Eugenio López-Chacarra Volvo China leader


Eugenio López-Chacarra Volvo China leader
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Eugenio López-Chacarra has completed his second season in LIV Golf, a league that complements its calendar with the International Series, Asian Circuit tournaments with which there is a commitment to participate. This week it is the turn of the Volvo China Open, where the Madrid native is shining.

Eugenio López-Chacarra, results

Eugenio has gone to China after closing the LIV campaign with two good individual performances in Chicago (16th) and Jeddah (15th). The Spaniard had already won the Saint Andrews Bay Championship (Fairmont Saint Andrews) in September, also on the Asian Tour, so he arrived at the Shenzhen tour as one of the favorites.

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