Tuesday, October 23, 2018

North East Alliance - Peterculter GC Wednesday 24 October 2018

North East of Scotland Golfers’ Alliance
Final Start Sheet – Peterculter Golf Club, Wednesday 24 October 2018

08:09 D Booth (Tarland), R Reid (Tarland), A Smith (Duff House Royal)
08:18 T Boyle (Portlethen), D Cassie (Nigg Bay), K Nicol (Dunes Golf Centre)
08:27 S Finnie (Caledonian), S Allison (Bon Accord), R Davidson (Caledonian)
08:36 M MacKay (Kemnay), G Gibson (Kemnay), C Craig (Kintore)
08:45 J Calder (Newmachar) , D Templeton (Murcar Links), G Burnett (Westhill)
08:54 J Chalmers (Kemnay), P McKenna (Portlethen), R McConnachie (Peterculter)

09:03 C Dempster (Paul Lawrie GC), S Hanson (Kemnay), G Chalmers (Alford)
09:12 R Brown (Kemnay), M Brown (Kemnay), S Davidson (Northern)
09:21 P Morrison (Newmachar), R Coupar (Duff House Royal), B Ritchie (Inverallochy)
09:30 K Bedborough (Deeside), I Birnie (Deeside), M Denholm (Deeside)
09:39 G Leslie (Deeside), C Angus (Kemnay), R Sinclair (Kintore) 
09:48 D Leslie (Bon-Accord), G McLaggan (Bon-Accord), S McWilliam (Royal Aberdeen)
09:57 B Munro (Newmachar), J Scott (Peterculter), N Chisholm (Kemnay)

10:06 P Cheyne (Northern), R Wright (Northern), J Sunley (Newmachar)
10:15 D Fleming (Portlethen), J Emslie (Royal Aberdeen), M Duncan (Murcar Links)
10:24 G Somers (Bon-Accord), S Christie (Aboyne), R Denning (Inverurie)
10:33 D McLean (Kemnay), A Sorley (Newmachar), S Moore (Kemnay)
10:42 N Stewart (Northern), J Forrest (Northern), B Lumsden (Northern)
10:51 D Craigie (Kemnay), D Adam (Kemnay), G Riley (Craibstone)

11:00 P Cornfield (Newmachar), J Nicolson (Newmachar), B Nicolson (Newmachar)
11:09 M Fraser (Longside), S Kidd (Longside), M Forster (Cruden Bay)
11:18 G Cochrane (Kemnay), P Craig (Kemnay), P Low (Craibstone)
11:27 D Bisset (Banchory), R Bruce (Edzell), P Guthrie (Trump International)
11:36 R Ruddiman (Royal Aberdeen), R Duncan (Deeside), W Skene (Deeside)
11.45 R Lamb (Newmachar), M Merchant (Newmachar), J Hosie (Hazlehead)
11:54 P McLean (Peterhead), K Duncan (Cruden Bay), M Patterson (Cruden Bay)

12:03 R Cameron (McDonald Ellon), C Robb (Meldrum House), D Nelson (Aboyne)
12:12 G Travis (Auchmill), R Mathieson (Auchmill), M Rogers (Kemnay)
12:21 N Watt (Cullen Links), M Findlay (Cullen Links), B Elsby (Peterculter)
12:30 C Duffus (Royal Aberdeen), K Mathieson (Kintore), D Townsley (Peterculter)
12:39 S Kiloh (Portlethen), K Zeynalov (Portlethen), B Murray (Portlethen)
12:48 P Morrison (Portlethen), S Wallace (Portlethen), M Downie (Portlethen)
12:57 G Angus (Newmachar), M Thompson (McDonald Ellon), K Beveridge (Kippie Lodge)
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Monday, October 22, 2018

Sergio's third Valderrama Masters win and Richie Ramsay keeps his European Tour card

 
Final round report

Sergio Garcia successfully wrapped up his third Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation title with a four-shot victory, after weather delays took the tournament into a fifth day.

The 2017 Masters Tournament winner had been in possession of a three-shot lead when stormy conditions forced play to be suspended on Sunday night after a series of weather delays on the opening three days at Real Club Valderrama had already seen the tournament reduced to 54 holes.The defending champion - who also won this event in 2011 - powered to victory when play resumed on Monday, carding three birdies and a single bogey in his last 11 holes to finish the week on 12 under par 201 at a course he counts as one of his favourites.
Irishman Shane Lowry recorded his best finish of the season, taking second place at eight under par after a final round 66.
The 31 year old - whose last victory came at the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational - had given Garcia a scare when he closed the gap to a single shot courtesy of three birdies in a row at the start of the back nine, but a double bogey at the short 15th hole halted his challenge.

Finland’s Mikko Korhonen finished two shots further back at six under par, one ahead of England’s Ashley Chesters. Lee Westwood and Maximillian Kieffer of Germany were then at four under par, alongside another local favourite, seven-time European Tour winner Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, who secured his European Tour card for 2019 with his share of fifth place.  

Aberdeen’s Richie Ramsay (pictured) also kept his card after finishing in a share of 11th on two under par to jump up to 115th on the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, with England’s David Horsey clinching the final place.
Player quotes
Sergio Garcia: “To be able to win three times here in Valderrama is a dream come true. It’s so difficult, this golf course is so challenging. For me to be able to shoot three rounds under par with the positions we played all week, all the rain we had, and all the stop and going means a lot. I’m very proud of that.
“I knew the guys would attack, they would be going after me. This is the kind of golf course that if you’re a little bit off you can struggle but if your game is on it gives you a lot of birdie opportunities.
"Obviously Shane was playing well. He got close to me, then unfortunately he doubled 15 and then I dug up an extra gap with my birdie on 14 and opened the lead to four.
“Becoming a father changes your life for better and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it.  I am very happy to have Angela and Azalea by my side; it was nice to be able to win it for both of them.”
Shane Lowry: “I was going well yesterday but I came back out this morning on fire as well. Birdied ten, 11 and 12, flying, lipped out on 13 and 14 and then hit the worst shot I’ve hit all year on 15. Made double there, but the positive is that it’s probably the only bad shot I hit in that round.
“A 66 around here and being in contention is pretty good. I’m just disappointed I didn’t put a bit of pressure on Sergio. I had it to within one at one stage and then I made double and he made birdie. That was it. But it’s my best week of the year, serious positives to take from it, and I’ve got a great four weeks coming up now to finish the season.”
Gonzalo Fernandez-Costaño: “I’m really, really happy and also quite proud of what I’ve done this week; when I needed to deliver I did, so I’m excited.
“If I had to choose a tournament to keep my card it’s probably this one. It doesn’t particularly suit my game, but it’s a course I know very well, and also I knew the scoring would not be extremely low.
“I’m very excited to be back with full status on the European Tour; it’s always been my home tour and will always be. I’ve been away for a few years trying the American dream, unfortunately it didn’t happen for me, but it’s good to be back. I believe I still have a few years ahead to win tournaments, and hopefully 2019 will be one of them.”
Richie Ramsay: “I didn’t sleep the best but I think I came out and proved a lot to myself, arguably under the most pressure I’ve ever felt coming down the stretch, but it’s a course I love which made it far easier to go out there and play.
“I had some good looks at some great putts on 16 and 17 and then I rolled in a nice little tester at the end from about three feet. A three footer under normal circumstances is very easy, but not when your job is on the line.”
Final round totals201 S Garcia (Esp) 68 64 69,205 S Lowry (Irl) 69 70 66,207 M Korhonen (Fin) 69 71 67,208 A Chesters (Eng) 66 70 72,209 L Westwood (Eng) 71 68 70, G Fdez-Castaño (Esp) 70 68 71, M Kieffer (Ger) 72 71 66,210 G Moynihan (Irl) 73 71 66, J Norris (Aus) 69 71 70, M Nixon (Eng) 69 71 70,211 G Bourdy (Fra) 67 73 71, M Warren (Sco) 69 69 73, O Fisher (Eng) 71 69 71, J Luiten (Ned) 73 71 67, R Ramsay (Sco) 69 74 68,212 A Quiros (Esp) 68 70 74, R Rock (Eng) 71 73 68, A Cañizares (Esp) 71 72 69, R Gouveia (Por) 72 71 69, P Peterson (USA) 70 72 70, T Aiken (RSA) 74 72 66,213 D Lipsky (USA) 73 70 70, J Scrivener (Aus) 68 73 72, O Farr (Wal) 68 72 73, A Johnston (Eng) 73 70 70, L Jensen (Den) 71 72 70, E Molinari (Ita) 70 73 70, M Kinhult (Swe) 71 72 70,214 A Saddier (Fra) 71 71 72, M Fraser (Aus) 71 75 68, J Guerrier (Fra) 75 70 69, S Kjeldsen (Den) 75 70 69, C Shinkwin (Eng) 72 72 70, R McEvoy (Eng) 72 71 71, A Hansen (Den) 73 72 69, D Drysdale (Sco) 72 69 73, P Angles (Esp) 71 74 69, S Del Val (Esp) 72 74 68, C Bezuidenhout (RSA) 77 68 69, S Gallacher (Sco) 74 71 69, J Wang (Kor) 71 71 72,215 R Bland (Eng) 70 73 72, P Waring (Eng) 72 72 71, R Evans (Eng) 72 69 74, L Canter (Eng) 71 72 72, S Brown (Eng) 70 72 73, A Dodt (Aus) 75 71 69, J Winther (Den) 74 72 69, D Horsey (Eng) 73 70 72, M Baldwin (Eng) 72 72 71, J Choi (Kor) 72 73 70,216 M Lundberg (Swe) 71 69 76, B Dredge (Wal) 74 71 71, W Ormsby (Aus) 72 69 75, G Green (Mas) 76 70 70, R Jacquelin (Fra) 70 70 76,217 N Elvira (Esp) 69 75 73,218 C Sordet (Fra) 76 70 72, C Koepka (USA) 72 74 72, C Mivis (Bel) 72 72 74, C Syme (Sco) 73 72 73, M Southgate (Eng) 71 74 73, R Karlsson (Swe) 71 75 72, T Bjørn (Den) 73 71 74, T Jaidee (Tha) 75 71 72,219 F Dreier (Den) 74 71 74, P Harrington (Irl) 72 74 73, S Lee (Kor) 75 70 74, S Hend (Aus) 73 73 73,220 J Thomson (Eng) 74 72 74,221 D Fichardt (RSA) 69 75 77, E De La Riva (Esp) 72 73 76,222 G Stal (Fra) 73 73 76, N Bertasio (Ita) 70 73 79,223 B Neil (Sco) 73 72 78, B Ritthammer (Ger) 71 75 77,
 

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Spain's Borda wins Grand Final and Tarrio ends 2018
on top of Order of Merit
21 October 2018
 
Spain's David Borda (center, with trophy) won the Alps Tour Grand Final at Golf Club des Iles Borromées, in Italy, with a 2-strokes margin over Hugues Joannes (Bel).
 

21 October, 2018 - David Borda (ESP) won today the Alps Tour Grand Final with a total score of -19. It is Borda’s second victory on the Alps Tour this season. 
 
Hugues Jr Joannes (BEL) finished in 2nd place (-17 total) while Ivan Cantero Gutierrez (ESP) and Leo Lespinasse (FRA) tied for 3rd place with a total score of -13. Lespinasse turned in the best card of the day (64, -7) making an eagle, 6 birdies and a bogey.
 
«  I’m feeling really really good, I could not be happier, I think it was my best week ever. I’m so happy » Borda said. «  For sure, I felt the pressure, everybody was feeling the pressure this week, but I managed it and I played very very good during the last 4 days. I’m looking forward to next year on the Challenge Tour ». Last year, David Borda failed obtaining a Challenge Tour card by a few points. 

Santiago Tarrio (ESP), who played this week at the European Tour’s Valderamma Masters in Spain and thus did not take part in the Grand Final, finishes the 2018 season first in the Order of Merit, the Alps Tour official season ranking, with 26,702.45 points. With today’s win, David Borda moves up to second place in the Oom. Alexandre Daydou (FRA), Louis Cohen Boyer (FRA) and Marcus Mohr (ENG) complete the top 5 of the Oom and will all be playing on the Challenge Tour next season. Marcus Mohr, who had a very disappointing Grand Final finishing tied for 33rd place (+3 total), makes the top 5 by less than 700 points. « I feel very lucky to finish 5th in the Order of Merit. I did not play very well at all this week » Mohr said. 

«  First, I would like to congratulate my friend David Borda for his second victory of the season » Tarrio said. «  I was disappointed not to be able to play the Final because it is a course that I love and I feel welcome at the Golf Des Iles Borromées » he continued. «  Finishing first in the Order of Merit is very important for me because there were many very good players this year on the Alps Tour and to beat them means that I can reach the European Tour as I think they will also do » he added. «  Finally, it’s great to follow the footsteps of Adriá Arnaus who won last year's Alps Tour season ranking. This shows that I am on the right track » Tarrio said. 

As an amateur, Adria Arnaus won the 2017 Grand Final and finished first in the Order of Merit. Arnaus is currently ranked 9th on the Challenge Tour and will play on the European Tour next season. 

«  I would like to dedicate this season to my whole team. Without them, I would not be at the top. I’d like to thank my friends and my sponsors, my whole family, Joaquín Dosil for making me improve and for supporting me from the first day in many aspects and of course, my caddie and girlfriend, Noelia Garcia. Much of the successes are because of her » Tarrio concluded.  

The Alps Tour would like to thank the Golf Club Des Iles Borromées for their wonderful hospitality and all the sponsors of the tournament for their strong support.
The next Alps Tour event will be the Qualifying School at La Cala Resort  in Malaga, Spain, December 9th through December 15th, 2018. 
 

 

 
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Isla Moncrieff wins another title
 
 
Isla Moncrieff with the trophy along with county captain Jillian Milne (right), and match secretary Caroline Henderson (left).
 
The Perth and Kinross Ladies' county champion of champions' tournament was held at Dunblane Golf Club on Sunday, October 21. A total of 14 club champions took part and the winner was Isla Moncrieff with a scratch score of 78.
 
The win tops off a fantastic year for Isla who not only won her club championship at Pitlochry, but also at Aberfeldy. 
 
The CSS was 72 and the leading scores were:

Isla Moncrieff (Pitlochry)    78
Carol Muir (Craigie Hill)     79
Jillian Milne (Blairgowrie)   81

The headline on our Facebook page was:
 
"Congratulations to Isla Moncrieff. The Pitlochry and Aberfeldy ladies club champion made it a hat trick today by winning the Perth and Kinross Champions of Champions at Dunblane Golf Club!"
 
Jane Yellowlees
Secretary
Perth & Kinross Ladies' County Golf Association

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Perez beats MacIntyre in play-off to secure 

European Tour card for 2019

Victor Perez secured his 2019 European Tour card with a dramatic play-off victory over left-handed Scpt Robert MacIntyre at the Foshan Open in China today.
Several players jostled for the lead throughout the final day but it was Perez and MacIntyre who were tied after 72 holes, with the Frenchman posting a three under 69 and the Scot a seven under 65 to finish on 19 under par in total. 
They returned to the 18th hole for a play-off and it was Perez who emerged triumphant, holing a birdie after the Scot could only card a par. Perez earned 62,960 euros while MacIntyre picked up a cheque for 47,909 euros.
MacIntyre had halves of  34-30 and 34-31 in his blistering finish.

With his win in Foshan, the 26 year old Perez moves to second on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah and after securing a memorable victory, he admits to experiencing a roller-coaster of emotions during a tough final day.
“It was actually really hard to go off with the lead, on a course like this which is playable,” he said. “Everybody is going to come at you.
“Even the guys at 11 under could have shot eight under and been in the play-off today. It was a little bit windier and it made some of the holes a little bit harder.
“I think Peter, my caddy, and I did a really good job of just staying patient and waiting for holes to get looks. The stress on top of everything makes a 15-footer become a 22-footer and all of a sudden you’re thinking about two-putting.
“I was so close last year and just came up short with a little lack of experience. I feel like I played such great golf since August with all those top tens and top 15s. I couldn’t be happier.
“I’ve really been getting myself in positions without getting the results I wanted. I was hoping I’d capitalise at some point and it just happens to be in the biggest week of the year.”
MacIntyre had set the clubhouse lead at 19 under par with an incredible eagle on the 18th hole which sent the Foshan crowd into frenzy and after hearing the celebrations, Perez knew he had work to do with two holes to play before holing a phenomenal putt of his own on the final hole.
“I heard the reaction to Robert MacIntyre’s putt,” he said. “We were on the 17th fairway and we heard the biggest roar. I turned to Peter and went ‘oh no, somebody did it’.
“I was expecting something because I knew Jack Singh Brar was making a run and Max Orrin was right there making a run, Sean Crocker was making a run and it could’ve been anybody’s tournament.
“One shot could have dropped you four or five places, it was really nerve-wracking coming down the stretch.
“I got a bit of grace on 18 with that huge putt, it’s a one in a million type of putt. I haven’t dropped one all week and then I drop one and it happens to be there on 18.
“A play-off is a play-off, it can go either way and I was fortunate to come out on top today.”
Perez now heads into the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final with a chance to top the Rankings, something which the Frenchman is relishing. 

Perez and MacIntyre topped a packed leaderboard at the end of the Foshan Open, with Sean Crocker and Max Orrin finishing one shot behind on 18 under par. Englishman Jack Singh Brar and Darius van Driel, of The Netherlands, were a shot further back on 17 under.
Oscar Lengden, Adrian Meronk and Jack Wilson finished on 16 under, while Ewen Ferguson (9,416 euros) and Francesco Laporta finished tied tenth on 15 under. 
Aberdonian David Law tied for 12th place on 14 under 274. He earned 7,622 europs
It’s all change on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah heading into the Grand Final, with Pedro Figueiredo, Oliver Wilson and Dimitrios Papadatos dropping out of the top 15, being replaced by Perez, MacIntyre and Crocker.

Read more at http://www.europeantour.com/challengetour/season=2018/tournamentid=2018772/news/newsid=359840.html#ZZo72LrmSiEQ4J3R.99

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ALL THE SCORES IN THE FOSHAN OPEN

1 PEREZ Victor FRA (WON PLAY-OFF) -19 68 65 67 69     269 64,872 € 69,686

2 MACINTYRE Robert SCO -19 68 72 64 65 269 44,599 € 47,909

3 CROCKER Sean USA -18 72 64 68 66 270 26,354 € 28,310

3 ORRIN Max ENG -18 69 67 67 67 270 26,354 € 28,310

5 SINGH BRAR Jack ENG -17 63 70 70 68 271 18,245 € 19,599

5 VAN DRIEL Darius NED -17 68 69 67 67 271 18,245 € 19,599

7 LENGDEN Oscar SWE -16 65 70 68 69 272 11,353 € 12,195

7 MERONK Adrian POL -16 70 66 67 69 272 11,353 € 12,195

7 WILSON Jack AUS -16 69 66 69 68 272 11,353 € 12,195

10 FERGUSON Ewen SCO -15 69 64 70 70 273 8,514 € 9,146

10 LAPORTA Francesco ITA -15 70 69 63 71 273 8,514 € 9,146

12 ECCLES Ben AUS -14 69 66 71 68 274 7,095 € 7,622

12 KARLSSON Anton SWE -14 70 68 70 66 274 7,095 € 7,622

12 LAW David SCO -14 66 68 72 68 274 7,095 € 7,622

12 WILSON Oliver ENG -14 67 71 66 70 274 7,095 € 7,622

16 ITEN Marco SUI -13 68 73 67 67 275 5,879 € 6,315

16 TARREN Callum ENG -13 65 68 69 73 275 5,879 € 6,315

18 ARNAUS Adri ESP -12 70 70 67 69 276 4,453 € 4,784

18 EVANS Ben ENG -12 75 64 69 68 276 4,453 € 4,784

18 HOEY Michael NIR -12 70 69 67 70 276 4,453 € 4,784

18 MEJOW Philipp GER -12 66 71 67 72 276 4,453 € 4,784

18 SODERBERG Sebastian SWE -12 66 71 67 72 276 4,453 € 4,784

18 VIRTO Borja ESP -12 72 67 69 68 276 4,453 € 4,784

24 HILL Calum SCO -11 68 71 66 72 277 3,771 € 4,051

24 TILEY Steven ENG -11 71 68 68 70 277 3,771 € 4,051

26 BEKKER Oliver RSA -10 71 68 70 69 278 3,325 € 3,571

26 FORREST Grant SCO -10 70 69 72 67 278 3,325 € 3,571

26 HAASTRUP Mark Flindt DEN -10 68 66 71 73 278 3,325 € 3,571

26 JOHANNESSEN Kristian Krogh NOR -10 69 72 66 71 278 3,325 € 3,571

26 KIM Minkyu KOR -10 68 71 68 71 278 3,325 € 3,571

26 LEMKE Niklas SWE -10 70 69 66 73 278 3,325 € 3,571

26 LUO Xuewen CHN -10 70 70 67 71 278 3,325 € 3,571

26 MANLEY Stuart WAL -10 69 68 72 69 278 3,325 € 3,571

26 ROZNER Antoine FRA -10 68 71 70 69 278 3,325 € 3,571

35 CAO Yi CHN -9 67 71 70 71 279 2,676 € 2,875

35 FIGUEIREDO Pedro POR -9 70 68 71 70 279 2,676 € 2,875

35 GEYGER Nico CHI -9 65 70 71 73 279 2,676 € 2,875

35 LANGASQUE Romain FRA -9 70 70 66 73 279 2,676 € 2,875

35 McGOWAN Ross ENG -9 70 71 69 69 279 2,676 € 2,875

35 PERRIER Damien FRA -9 68 73 72 66 279 2,676 € 2,875

35 VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai GER -9 70 71 66 72 279 2,676 € 2,875

42 BESSELING Wil NED -8 69 71 67 73 280 2,149 € 2,308

42 GIRRBACH Joel SUI -8 71 70 66 73 280 2,149 € 2,308

42 LEE Beon Yeong CAN -8 72 69 68 71 280 2,149 € 2,308

42 OUYANG Zheng CHN -8 68 69 73 70 280 2,149 € 2,308

42 PAPADATOS Dimitrios AUS -8 65 72 73 70 280 2,149 € 2,308

42 YE Jianfeng CHN -8 67 69 73 71 280 2,149 € 2,308

48 FENASSE Mathieu FRA -7 70 69 74 68 281 1,784 € 1,916

48 HULDAHL Jeppe Pape DEN -7 67 70 71 73 281 1,784 € 1,916

48 PHADUNGSIL Chinnarat THA -7 72 69 73 67 281 1,784 € 1,916

51 BAN Shotaro USA -6 72 67 70 73 282 1,581 € 1,699

51 JUNG Sunil CAN -6 68 71 70 73 282 1,581 € 1,699

51 MACPHERSON Bryden AUS -6 73 68 71 70 282 1,581 € 1,699

54 STOW Ben ENG -5 72 68 71 72 283 1,500 € 1,612

55 CHEN Zihao CHN -4 67 71 71 75 284 1,439 € 1,546

55 JOHANSEN Eirik Tage NOR -4 66 71 72 75 284 1,439 € 1,546

57 LIANG (AM) Enqi CHN -3 72 69 71 73 285 0 € 0

58 LIMA José-Filipe POR -2 69 69 72 76 286 1,358 € 1,459

58 WU Hongfu CHN -2 70 69 75 72 286 1,358 € 1,459

60 CHEN Dinggen CHN -1 68 73 71 75 287 1,297 € 1,394

61 SU Dong CHN +1 70 71 76 72 289 1,257 € 1,350

62 FAN Shiyu CHN +3 70 70 72 79 291 1,196 € 1,285

62 WU Tuxuan CHN +3 68 72 77 74 291 1,196 € 1,28

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