Wednesday, March 23, 2016

See the amateur stars at Edinburgh's  

Craigmillar Park Open – April 9 and 10

Whilst the cream of the world’s professional golfers will be heading to Augusta for the Masters in April, the cream of the amateur golf scene will be heading to Edinburgh to compete in the Craigmillar Park Open.
This prestigious event has, in the past, been won by some great golfers such as Scott Jamieson, Marc Warren and in 1976  - by a 19-year-old Englishman by the name of Nick Faldo.
The Craigmillar Park Open is the first tournament of the year which earns the amateurs World Ranking and Order of Merit points.  This year, some of Scotland best amateurs who currently sit in the top 100 in the world, will be competing in the annual event.
The tournament is open to amateur golfers with a handicap 2.4 or less and is limited to a field of 78 players.
Entry is available through the Scottish Golf website.
The closing date for entry is Friday 25th March.

Last years winner of the Craigmillar Park Open was Ewen Ferguson, pictured with the trophy.
After 72 holes Ewen and Connor Syme were tied on 276 (14 under par).   Ewen triumphed at the third extra hole in a sudden-death play-off.
Perhaps the peak of Ewen’s achievements in 2016 was making it into the GB and Ireland Walker Cup team that defeated the USA at Royal Lytham and St Annes.  The new captain of the Walker Cup team is Craig Watson of East Renfrewshire, twice winner at Craigmillar Park
Connor Syme was also on form throughout 2015 but in January 2016 was crowned Australian amateur champion. His reward is a return visit in November to compete in the Australian Open where he is likely to be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Adam Scott.

The list of entries can be found on the Scottish Golf website
We even have an entrant from The Els Club in Dubai



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