Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ryan Campbell leads EuroPro Tour chase

for £10,000 prize

Scot Ryan Campbell took up the pole position with a seven-under 65 in the PGA EuroPro Tour chase for the £10,000 winner's prize at Clevedon Golf Club today.
The Falkirk man, pictured, leads by one shot from three players.
The next best Scot is John Henry (Clydebank and Dist) with  a 70 for an overnight share of 27th place.
Last year's Scottish U18 boys champion, still an amateur, Will Porter is T61 aftr matching the par of 72. 

LEADING FIRST ROUND SCORES
par 72
65 R Campbell (Falkirk Tryst)
66 J Bower (Meltham), A Kinnaird (Kirby Muxloe), J Colegate (Rochester and Cobham).
67 A Turner (Kenwick Park), O Edwards (Kendleshire), J Timmis (Greenway Hall), M Smith (Foxhills), C Worsdall (Essex), M Young (Longridge), A Mansell (Clevedon), L Hirst (Banstead Downs).
68 S Grehan (Ire), J Ruth (China Fleet), J Brooks (Hanbury Manor), C Long (Burton on Trent), B McCarroll (West Cliffs), J-R Galbraith (Whitehead), B Hall (Eng), J Dick (Eng), S Fallon (N Middlesex), W Enefer (Eng), R Burlison (Enville), M Penge (Goodwood), B Amor (Marlborough), C Gane (Silvermere), R Mansall (Beau Desert).

OTHER SCOTS
70 J Henry (Clydebank and Dist) (T27)

72 A Sutherland (The Duke's), W Porter (Carnoustie) (am) (T61)
73 M Stewart (Troon Welbeck) (T78)
74 C Ross (Kirkhill), S Kiloh (Paul Lawrie GC) (T95th).
75 J Duff (Newmachar) (T112)
76 S Lawrie (Paul Lawrie GC) (T125)
80 J Mullaney (unatt) (152nd)

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Campbell's 65 equals course record

NEWS RELEASE
Ryan Campbell matched the course-record by carding a first round score of 65 (-7) to lead by one heading into the second round of the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour’s Jessie May World Snooker Championship at Clevedon Golf Club, Somerset.
 
Campbell (Falkirk Golf Club) started at an electrifying pace, picking up an eagle and three birdies in his first eight holes. A further four birdies and just two bogeys put the Scot in control heading into the second round on the West Coast.
 
“I didn’t know it was a joint course record, which is a nice little bonus!”: said Campbell. He added: “My putting was key today, I holed a lot of long putts from 20 feet or so when I went on my birdie run.”
 
The opening round is the lowest score the 26-year old has carded in his PGA EuroPro career, and one he hopes to build on this week. He said: “Once I birdied the 10th and 11th holes it started to feel like one of my best rounds of golf. My playing partners were scoring low on the front nine too so it didn’t feel like anything out of the ordinary until then.”
 
Campbell praised the course at Clevedon and said: “It’s a good course. There are a few funky holes out there, but it is a very enjoyable course to play. There are lots of birdie chances but if you don’t get the ball in the right areas you will struggle as it is playing quite firm.”
 
On being the clubhouse leader Campbell said: “I’m just going to approach tomorrow like any other round. You can’t win a tournament on a Thursday. I’m sure by the time I tee off tomorrow afternoon I’ll be nowhere near the lead so I’ve just got to treat it like a normal round.”
 
Low scores were the theme of the day, with 60 golfers shooting below par, and a pack of three golfers just one shot behind Campbell on six-under par. Jack Colegate, would have had a one shot lead were it not for two bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes.
 
Local lad Ashley Mansell (Clevedon Golf Club) carded a solid opening round of 67 (-5) to sit just two shots off the lead heading into tomorrow.
 
Tournament host John E Morgan said: “I hope he [Mansell] has a great week, he has got a point to prove. He has loved this golf club since he first arrived here at the age of ten and it is a great opportunity with £10,000 on the line. He knows every nook and cranny and I expect him to do well.”

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