Sunday, November 08, 2009

Callum Trahan fails to make top 35 in

weather-hit Sunshine Tour Q School

Rain washed out the fifth and final round of the South African Sunshine Tour Qualifying School tournament at Vaal de Grace Estate.
With only the leading 35 and ties due to get starts on the 2010 tour, young amateur Callum Trahan (Murcar Links) finished joint 72nd on 298 with rounds of 75, 73, 75 and 76 - 26 shots behiind the winner, South African amateur Jake Tedman with rounds of 65, 69, 69 and 69 for 16-under-par 272. He won by five shots from South African pro Andrew Georgiou who shot 71, 67, 69 and 70 for 277 and collected the first cash prize of 14,500 South African Rand.
The highest placed Scottish finisher was Steven Morgan with scores of 76, 78, 75 and a great last round of 66 for 295 and joint 54th position.
Fellow Scotts Allan Wilson and James Erskine finished joint 109th and joint 129th respectively.
Wilson had scores of 73, 73, 82 and 76 for 304, and Erksine 76, 76, 79 and 76 for 307.
+No home towns were listed for Morgan, Wilson and Erksine. They may have lived in South Africa for most of their lives - but if you know their links to Scotland, E-mail the information to

James Erskine might be from Portpatrick Dunskey. Not sure, but Euan Little played that tour for a few years and may have encouraged him to play on it.

James Erskine is definitely from Portpatrick. He will be back there this week doing what he does best, inspiring kids to play Golf.
Walter Burns
Director, Junior Golf Tour (Scotland)



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