SCOTLAND'S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
QUALIFIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Scots have made it through to the match-play stages of the South
African men's amateur golf championship at Silver Lakes Country Club, by Colin Farquharson .
Scottish Golf Union squad, who have been in South Africa for several
weeks on warm-weather practice, did exceptionally well in the 36-hole
stroke-play test to decide the 64 qualifiers for the match-play.
Five were in the top 10 and six in the leading 16.
Marchbank (Thornhill), pictured below, shared the lowest aggregate of six-under-par 138
with South African Tristen Strydom. Greig shot 67-71 to Strydom's 72-66.
Perth's Daniel Young (Craigie Hill) tgied for third place with 67-72 for 139.
Bearsden's Ewen Ferguson shared fifth place on 140 with rounds of 68 and 72.
Craig Ross (Kirkhill) 70-71 and Calum Fyfe (Caqwder) 68-73 tied for 10th place on 141.
Syme (Dumfries and Co) qualified in joint 16th place on 142 (72-70)
and Scott Gibson completed the Scots qualifiers despite a second-round
79, 10 shots more than his first round, for 148 and joint 53rd place.
Players with aggregates of 150 and better qualified for the match-play.
Murray Naysmith (Marriott Dalmahoy) missed the cut by one shot with rounds of 76-75 for 151. Ben Kinsley (St Andrews) had 77-76 for 153.
SOUTH AFRICAN MEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Silver Lakes Country Club.
Par 144 (2x72) Players from S Africa unless stated
138 Greig Marchbank (Thornhill) 67 71, Tristen Strydom 72 66
139 Daniel Young (Craigie Hill) 67 72, Johan Germishuys 68 71.
Other Scots qualifiers
140 Ewen Ferguson (Bearsden) 68 72 (T5)
141 Craig Ross (Kirkhill) 70 71, Calum Fyfe (Cawder) 68 73 (T10)
142 Connor Syme (Dumfries and Co) 72 70 (T16)
148 Scott Gibson (Southerness) 69 79 (T53)
Missed the cut (150 and better qualified for match-play
151 Murray Naysmith (Marriott Dalmahoy) 76 75
153 Ben Kinsley (St Andrews) 77 76