Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WIGTOWN AND BLADNOCH PLAYER WINS WITH AN EVENT TO SPARE

DAVID BRODIE CLINCHES VICTORY IN
SOUTH OF SCOTLAND ORDER OF MERIT
By CLARK RIDDICK
David Brodie (Wigtown and  Bladnoch) secured the South of Scotland Order of Merit with an event to spare after his third place finish in the Lennox Trophy at Lochmaben. 
His excellent form throughout the season makes David a deserved winner of the title, he has gained points in every event he has played in. The Order of Merit title secures his place in the South team for next year's Scottish Area Team Championship. Martin McNae (Lochmaben) moved up to second place with his win in the Lennox Trophy and continues his strong finish to the season.
2014 South of Scotland Order of Merit
Positions after Lennox Trophy

1 David Brodie (Wigtown and Bladnoch) 546.7
2 Martin McNae (Lochmaben) 400
3 Michael Grunwell (Powfoot) 375
4 Craig Hill (Dumfries and Galloway) 325
5 Clark Riddick (Southerness) 285
6 Rory Thompson (Dalbeattie) 260
7 Colin Hamilton (Stranraer) 207.5
8 Chris Corbett (Dumfries and Galloway) 205
9 Gary King (Southerness) 180
10 Connor Bennewith (Newton Stewart) 170
11 Iain Thomson (Powfoot) 169.2
12 Matthew McCulloch (Portpatrick Dunskey) 165
13= Jamie Telfer (Wigtown and Bladnoch) 160
13= David McCreadie (Newton Stewart) 160
15 Liam Johnston (Dumfries and County) 155
16 David King (Southerness) 135
17= Alex Chalk (Castle Douglas) 130
17= Ross Murray (Southerness) 130
19 Jim Graham (Lochmaben) 125
20= Mick Whalen (Southerness) 110
20= Andrew Kerr (Crichton) 110
22= Chris Finnie (Lockerbie) 100
22= Kyle McClung (Wigtownshire County) 100
22= Alan Birdsall (Dumfries and County) 100
22= Steven Hislop (Lochmaben) 100
26 Malcolm Kirkwood (Southerness) 90
27= Robert Hughan (Newton Stewart) 80
27= Duncan McNeill (Powfoot) 80
29= Ian Brotherston (Dumfries and County) 75
29= Neil Hamilton (Powfoot) 75
31= Ben Irving (Dumfries and Galloway) 70
31= David Gladstone (Stranraer) 70
33= Greig Marchbank (Thornhill) 67.5
33= Scott Gibson (Southerness) 67.5
35= Robbie McBeth (Lochmaben) 65
35= Fraser Hughes (Newton Stewart) 65
37 Stephen Cairns (Southerness) 60
38 Shaun McCulloch (Stranraer) 50
39 Graeme Hoodless (Newton Stewart) 45
40= Ian Reid (Dumfries and Galloway) 40
40= Rowan Marchbank (Dumfries and Galloway) 40
40= T Monteith (Newton Stewart) 40
40= Graeme Sharp (Dumfries and County) 40
40= Liam Carruthers (Powfoot) 40
40= Scott Whannell (Newton Stewart) 40
46= Craig Smith (Dalbeattie) 35
46= Graham Finlay (Castle Douglas) 35
48= Ryan Hyslop (Lochmaben) 31.7
48= John Houston (Kirkcudbright) 31.7
48= John Thomson (Kirkcudbright) 31.7
51= William Sloan (Stranraer) 30
51= David Davidson (Kirkcudbright) 30
53 Ken Chung (Stranraer) 22.5
54= Nairn Riddick (Powfoot) 20
54= Stuart Kennedy (Powfoot) 20
54= Ainsley Bagnall (Lochmaben) 20
54= Matthew Robinson (Wigtown and Bladnoch) 20
58= Derek Douglas (Southerness) 15
58= Jamie Parker (Southerness) 15
58= Cameron Gray (Kirkcudbright) 15
58= Nathan Watson (Kirkcudbright) 15
62 Colin Holden (Dumfries & Galloway) 11.7
63= Scott Campbell (Stranraer) 10
63= Michael Kyle (Stranraer) 10
63= Craig Irving (Lochmaben) 10
66 Gregor Cannon (Wigtown & Bladnoch) 7.5
Final Event: 

JAL Brown (Portpatrick), September 28

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PENULTIMATE EVENT IN SOUTH OF SCOTLAND ORDER OF MERIT


McNAE WINS LENNOX TROPHY FOR 
 
THIRD TIME IN A ROW AT LOCHMABEN
Martin McNae (Lochmaben) won his third consecutive Lennox Trophy at Lochmaben on Saturday, the penultimate event in the South of Scotland Order of Merit.
 His two under par total of 138 (68 + 70) was good enough to win by two from Lochmaben clubmate Steven Hislop on 140 (67 + 73). David Brodie (Wigtown and Bladnoch) finished in third place on 144 (74 + 70). 

Par 70 (CSS AM Home 71 Visitors 71, CSS PM Home 71 Visitors 72)

138 M McNae (Lochmaben) 68 70
140 S Hislop (Lochmaben) 67 73
144 D Brodie (Wigtown and  Bladnoch) 74 70
147 C Corbett (Dumfries and Galloway)
148 C Hill (Dumfries and Galloway)
148 C Riddick (Southerness)
148 J Graham (Lochmaben)
148 C Hamilton (Stranraer)
150 C Bennewith (Newton Stewart)
150 A Kerr (Crichton)
150 C Irving (Lochmaben)
A Birdsall (Dumfries and  County)151
A Bagnall (Lochmaben)152
R McBeth (Lochmaben)152
R Watson (Lochmaben)153
JRG Lennox (Lochmaben)153
I Reid (Dumfries and Galloway)153
S Goldie (Greenburn)153
L Irvine (Lochmaben)153
N Bell (Eden)155
D Irvine (Lochmaben)160
M McGhie (Lochmaben)161
R Graham (Lochmaben)162
J Telfer (Wigtown and Bladnoch)163
K Clark (Lochmaben)163
M Hyslop (Lochmaben)165
M Nicholson (Lochmaben)165
R Mallon (Greenburn)169
L Corns (Burnley)171
N Cameron (Lochmaben)174
N Moulding (Colne)175
C Duncan (Lochmaben)177

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Monday, September 15, 2014

MENA TOUR RESTARTS

ROOKIE SAM'S GOOD START IN DUBAI

Portlethen's Sam Kiloh, a rookie pro from the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre stable, shot a one-under-par 70 to be joint 11th at the end of the MENA Tour's Dubai Creek Open at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club today (Monday).
England's Craig Vance and James Housby shared the lead with New Zealander Trevor Marshall on 68.
Other Scottish scores include:
71 Daniel Kay (am) (T19)
73 Tom Buchanan (T38)
74 Paul Doherty, Conor O'Neil (T45)
76 Colin Fraser (am) (T63)
77 Simon Dunn, James Hendrick, Craig Weddell (T76)
69 Fraser McKenna (T95)

Field of 119.

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HUNTING 3 TEAM, LED BY STEVEN O'HARA WIN PRO-AM

WET, WET, WET BUT FERRIE,  KELLY 

GET IT ROUND IN THREE-UNDER 67s


By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Colin@scottishgolfview.com
Kenneth Ferrie and Chris Kelly shot the best individual rounds of three-under-par 67 on a very wet day at Deeside Golf Club for the Paul Lawrie Invitatonal pro-am.
Steven O'Hara (Mouse Valley) had a 68, his brother Paul (Clydeway Golf) a 69 and European Tour Q School Stage 1 winner Neil Fenwick (Dunbar) a 70. Although not "official money," Paul Lawrie put up £500, £250 and £100 for the best three individual scores.
There was some very good scoring in awful weather with some of greens, particularly the 18th, beginning to show signs of excess water by the end of play.
Steven O'Hara piloted the Hunting 3 team of Alan Reid (11), Alan Morrison (16) and Innes Miller (3) to victory in the pro-am team event with a net 16-under-par 124.
They finished three shots clear of the Marcliffe Hotel 1 team whose pro was Chris Kelly and five clear of Farmfoods 3 (Neil Fenwick).


LEADING INDIVIDUAL SCORES
Par 70
67 Chris Kelly (unatt), Kenneth Ferrie (Eng) (£375 each).
68 Steven O'Hara (Mouse Valley) (£100).
69 Paul O'Hara (Clydeway Golf)
70 Neil Fenwick (Dunbar)

TEAM SCORES
124 Hunting No 3: Steven O'Hara (Mouse Valley), Alan Reid (11), Alan Morrison (16), Innes Miller (3).
127 Marcliffe Hotel 1: Chris Kelly (unatt), Colin Duffus (6), Daniel Gowans (11), Ross Spence (15).
128 Farmfoods 2: Kenneth Ferrie (Eng), David Nelson (9), Billy Inglis (9), Alister Bell (17).
129 Hunting 2: Jordan Findlay (Paul Lawrie GC), Marcliffe Hotel 2: Graham Fox (Clydeway Golf).
131 Hunting 1: Jason McCreadie (Buchanan Castle), Deeside GC: Kenneth Hutton (Downfield).
132 Aberdeen Asset Management 1: Steven Taylor (Bothwell Castle).
133 Aberdeen Asset Management 3: Stephen Gray (Hayston);  Farmfoods 1: Neil Fenwick (Dunbar); Virgin: Paul O'Hara (Clydeway Golf)
134 Saltire Energy 1: Ross Cameron (Saltire Energy); Simmons and Co 2: Christopher Currie (Caldwell); Farmfoods 3: Gareth Wright (West Linton).
135 Marcliffe Hotel 1: Greg McBain (Paul Lawrie GC); Intermoor: Philip McLean (Paul Lawrie GC); Simmons and Co 1: Scott Henderson (Kings Links), Simmons and Co 3: Malcolm Isaacs (Newmachar). 
136 Aberdeen Asset Management 2: Craig Lawrie (Paul Lawrie GC)
140 Farmfoods 4: Craig Ronald (Carluke)
144 Saltire Energy 2: Kris Nicol (Paul Lawrie GC)

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WHEN TO SEE THE YOUNG STARS OF THE FUTURE AT BALGOWNIE

TUESDAY FIRST ROUND-TEE TIMES AT ROYAL ABERDEEN

08:00 
Cooper Dossey (+4) USA
Cara Gorlei (1) South Africa
Ana Belac (+2) Slovenia
08:10 

Viktor Hovland (+4) Norway
Anna Svanka (1) Latvia
Samarth Kumar (1) Netherlands
08:20

Yudika Rodriguez (1) Puerto Rico
Tony Gil (+4) Canada
Ben Chamberlain (+1) Padeswood and Buckley Golf Club. Wales
08:30  

Evelyn Arguelles (1) Mexico
Emma Kaper (2) Belgium
Tristen Strydom (2) South Africa
08:40 

Carlotta Ricolfi (2) Italy
Paul Boshoff (2) South Africa
Oskar Bergqvist (+4) Sweden
08:50 

Dominika Gradecka (2) Poland
Minami Hiruta (2) Japan
Calum Fyfe (+3) Cawder Golf Club
09:10  

Jack Singh Brar (+2) Remedy Oak Golf Club, Dorset
Jillian Hollis (+4) USA
Lucas Becht (scr) Belgium
09:20 

Oliver Jespersen (2) Denmark
Grace St. Germain (+3) Canada
Daniel Grumberg (1) Luxembourg
09:30 

Renate Grimstad (1) Norway
Sandra Salonen (2) Finland
Wanjoo Lee (1) Trinidad and Tobago
09:40 

Julie McCarthy (1) Forrest Little Golf Club, Dublin
Csilla Rózsa (+3) Hungary
Dominic Jones (2) Finland
09:50  

 Kono Matsumoto (1) Australia
Jack Davidson (2) Llanwern Golf Club
Marek Siakala (1) Czech Republic
10:00 

Alexander Ferlin (1) Austria
Eduardo Carrete (2) Mexico
Ragnhildur Kristendottir (2) Iceland
10:20 

Kamilla Bang (2) Denmark
Stefano Mazzoli (2) Italy
Luka Naglic (1) Slovenia
10:30 

Gisli Sveinbergsson (2) Iceland
Jesper Svensson (2) Sweden
Hana Ryskova (3) Czech Republic
10:40

Elizabeth Prior (2) Burhill Golf Club
Ewen Ferguson (+3) Bearsden Golf Club
Ren Okazaki (2) Japan
10:50  

Murray Naysmith (+2) Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
Elin Esborn (scr) Sweden
Azelia Meichtry (+1) Switzerland
11:00  

Edoardo Lipparelli (4) Italy
Roos Haarman (1) Netherlands
Davis Lamb (1) USA
11:10  

Federico Zuckermann (1) Italy
Marco Penge (4) Golf at Goodwood Golf Club
Leonie Bettel (3) Austria

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ENGLISHMAN'S GREAT LAST ROUND PAVES WAY FOR FRENCH WIN

 TOM WILDE WINS THREE-WAY 

PLAY-OFF FOR ALPS TOUR TRIUMPH

Tom Wilde from England won the Alps Tour event on the French-Luxemburg border, the Citadelle Trophy International at Golf de Preisch.
Wilde beat Matthieu Pavon (France) and Alfonso Gutierrez (Spain) in a three-way play-off after the trio had each totalled 11-under-par 272.
Wilde's rounds were 69, 75, 69 and 64.
Pavon had a 67 in the last round and Gutierrez a 70 which allowed Wilde to make up a lot of ground with his great final score of 64.
He earned 6,525 euros.
Compatriot Andrew Coolley dearned 2,385 euros for fourth place on 278 (10 under par) with scores of 67 72 70 69.

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HUGH HUNTER'S CLACKMANNAN COUNTY NEWS



 SUPER SCOTT OFF TO SPAIN - OLE!

 Dollar’s Scott Borrowman playing as an amateur in the first stage qualifying event made a superb start to his bid to gain a European Tour card for 2015. 
At the 7000yd Roxburghe Golf course near Kelso, Scott qualified in second place with a 13 under par score for the 72 hole event.   
With the top 17 and ties from a field of over 70 golfers qualifying for the next stage, Scott set up a qualifying place with his first three rounds where he finished 12 under par and was tying the lead.   
This took a bit of pressure off him in the final round, where he could relax a bit.  Playing conservatively, he continued the good scoring to return a 1 under par 71, spoiled only by an ugly double bogey at the 16th hole
However it didn’t affect his second placing.  Highlights of the round were two eagles (7th and 14th) where drives well over 300 yards set up iron shots to the green.   
The 571 yard 14th was especially satisfying for him …. a 350yd drive, 5 iron and 12 yard putt demolished the signature hole on the Roxburghe course. 
Scott now goes forward to one of the four second stage qualifying venues in Spain, where just under 300 golfers will try to gain one of the 80 or so places for the six-round final stage, with only the top 20 scores or so gaining playing rights on the 2015 European Tour.
 
LEADING SCORES AT THE ROXBURGHE
1 Neil Fenwick  273  (68,66,70,69)   -15
2 Scott Borrowman(am)  275  (68.71.65.71)    -13
3 Jamie Moul  276  (68,72,55,69)    -12  

Twenty Scots competed, with six gaining a place in the second round.

 TOP TEN FINISH FOR ALLOA.

In the Scottish Club Championship held at Lundin Links, the Alloa team put in a reasonable performance finishing 10th in a field of 16 teams.   Represented by Ian Ross, Ian Guthrie and David Milloy, the team returned an aggregate for the first round of 148 (best two scratch scores to count), but fell back in the second round.    
Previous successes in this event came from Tulliallan in 1988 and 2002, while Alloa triumphed in 1996 at Cochrane Castle.

 INDIVIDUAL SCORES
 Ian Ross 75, 72; Ian Guthrie 73, 84; David Milloy 78, 81.

The competition was won by Glenbervie Golf Club with an aggregate of 282, and they will go forward to the European Club Championship final.

AUTUMN MEETING

The last major County Meeting will be held at Alloa this Saturday, when the aggregate trophies will be decided.   Late entries are still available for this event by contacting the County Secretary Tommy Johnson.

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MY GOLF RANKING 2014/36

BY DAVID MOIR
 
The MGR Fife Golfer of the Week is Colin Campbell of Aberdour GC who, by 150 points, retains his No 1 position in the MGR Fife Men’s Ranking.
The Fife Club of the Week is Canmore Ladies with three players in the MGR Ladies' Top 20.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           


MyGolfRanking, Fife Ladies, 2014/36

1 Jane Whiteford (Leven GS) 1138 pts,

2 Lorna Bennett (Leven GS) 1066,

3 Pam Turner (Canmore) 1025,

4 Margaret Armstrong (Balbirnie Park) 983,

5 Frances McIntosh (Lundin Ladies) 977,

6 Megan Brown (Dunfermline) 958,

7 Karin Sharp (Kirkcaldy) 957,

T8 Elizabeth Smith (Canmore) 950
T8 Paula Todd (Thornton) 950,

10 Lorraine Simpson (Burntisland) 942,

11 Shona Gatherum (Cupar) 933,

12 Pat Ritchie (Aberdour) 913,

13 Dianne Watson (Leven GS) 911,

T14 Monica Boyle (Crail) 900
T14 Laura Mason (St Michaels) 900,

16 Hilary Brown (Scotscraig) 885,

17 Mary Donaldson (Canmore) 883,

18 Lia Maxwell (Aberdour) 880,

19 Jackie Wallace (Glenrothes) 871,

20 Hazel Sturrock (St Michaels) 868.



MyGolfRanking, Fife Men, Week 2014/36

1 Colin Campbell (Aberdour) 1317 points,

2 Jordan Lamb (Dunfermline) 1161,

3 Barry Logan (Dunnikier Park) 1156,

4 Brian Manderson (Pitreavie) 1143,

5 Thomas Cuthbert (Dunfermline) 1121,

T6 John Murray (Balbirnie Park) 1100
T6 Gary Sharp (St Andrews GC) 1110,

8 Ross Burnett (Scotscraig) 1075,

9 Ryan Brown (Dunfermline) 1066,

10 Michael Henderson (St Andrews GC) 1058,

11 I K Smollett (Glenrothes) 1046,

12 Andrew Davidson (Thornton) 1038,

13 Lawrie Clark (Kinghorn) 1025,

14 Robbie MacMillan (Elmwood) 981,

T15 John Douglas (Leven Thistle) 971
T15 Mark Richardson (Pitreavie) 971,

T17 Kenny Kelly (Kirkcaldy) 968
T17 Marcus Rickard (Cupar) 968.

19 Alan Anderson (Dunfermline) 963,

20 Don West (Burntisland GHC) 958.



MyGolfRanking Fife Clubs, Week 2014/36

1 Dunfermline 949 pts

2 St Andrews GC 887

3 Aberdour 860

4 Balbirnie Park 854,

5 Dunnikier Park 849,

6 Pitreavie 840,

T7 Crail 838
T7 Thornton 838,

9 Scotscraig 831,

10 Burntisland GH 829,

11 Canmore 814,

12 Kirkcaldy 810,

13 Kinghorn 806,

14 Glenrothes 798,

15 Ladybank 791,

16 Forrester Park 789,

T17 Lundin 776
T17 St Andrews New 776

19 Cupar 768

20 Leven Thistle 742



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BILL LONGMUIR TOP SCOT - REPORT AND SCORES

TIGER TIM WINS PORTUGAL SENIOR 

OPEN FROM CHARGING MARTIN



Tim Thelen with the trophy in front of the Vidalgo Palace, Portugal. Picture by courtesy of Getty Images(c).
EUROPEAN TOUR COMMUNICATIONS
Tim Thelen followed in the footsteps of Colin Montgomerie when he carded a closing level par round of 72 to win the Senior Open de Portugal at Vidago Palace on Sunday.
The American was second behind his former Houston Baptist University team-mate at the Travis Perkins Masters and then third when Montgomerie won in Moscow, but this time Thelen  earned top spot on the podium after a controlled performance which earned him the fourth European Tour title of his career.
Thelen started the day three shots in front of Greg Turner, Des Smyth and Carl Mason after opening rounds of 68 and 64, but in the end he had to face both a late charge from Miguel Angel Martin plus a weather delay before claiming the €33,750 first prize.
The players were called off the course at 4.35 local time but when play resumed forty minutes later Thelen promptly birdied the 17th to open a two shot lead before taking a four down the last to finish one shot ahead of Martin on 12 under par 204.
Mason and Smyth both closed with one under par rounds of 71 to share third place on 206, while Paraguay’s Angel Franco produced one of the biggest moves of the day, carding a seven under par 65 to move up into a share of fifth place alongside Joé Rivero, Steen Tinning, Greg Turner and Chris Williams one shot further behind
“This week I played as well as I can play,” said Thelen. “I’ve played well for the last two weeks but this was even better. I think I hit 16 green today and that’s pretty impressive round here.
“Today, I just did what I needed to. The pins were a lot more difficult today and Des caught me about the ninth so I was under a bit of pressure but I birdied the tenth and just tried to stay patient after that.
“I’ve been struggling with my back all week but today it was much better,” he added. “I almost pulled out after it went into spasm on the second hole yesterday but today, thank God, for the first time in nine or ten days, I didn’t feel a thing.
“It feels so good to be back in the winners’ circle again. I won three times in 2012 but I didn’t play well last year at all and was lucky to keep my card. "However, this year, I’ve played well pretty much all the time. I just didn’t get it done until now. This week, I did.”
Martin is still seeking his first European Senior Tour victory but he believes it is just round the corner after closing with a fine five under par 67 his third top ten in succession.
The Spaniard started the day six shots behind Thelen but cut the deficit to four with an outward nine of 33 and then posted three more coming home to record the third runner-up finish since turning 50 a couple of years ago.
“It’s getting close,” he said. “I was ninth at the Travis Perkins and tied third in the Russia so I knew I was playing well coming in here. I just have to stay patient and wait my turn. But I’m happy with my game and that’s the most important thing to me right now.”
FINAL TOTALS 

Par 288 (4x72)
204 T Thelen (USA) 68 64 72

205 M Martin (Esp) 72 66 67
 206 D Smyth (Irl) 67 68 71, C Mason (Eng) 66 69 71
 207 A Franco (Par) 71 71 65, G Turner (Nzl) 68 67 72, S Tinning (Den) 67 71 69, J Rivero (Esp) 69 70 68, C Williams (RSA) 63 73 71
 209 A Murray (Eng) 67 75 67, G Rusnak (USA) 67 71 71, P Fowler (Aus) 70 74 65, C Monasterio (Arg) 68 71 70, J Smith (USA) 69 69 71,
 210 S Brown (Eng) 71 67 72, J Carriles (Esp) 71 71 68, G Ryall (Eng) 70 69 71, B Longmuir (Sco) 71 70 69,
 211 G Wolstenholme (Eng) 66 77 68, D Russell (Eng) 69 74 68, R Gibson (Can) 73 67 71
 212 L Carbonetti (Arg) 71 68 73, J Bruner (USA) 70 70 72
 213 J Quiros (Esp) 68 73 72, A Sherborne (Eng) 73 70 70, P Wesselingh (Eng) 70 73 70, A Oldcorn (Sco) 73 66 74, M Davis (Eng) 74 68 71, G Manson (Aut) 73 67 73, S McAllister (Sco) 74 68 71
 214 B Ruangkit (Tha) 67 72 75, P Eales (Eng) 70 73 71

 215 B Cameron (Eng) 72 75 68, G Emerson (Eng) 73 71 71
 216 R Thompson (USA) 72 72 72, P Golding (Eng) 68 75 73, S Van Vuuren (RSA) 70 73 73,
 217 S Bennett (Eng) 71 72 74, J Gould (Eng) 71 73 73, J Harrison (Eng) 72 73 72, D Hospital (Esp) 73 73 71, S Luna (Esp) 71 74 72, M McLean (Eng) 69 78 70,
 218 M Belsham (Eng) 76 74 68, M Harwood (Aus) 76 74 68, M Farry (Fra) 73 73 72, B Conser (USA) 77 70 71, J Remesy (Fra) 71 73 74,
 219 G Joyner (Aus) 70 76 73, N Job (Eng) 76 73 70, J Berendt (Arg) 70 73 76, R Sabarros (Fra) 77 72 70, P Walton (Irl) 73 72 74,
 220 S Cipa (Eng) 72 76 72,
 221 W Grant (Eng) 74 74 73, G Brand (Eng) 70 72 79,
 222 J Sallat (Fra) 75 72 75
 223 D James (Sco) 75 74 74
 224 M Cunning (USA) 71 79 74, M Bianco (Ita) 75 75 74, K Spurgeon (Eng) 76 76 72
 225 P Jonas (Can) 82 75 68, H Carbonetti (Arg) 71 75 79
 228 J Laforce (Can) 76 78 74 229 J Cañizares (Esp) 73 80 76, T Lawrence (Eng) 75 75 79
 235 E Polland (Nir) 75 80 80
 236 B Marchbank (Sco) 81 81 74
 238 V Garcia (Esp) 75 81 82
 240 J Dias (Por) 82 77 81
 246 A Garrido (Esp) 90 77 79
 ** I Woosnam (Wal) 77 Retired

 

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PAUL MAKES UP FOUR-SHOT DEFICIT TO WIN KLM OPEN

DUTCH DELIGHT FOR NEW DAD CASEY 


             PAUL CASEY with the KLM Open Championship trophy. Picture by courtesy of
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EUROPEAN TOUR COMMUNICATIONS
Paul Casey triumphed in his first tournament since becoming a father, overturning a four-shot deficit to win the KLM Open by a single stroke on Sunday in the Netherlands.
Casey’s first son Lex was born on September 1, and the new arrival clearly inspired him to a 13th European Tour title as he carded a final round of 66 for a 14 under par winning total. Simon Dyson was runner up on 13 under par.
Dyson was bidding for a fourth KLM Open title, and a third at Kennemer Golf and Country Club, but after a course record 62 on Saturday, followed by five birdies and just one bogey in the final round, it was Casey who succeeded Dutchman Joost Luiten as champion.
Another Englishman, Andy Sullivan, finished third on 12 under par following a remarkable round of 67 which included a hole-in-one on the par three 15th, an ace which earned him a trip into space.
Eddie Pepperell (66) completed an all-English top four, finishing a further shot back, while Luiten closed with a round of 68 for a ten under par total to share fifth position with Spaniard Pablo Larrazábal (65) Sweden’s Johan Carlsson (63) and overnight leader Romain Wattel of France (74).

Key player quotes
Paul Casey
“I’m a bit emotional to be honest. Although it was very carefree for three and a half days, because if I played well or poorly I was going to go home to see my baby, and then I got to the last three holes and I thought I really want this, not that he is old enough to understand. 

"This tournament has been going for more than 90 years and looking at the names on the trophy, you have Seve, Langer, Payne Stewart. It’s got some great names so to add my name to that is a great honour.
“Just having my first child was a great distraction. I had no expectations coming into the week and I did very little practice, although I’ve played good golf. Even flying in Wednesday morning to spend as much time at home as possible, so I was apprehensive as to how I was going to play.  I couldn’t have dreamed it would turn out this way. It’s not that I wasn’t trying my hardest on the course, but you just don’t know how it will turn out.”
Simon Dyson
“It was a really good week again. I just got better every day. Today I played really nice and shot five under. I felt like I left a few out there on the front nine, but then made a few birdies on the back nine and holed out well. 

"That keeps your score going and I just fell one short. But it is still a good week.
“It’s frightening how much I like it here. The minute I get off the plane I feel up for it and I fancy it, ever since my first win in 2006. It just shows how much it is mind over matter. I tee it up on the first day and fancy my chances. I just hope it is here for a long time.”
Andy Sullivan
“My daughter will think I’m the best dad in the world – a professional golfer and an astronaut! I’m going to have to pluck up some serious courage, but it is a once in a lifetime experience, so I’m going to have to do it.
“My caddie just shout to me, ‘we’re going to space’. I was in hysterics. It’s just an unreal experience. I didn’t play great through the round and then I hit a shot like that. I had two 2s out there, but not been close to it. So I wasn’t really even thinking about it.
"It’s been such a rollercoaster of a day. I just strapped myself in and went for the ride. Overall it’s been a great week and I’ve really enjoyed myself here at the KLM Open."


FINAL TOTALS

Par 280 (4x70)
266 P Casey  (Eng) 68 70 62 66

267 S Dyson  (Eng) 70 66 66 65
268 A Sullivan (Eng) 67 68 66 67
269 E Pepperell (Eng) 69 68 66 66 270 J Luiten (Ned) 65 70 67 68, J Carlsson (Swe) 70 67 70 63, P Larrazábal (Esp) 68 62 75 65, R Wattel  (Fra) 67 65 64 74
271 O Fisher  (Eng) 70 66 70 65, R Ramsay  (Sco) 69 65 65 72
272 R Derksen (Ned) 71 67 68 66, P Waring  (Eng) 69 71 65 67, B Koepka  (USA) 69 66 70 67, J Kruger (RSA) 73 63 70 66, M Ilonen  (Fin) 69 66 70 67, E Molinari  (Ita) 66 66 71 69, R Jacquelin (Fra) 71 68 68 65, T Hatton (Eng) 68 67 72 65
273 R Bland (Eng) 70 70 67 66, G Stal  (Fra) 66 71 65 71, R Rock (Eng) 73 67 65 68
274 C Wood  (Eng) 69 67 70 68, T Aiken (RSA) 67 68 71 68, T Pieters  (Bel) 70 66 67 71, P Uihlein  (USA) 66 68 67 73, M Kieffer (Ger) 67 68 68 71, E Grillo (Arg) 72 66 67 69
275 D Im (USA) 67 70 70 68, P Harrington (Irl) 70 68 70 67, J Morrison  (Eng) 73 67 65 70, T Fleetwood  (Eng) 70 67 71 67, R Karlsson (Swe) 69 69 68 69, S Lowry  (Irl) 70 69 67 69, J Hansen  (Den) 72 66 67 70, R Saxton (Ned) 71 67 70 67
276 C Doak (Sco) 69 70 68 69, M Korhonen (Fin) 71 69 67 69, M Carlsson  (Swe) 68 71 70 67, T Lewis (Eng) 70 69 70 67, G Fernandez-Castaño  (Esp) 71 69 66 70
277 G Bourdy (Fra) 73 67 69 68, A Kaleka  (Fra) 72 67 72 66, W Ormsby (Aus) 70 69 67 71, M Warren (Sco) 68 68 71 70, D Howell (Eng) 68 69 73 67, A Pavan (Ita) 66 70 67 74, A Gee  (Eng) 69 70 69 69, M Foster (Eng) 70 67 73 67, N Colsaerts  (Bel) 72 68 66 71

278 J Heath  (Eng) 69 67 71 71, T Olesen (Den) 69 71 69 69
279 C Lee (Sco) 69 69 68 73, S Thornton (Irl) 68 69 75 67, M Jiménez (Esp) 71 69 66 73

280 J Lima  (Por) 70 67 74 69, N Elvira  (Esp) 71 67 69 73, S Kjeldsen (Den) 70 70 71 69, J Hahn (USA) 71 66 70 73
281 S Hansen (Den) 68 66 75 72, J Doherty  (Sco) 69 71 68 73, J Parry (Eng) 71 69 69 72, J Krietemeijer (am) (Ned) 71 69 70 71
282 G Bhullar (Ind) 70 69 75 68
283 I Van Weerelt (Ned) 69 70 73 71
284 D Clarke (Nir) 73 67 70 74, B An (SKor) 72 68 72 72, J Quesne  (Fra) 70 69 71 74, W Besseling  (Ned) 68 72 71 73 

285 D McGrane (Irl) 71 68 73 73, R Kakko  (Fin) 69 69 71 76
286 N Fasth (Swe) 70 70 70 76
287 M Crespi  (Ita) 71 69 70 77, D Huizing (Ned) 72 68 76 71, J Singh (Ind) 72 68 72 75
288 E Goya (Arg) 67 73 76 72
289 J McLeary  (Sco) 67 72 74 76,

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