Thursday, September 14, 2017

European Tour Qualifying School Stage 1 final day on Friday


The prospects of any North-east players making the top 20 and ties who will advance after Friday's final round at the European Tour Qualifying School Stage 1 event at the Roxburghe Hotel course, near Kelso are bleak, writes Colin Farquharson.
Peterhead's Ross Cameron, 13 shots behind English leader Sam Hutsby (65 for 202), has the best chance. He had a third-round 71 for a one-under-par tally of 215 but, in joint 31 place overnight, Cameron, pictured right, needs to improve at least 11 places and that will call for a sub-70 score which he has not managed so far.
Philip McLean, also from Peterhead, had a third-round 75, his worst so far, and dropped back to joint 41st on 217.
Former Scottish amateur champion Chris Robb (Meldrum House) had a 72 for 219 and looks out of the chase in joint 53rd place.
Banchory-born James Byrne made the expensive long trip back to Scotland from his Singapore base in vain, not to mention the four-figure sum for the entry fee. He had a 73 for 223 and is sharing 67th place.
Portlethen's Sam Kiloh (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) is not going to make it past Stage 1 this year but he is young and talented enough to get there with more experience under his belt. He had a 74 for 229 and is sharing 88th place.



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