Tuesday, 1 November 2016

NBO Golf Classic Grand Final - Challenge Tour

The Challenge Tour concludes the 2016 season in Muscat, Oman this week for the NBO Golf Classic. Jordan Smith enters the week as the leader of the OOM. Smith won't need to win here so shouldn't be under too much pressure as he will tee it up on the European Tour next season but with so many points on offer here he will need a good showing to take the title. Ryan Fox could be the man to catch him although Germany's Alexander Knappe could do the same. The kiwi though has been in fine form of late and could stump them all here but I'll have a punt on Dylan Fritelli instead @ 20/1.

The South African started the year in fantastic form finishing 2nd at the Australian PGA on the back of a TOP15 at the Dunhill Championship. He then produced TOP20s at the South African & Tshwane Opens on the European Tour before he embarked on the Challenge Tour in Kenya. Form took a dip in May & June but he finished the summer well by winning The Rolex Trophy. He had also produced four TOP10s in five events leading up to that win. Form dipped in the two events after but he's rebounded with four TOP12s in the next four starts before a low finish last week in the UAE. He will tee it up this week having seen his former team mate at the University of Texas, Cody Gribble prevail at the Sandersons Farm Championship last week, and will want to end the season with a bang in just about the same way he started it and is my pick of the market leaders @ 20/1 here

1.0 pts e/w D. Fritelli @ 21.00

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