Friday, August 04, 2017

Broadhurst battles wind and rain
to lead Scottish Senior Open

Less than a week after finishing tied 15th as he attempted to defend his Senior Open Championship, Paul Broadhurst  (pictured today by courtesy of Getty Images) fired a first round of 65 at Renaissance Club to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Scottish Senior Open.
The Englishman, who won this tournament on his European Senior Tour debut in 2015, carded six birdies before a bogey on the 18th hole saw him finish with a five under par total in testing conditions in North Berwick.
After competing in The Open at Royal Birkdale and then Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl, Broadhurst believes he is becoming accustomed to the weather traditionally associated with links courses.
“Wind and rain is all I’ve played in over the last three weeks,” said Broadhurst.
"I’m getting used to it, but it’s never easy. You’re never sure

what sort of score you’ll post.
“I played really well today and hit some quality iron shots.

You needed to pick your shot, hit it off the back foot, and

drill it low today. I had a lot of chances and the last was

probably the only shot I didn’t commit to all day."
Trailing the 2016 Senior Open Champion by one stroke are

Magnus P Atlevi and Mike Harwood.
Admission is free of charge, with car parking charged at £5 per car in aid of charity.

Scores after round one
par 70 

66 P Broadhurst (Eng) 
67 M Atlevi (Swe) , M Harwood (Australia)
68 C Mason (Eng)
69 B Lane (Eng) , P Wesselingh (Eng) , T Thelen (USA)
70 B McGovern (Ire) , S Brown (Eng)
71 C Dennis (USA) , C Williams (SAf) , T Wiratchant (Thai) , P Eales (Eng) , J Sandelin (Swe) , G Turner (NZ) , M McNulty (Ire) , G Rusnak (USA)
72 S Tinning (Denmark) , M Mouland (Wales) , M Martin (Spn) , S McAllister (Sco) , R Chapman (Eng) , D Gilford (Eng) , S Dodd (Wales) , J Remesy (Fra) , J Sallat (Fra) , C Suneson (Spn)
73 D Russell (Eng) , C Monasterio (Arg) , I Woosnam (Wales) , P Walton (Irl) , A Bossert (Switz) , P O'Malley (Australia).
74 R Drummond (Sco) , B Longmuir (Sco) , D Smyth (Ire) , B Conser (USA) , G Wolstenholme (Eng) , P Linhart (Spn) , P Fowler (Australia).
75 G Orr (Sco) , C Rocca (Ita) , G Marks (Eng)
76 A Mednickson (Swe) , R Rafferty (NIre) , M Mackenzie (Eng) , S Torrance (Sco) , P Golding (Eng)
77 P Mitchell (Eng) , A Oldcorn (Sco) , S Luna (Spn) , M Farry (Fra)
79 P Wilson (Eng) , E Darcy (Ire) 




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