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A NOTE TO SUCCESS: Captain Niemann’s motivational note to young Spaniard provides Team Torque win


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David Puig, the 21-year-old from Spain and LIV Golf’s youngest player this season, provided Torque with its best counting score, a 6-under 66 that tied Grace for the low round of the day. Sebastián Muñoz added a 70 to tie for fourth on the individual leaderboard.


David Puig shot a 3-over 75 in Saturday’s second round, prompting Torque GC captain Joaquin Niemann to send the 21-year-old a note of encouragement. The message worked as Puig bounced back to shoot a 6-under 66 that keyed his team’s surge to the top of the leaderboard.

The win moves Torque to third in the season-long team standings behind last year’s champions, 4Aces GC, and Stinger GC. But Torque Captain Joaquin Niemann likes how his team is performing going into the second half of the 14-event season.

“We won already two times and obviously the more important win is the last one of the end of the year,” Niemann said, pointing to the Team Championship. “I think this is good to prove to all the other teams that we are the team to beat.”

“David didn’t play well and I saw he was a little bit upset,” added Niemann.

“… It’s nice to see what happened from yesterday to today. He’s a great player and being able to help him out, showing him a motivational message or something, inspired him to play well. I’m pretty happy for that and for David.”

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