Nadal, off-road: 10th five strokes behind the leader in the Balearic Islands

Rafa Nadal enjoys the good weather that still reigns in Mallorca and one of the sports he likes the most, golf, while preparing his return to tennis activity, which will resume at the Masters 1,000 in Paris-Bercy from November 2 to 8. The thirteen-time Roland Garros champion Participate from this Saturday until Monday in the Individual Professional Balearic Championship, where he is registered with an amateur license from the Federation of the island community. And like almost everything he undertakes in his life, he is good at golf. After the celebration of the first day, Nadal is tenth when presenting a card of 74 strokes, two over par on the field, five behind the leader, Marc Schmidt (69 for -3).

A triple bogey on the 12th hole stopped the Manacor tennis player, who could have finished his lap at the Maioris course even higher in the standings after having registered birdies on holes 1, 4, 10, 15 and 17. Another four bogeys, the last to close his day at 18, took him a little further out of his head, but in any case he is among the best of this championship that The children from the Balearic Territorial School and some members followed in situ, in an atmosphere of tranquility and relaxation.

“Rafa wants to enjoy these three days (there is no cut) with his friends and playing golf, which is a sport that he likes, is passionate about and is good at”, says Ricardo Moralejo, manager of the Balearic Golf Federation. Nadal plays with a positive handicap plus 0.3. Today he started at 08:50 with Nuria Iturrios, who is fifth with 72 hits, on par, and Miguel Bisellach, sixth with 73 and +1. This Sunday he will share a game with them from 11:20. The tournament scores for the World Amateur Golf Ranking and is played under the individual stroke play scratch modality, which rewards the player who makes the fewest strokes.

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