Connor Syme and Calum Hill back on tour duty in the Canary Islands

Connor Syme and Calum Hill rejoined the European Tour this week for the inaugural Gran Canaria Lopesan Open in the Canary Islands.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 9:53 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 9:54 am
Connor Syme has returned to European Tour duty this week. Stock image by John Stewart.

The European Tour has a history of hosting events in the Canary Islands, but makes its return to Gran Canaria this week for the first time since the Canaries Open de España in 2002, which was won by Sergio Garcia.

The inaugural event marks the start of three consecutive weeks of the new Canary Islands swing and will be followed by back-to-back events in Tenerife for The Tenerife Open and the Tenerife Championship.

Both Connor, from Drumoig, and Calum, of Kinross, sat out last weekend’s tournament, the Austrian Golf Open near Vienna.

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Calum headed into this week’s even aiming to go a couple of places better than his last start when he finished in a tie for third at the Kenya Savannah Classic.

Connor is looking to improve on his performance in that same competition where he missed the cut.

Overall it’s been a relatively positive start to the current season for both who have racked up early Race to Dubai ranking points ahead of what will be a busy spring and summer on tour.

For 26-year-old Calum things could hardly have gone much better and he sits 22nd on the ranking table with 392.1 points.

Connor will be keen to claw back ground on those at the head of the table, currently sitting 85th on 130.5 points but having played just four tournaments so far while others have played three more.