27th April 2014
Ben finally got his European Challenge Tour campaign underway this week at Lumine Golf & Beach Resort, near Tarragona, Spain.
Conditions were delightful on day one, Thursday, leading to an opening -3 (68) but Friday morning saw strong winds gusting to 40 mph, making play only possible for an hour or so. Ben suffered consecutive bogeys on his opening two holes before play was suspended for the day.
As Day three brought with it improving conditions, Ben set about recovering the shots dropped the previous day. He finished with level par for the day and a share of 36th spot.
The loss of Friday's play meant the tournament was reduced to 54 holes. The final round got underway this morning at 8 am.
In testing conditions again Ben started strongly but succumbed to two tough holes on his front 9. Although opportunities were forthcoming over the closing holes, he was only able to capitalize sufficiently to shoot -1 for the day, leaving him on a total of -4 and a share of 20th place.
Ben's next outing is the Madeira Islands Open where his best previous finish is T10th.