GOLF: Kimsey struggles in second Moroccan event

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Woodhall Spa golfer Nathan Kimsey finished outside the top 30 in his second tournament as a professional.

Kimsey had made a promising start to his career in the paid ranks with an impressive joint third finish in the Mogador Open in Morroco last week.

He stayed on in Morocoo to play in the Samanah Open at the Samanah County Club near Marrakesch.

However, he was always struggling after an opening round of 75 in difficult conditions.

He hit back with a second round score of 70 to make the cut but rounded off with a 74 to finish tied for 37th place on three-over-par.

A double bogey five at the 17th hole proved particularly costly in his final round.

Kimsey is due back at Woodhall Spa but is scheduled to return to the Middle East next month to play in an event in Egypt.

His tournaments so far have been part of the Pro Golf Tour which is backed by the German PGA. It attracts players from across Europe, including several English-based hopefuls.

Kimsey’s main focus this year will be the Challenge Tour and he has already secured seven starts.