Sport - Golf - Joshua Grenville-Wood
Joshua Grenville-Wood trains at the Claude Harmon Academy Image Credit: Harry Grimshaw, Gulf News

Joshua Grenville-Wood remains in the hunt at the Delhi Challenge despite marking an eight on the scorecard on the 18th at Classic Golf & Country Club.

The UAE passport holder was five under par for his round before arriving at the 18th tee, having carded three birdies and one eagle to lead the Challenge Tour event on 11 under par.

But he quickly gave three of those shots back with an eight at the last after hitting his second shot out of bounds from the fairway bunker on the 580-yard par-5 18th.

Despite the final hole blip, the 25-year-old finished the day in a share of 11th on eight under par, just four shots adrift of Martin Couvra at the top of the leaderboard.

“I was a really solid day, I hit the ball well off the tee,” said Grenville-Wood, who finished inside the top ten at last month’s Ras Al Khaimah Championship on the DP World Tour.

“I was a bit unlucky with how I finished on 18, but other than that I was really solid. Two solid days under my belt, so still in good shape and in contention for the weekend.

“We’re going to give it a go and see how it happens.”

Grenville-Wood 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 is his fifth European Tour Group-sanctioned start of the season following his four appearances on the DP World Tour during the International Swing.