Mosquito bite forces Calum Hill out of Spanish event

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The European Tour has teed off the second of three scheduled events in Spain, but one golfer who won’t be competing is Kinross pro Calum Hill.

Hill, who finished in a tie for 45th at last week’s Acciona Open, had to withdraw from the Andalucía Masters due to a mosquito bite on his finger that subsequently became infected, rendering him unable to swing a club.

Connor Syme, though, is involved and aiming to build on his positive showing last week.

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Rounds of 67, 69, 73 and 65 helped him into a share for 34th. Both Hill and Syme continue to push for a place in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai finals.

The top 60 players on the tour’s final rankings qualify. Hill is currently 23rd and Syme 96th.