Sunday, June 21, 2009

James Byrne leads by six shots with

a round to go in the Tennant Cup

Banchory's US college student James Byrne is heading to be top of the class in the Tennant Cup later today.
The 20-year-old Arizona State University team player, one of only two Scots to reach the last 16 of last week's British amateur championship at Formby, equalled the Killermont course record of seven-under-par 63 in the third round for a 54-hole tally of eight-under-par 204 and a six-stroke lead over Steven McEwan (Caprington), last year's SGU Order of Merit winner.
Steven had a 68 today for 210.
Byrne's was the second 63 of the day. Earlier, Australian Bryden MacPherson also had a seven-under-par round to match the course record held jointly by Glasgow Golf Club member and former Scotland cap Jonathan King and Cliff Barrowman.
Saturday's first two rounds were played at Glasgow Golf Club's Gailes links course in Ayrshire where the par is 71.
James Byrne has two SGU 72-hole Order of Merit tournament victories to his credit. He won the Newlands Trophy at Lanark a couple of years ago and the North-east District Open at Newburgh on Ythan last year.
Par 212 (2x71, 1x70)
204 James Byrne (Banchory) 73 68 63.
210 Steven McEwan (Caprington) 71 71 68.
212 Daniel Sommerville (St Andrews) 73 71 68.
213 Greg Paterson (St Andrews New) 67 75 71.
214 James White (Lundin) 75 70 69, Gavin Dear (Murrayshall) 70 75 69.
216 Wallace Booth (Comrie) 74 72 70.



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