David Puig will fight to enter the British Open


David Puig will fight to enter the British Open
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A flawless 62-card, with nine birdies and no errors, propelled David Puig to fourth place in the IRS Prima Malasyan Open, part of the Asian Tour, just three strokes behind the leader, Canadian Jared Du Toit, who matched the Spanish golfer's result playing in the LIV Golf.

David Puig, results

The 22-year-old Catalan golfer, who won last year's International Series in Singapore, will thus vie on Sunday for one of the three spots that grant access to the British Open, potentially the second major of his career after playing in last year's US Open.

Ten superb holes from the Fireballs player, with seven birdies, propelled the Spaniard, one of four players who delivered a flawless card on Saturday. Puig will embark on five consecutive weeks of play, as after the two LIV events that kicked off the season - Mayakoba and Las Vegas - he adds Malaysia and, subsequently, Oman, also part of the Asian Tour, and the stop at LIV in Jeddah.

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