Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Blairgowrie boy has hole in one finish at 

Faldo Series Grand Final

Blairgowrie's Campbell Gibson had a hole in one at the par-3 17th (172yd) in a final round of two-over-par 72 for a total of 218 and a joint 24th place finish at the 21st Faldo Series Grand Final at Al Ain Golf and Equestrian Centre, Dubai today (Wed).
Gibson's earlier scores were 74 and 72. He had a double bogey 6 at the 11th hole in his third and final round but the ace made up for that.

The Glenalmond College student, pictured, finished joint sixth in the Under-18 boys' category.
Cameron Adam (Royal Burgess) finished the top Scot in joint 17th place overall on 216 with rounds of 71, 73 and 72. He had a double bogey 5 at the short 17th in his final round. Adam was placed joint fifth in the U16 boys' section.
Swiss-based Scot's daughter Cameron Neilson, a member of Alvaneu Bad Golf Club, had scores of 71, 72 and 74 for a joint 19th place finish on 217. Miss Neilson won the Under-16 girls' category.
Former Scottish schoolgirls champion Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) had a nightmare finish of double bogeys at the 16th and 18th in her closing round of 77 (36-41) for a total of 222 and a joint 35th place finish. Her earlier scores were 72 and 73.
Jennifer finished joint sixth in the U21 girls' section.
The Grand Final was won by Brazil's Herik Machado with scores of 70, 67 and 61 for a 12-under total of 198, one shot ahead of Australia's Daniel Gale (66-65-68).
Machado had an eagle 2 and seven birdies in his nine-under-par final round of 61.
England's Arron Edwards-Hill (67 for 205) and Harry Butler (70 for 206) finished third and fourth respectively.

Al Ain Golf and Equestrian Centre, Dubai
Par 210 (3x70)
198 H Machado (Braz) 70 67 61
199 D Gale (Australia) 66 65 68
205 A Edwards-Hill (Eng) 68 70 67
206 H Butler (Eng) 67 69 70

216 C Adam (Royal Burgess) 71 73 72 (T17)
217 C Neilson (Switzerland) 71 72 74 (T19)
218 C Gibson (Blairgowrie) 74 72 72 (T24)
222 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 72 73 77 (T35)



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