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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Second Cyprus Event

The European Tour is once again using a 'trick' that has stood the various tours in good stead this year. They're holding two tournaments in a row at the same venue.

But this week's Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Shootout is a different animal from last week's Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open.

Aphrodite Hills Golf Course in Cyprus

While last week we saw a 'normal' event, this week we get a different format.

  • We start with 105 players who will play 36 holes of stroke play.
  • At that point a cut of 32 players plus ties will be made and all scores reset.
  • The third round is a shootout between these players, with the Top16 players plus ties making the final round and all scores being reset again.
  • Then the final round is one last shootout, from which the winner will be determined.

It sounds like a fun way to mix things up so it's not just two tournaments at the same course. The only problem is that we won't have any TV coverage here in the States. (I don't know about overseas.)

So here are links to the GC leaderboard and the ET leaderboard. At least we can keep up with the scores, even if we can't see the actual play.


  1. No mention yet of the LET's twilight event in the UAE, the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic, which began today. Caroline Hedwall aced the 17th en route to a 65 to lead the tournament by 2 shots. Lydia Ko is in solo 4th with a 68.