Tuesday, February 03, 2015


Rookie Chris Robb, last year's Scottish amateur champion, today (Tues) achieved one of his best results since he turned pro - seventh in the German PGA Developmental Pro Golf Tour's Samanah Open at Marrakech, Morocco, writes Colin Farquharson.
Banchory-based Robb had rounds of 72, 71 and 71 for a two-under-par total of 214 - four shots behind the Germany winner, Martin Keskari.

A Meldrum House Golf Club member when he was an amateur, Robb, pictured, could have had a top-5 finish but for bogeys at the 14th and long 16th in an inward 37 on his final round.He had bogeyed the second and third but got ahead of the game with birdies at the short sixth and short eighth followed by an eagle 3 at the long ninth in an outward 34.
Ellon's Ross Cameron (71-76-73)and Aberdeen's David Law (71-77-72), both Paul Lawrie Golf Centre players, tied for 22nd place on 220.

Cameron had a double bogey 6 at the seventh hole in his final round.
Ted Innes Ker finished joint 39th on 224 after a final round of 79 which included an inward half of 43.

Surprise of the tournament was the final-round collapse of former British amateur champion Reinier Saxton. The Dutchman had rounds of 69, 68 and 76, dropping six shots to par over the closing holes, including a quadruple bogey 7 at the short 17th.
Samanah CC, Marrakech, Morocco
Par 216 (3x72)
210 M Keskari (Ger) 70 69 71
211 T Bakker (Fin) 72 67 72, P Mejow (Ger) 73 66 72

213 R Saxton (Net) 69 68 76
214 C Robb (Sco) 72 71 71 (7th)
220 R Cameron (Sco) 71 76 73, D Law (Sco) 71 77 72 (T22)
224 T Innes Ker (Sco) 74 71 79 (T35).



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