Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Young and O'Hara leading Scots at end of first EuroPro

Tour round at Frilford Heath

Danny Young (Kingsbarns Pro Academy) from Perth and Paul O'Hara (North Lanarkshire Leisure were the leading Scots in joint fourth place on three-under 69 at the end of the first round of the EuroPro Tour event, the Motocaddy Masters, at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire today.
They are two shots behind the English leader, left hander Chris Gane (Silvermere).
Craig Lawrie (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) is the third best placed Scot overnight with a two-under 70 for a share of 10th place. He birdied the long fourth, seventh, 14th and the long 15th in halves of 35, which included bogeys at the ninth and 13th.


PAR 72
67 C Gane (Silvermere)
68 O Clarke (White Rose), N Kearney (Royal Dublin)
69 D Young (Kingsbarns PA), W Enefer (Eng), P Price (Wales), G Payne (Camberley Heath), J Ruth (China Fleet), P O'Hara (N Lanarkshire Leisure).
70 J Ablett (Lee on Solent), C Lawrie (Paul Lawrie GC), H Sheridan-Mills (Walsall), K Lloyd (Wellingborough), S Grehan (Ire), R Prophet (Eng), C Farrelly (Eng), B Casey (Team Ireland), T Gandy (Rowany) (T10)

71 L Allan (Alva) (T20)
73 C O'Neil (Clydebank and Dist) (T46)
74 J McColl (Kingsbarns PA), N Henderson (Renaissance), G Hay (Mearns Castle) (T66)
75 S Lawrie (Paul Lawrie GC), R Campbell (Falkirk) (T90)
76 M Stewart (Troon Welbeck) (T103)
77 J Savage (Cawder) (T112)
78 P McKechnie (Braid Hills), L Saltman (Renaissance) (T131)
79 J Henry (Clydebank and Dist) (T141)
80 C Ross (Kirkhill) (T146).
89 A Morrison (Renaissance) (last of 155)



Left hander Gane sets pace with a five-under 67

Chris Gane holds a one-shot advantage after day one of the first PGA EuroPro Tour event of the season, the Motocaddy Masters at Frilford Heath Golf Club’s Blue Course.

The 43-year-old (Lefthandedgolf at Silvermere) reached the turn at two-under-par, but it was on the closing stretch where he did most of the damage.
Gane, who is a two-time winner on the Challenge Tour, carded birdies at the 15th, 16th and 17th, before making par at the last to finish with an impressive five-under-par score of 67.
Oliver Clarke (White Rose Sport Management) and Niall Kearney (Royal Dublin Golf Club) head the chasing pack on four-under-par.
Clarke, 19, has already tasted a measure of success this season at Frilford, after coming second in the final stages of Qualifying School last month.
The youngster had a blistering finish to the round today, after struggling in his outward half. Clarke started from the 10th tee and bogeys at the 17th and 18th made him one-over-par after nine holes. However, he went on to compile five birdies to record a first round score of 68.
Kearney, who finished 11th in last season’s Order of Merit, was one of only two players to make an eagle on the par five 4th today and he is well positioned to contend for the lead in tomorrow’s second round.
Hot on the heels of Clarke and Kearney are a group of six players bunched together at three-under-par, including 2002 Ryder Cup star Phillip Price.
The Motocaddy Masters continues with the second round on Thursday (May 17), after which a cut to the leading 50 professionals and ties will be made. The final round takes place on Friday (May 18).
Spectator entry is free throughout and live scoring can be found at Highlights of the Motocaddy Masters will air on Sky Sports on Tuesday May 29th.



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