Monday, March 11, 2013


A young Scottish golfer, who
was diagnosed with the Hodgkin's Lymphoma blood cells disease in 2009 and gave up the game for two years, has finished runner-up in a Spanish match-play tournament, his first event as a professional golfer.
Paul McGhee from Glasgow and an East Renfrewshire GC member, beat Andreas Johansson (Sweden) 2 and 1, then Martin Englesgjerd (Norway) by the same score to earn a place against Danish amateur Victor Osterby in the final of the Evolve Tour's Thomas Sabo match-play tournament at Mar Menor Golf Club, Murcia.
McGhee lost by 4 and 3 but as his opponent is an amateur, Paul received the first cash prize of 750 Euros plus a wrist watch worth £200.
"I will be coming back from Spain on March 30 to compete in the Euro Pro Tour Qualifying School Stage 1 at Slaley Hall, Northumberland, said McGhee, now 25. He was a student at Johnson and Wales University, Florida from 2005 to 2009.
"I had a handicap of +2.5 before the illness was diagnosed. Taking up golf again, I was given a handicap of 1. I won the club championship in 2012 at East Renfrewshire Golf Club."McGhee moved to Spain and La Manga Golf Club in September 2012
to get his game "up to the next level
, while working there with a golf company, Levante Lebeche."



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