With two days of rain preceding the Open de France's final weekend, the greens at the infamous Ryder Cup 2018 course, L'Albatros, had finally dried up. As a result, the course's well-known difficulty had reemerged with a vengeance.
Sunday's players struggled, particularly through the first few holes where the diabolical flag positions made for catastrophic results. One of the primary victims was Ewen Ferguson, the Saturday night co-leader alongside Jordan Smith.
Ewen Ferguson, results
Despite regulation play on the first hole, Ferguson's aggressive putt went awry, ending up in the water hazard and costing him a double bogey. His troubles continued on the second hole when he found water again with his iron shot.
Two double bogeys in two holes dashed any realistic chance of his taking home first prize. As the 132nd-ranked player in the world, Ferguson ultimately turned in a lackluster scorecard, ending in 10th place at +5. Christopher Bring, the Danish player, also suffered through a horrendous round, carding a score of 81 (+10) with the first three holes played in +6.
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