Monday, February 20, 2017

Five Scots qualify for match-play stages of South African championship

Five Scots, including title-holder Craig Ross (Kirkhill), have come through the 36-hole stroke-play eliminator to reach the match-play stages of the Sanlam South African men's amateur golf championship at Kingswood Golf Estate, George.
Ross shot 69-63 for 132 and was the joint fourth best qualifier.
South African teenager Chris Woollam (65-64) and English champion Dan Brown (66-63) tied on 129 at the top of the qualifiers.
Woollam won at play-off at the fourth extra hole to gain No 1 seed status.
Calum Fyfe (Cawder) qualified in T9 position with rounds of 68 and 67 for 135.
Craig Howie (Peebles) shot 71-65 for 136 and T11 in the draw.
Liam Johnston (Dumfries and County) qualified at T26 on 139 (67-72).
The last Scottish qualifier was Jamie Stewart with 72-68 for 140 and T40.

Banchory's Sam Locke and Scottish boys champion from last year, Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links) failed to make the field of 64 for the match-play stages.
Locke shot  70-76 for 146 and finished T98.
McIntosh had rounds of 75 and 74 for 149 and a T114 finish in a field of 142.



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