Sport - Golf - Joshua Grenville-Wood
Joshua Grenville-Wood is hoping to gain DP World Tour status for next season Image Credit: Supplied

The UAE’s Joshua Grenville-Wood got off to a fast start in his first Challenge Tour start of the season at the Delhi Challenge, firing a six under par 66 to sit in a share of second.

The 25-year-old carded five birdies, one eagle and one bogey at the Classic Golf & Country Club to trail Steven Brown and Martin Couvra by one stroke in Gurugram.

He is playing this week on an invite from the Emirates Golf Federation after the UAE’s governing body of golf traded one of their invites into next month’s Challenge Tour double-header in Abu Dhabi with the Indian Golf Union.

“It was a pretty solid day,” said Grenville-Wood, who was awarded a UAE passport last year.

“I hit the ball well off the tee and had good approach play, just couldn’t quite get the putter hot. Missed a few putts inside 6 feet, but managed to stick with it and finish strong.

“A lovely hole out on the 8th, my 17th hole, from 55 yards and then a nice birdie to finish on the last. Was a really solid day.

“Hopefully more of that the next few days and see where I am at the end of the week.”

This week marks the fifth European Tour Group-sanctioned event that Grenville-Wood has played this season, with his best result coming at the DP World Tour’s Ras Al Khaimah Championship where he finished in a share of ninth.

He also made the cut at both the Bahrain Championship and Qatar Masters as he looks to secure playing privileges on the DP World Tour for 2025.