De La Riva’s seven under par round of 64 over the par 71 lay-out now stands as a new record.

De La Riva’s round came courtesy of a one under par front nine of 34, before he began to rack up the birdies on the back nine, starting with one on the 10th before three in a row from the 12th and he finished in style with an eagle on the par four 18th to sign for a six under par back nine of 30.

“I played very well today,” said the 29 year old. “Unfortunately I had two bad days this week but I was really happy with my round today. I putted well and it was a nice finish for the week going into next week with a bit of momentum.

“On the 18th I hit a good drive just about eight feet past the pin just off the green and I putted that in so it was nice.”

De la Riva’s seven under par round moved him to three under for the tournament.