Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ewan Wheat leads Montrose Men's Open with a one-under 70

Seventeen-year-old Ewan Wheat (Royal Montrose) is leading the Montrose Golf Links Men's Open Week, sponsored by Clik Software, after the first round over the 1562 Course.  
The two-handicapper shot a one-under-par 70 with birdies at the third, sixth, seventh and 15th.
Former Scottish boys champion Will Porter (Carnoustie), Arron McHardy (Prestonfield) and five-time tour a e twinner Ross Coull (Royal Montrose) are tied in 2nd second place on level-par 71.
 Last year's winner, Gary Tough (Edzell), opened up with a 72. 
 
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Leading Scratch Scores 
  FIRST ROUND
 Par 71
70 Ewan Wheat (Royal Montrose)
71 Arron McHardy (Prestonfield), Will Porter (Carnoustie), Ross Coull (Royal Montrose)
72 Gary Tough (Edzell)
73 Corry Marshall (Royal Montrose), Ross Colquhoun (Craigielaw), Marc Simants (Royal Montrose), Kevin Gall (Royal Montrose), Jamie Beedie (Montrose Mercantile) 
75 Graham Robb (Montrose Mercantile), Andrew Simpson (Royal Montrose), Sean Logue (Royal Montrose) 
 
Leading Net Scores
68 Ewan Wheat (Royal Montrose (2), Joe McGill (Montrose Mercantile) (9)  
69 Corry Marshall (Royal Montrose) (4)
70  Arron McHardy (Prestonfield) (1), Graham Robb (Montrose Mercantile) (5), Finn Coull (Royal Montrose) (7), Andy Shepherd (Montrose Caledonia) (12), James Burns (Montrose Caledonia) (22)

 
After tomorrow's second qualifying round match-play draws will be prepared using aggregate scores. 
Scratch section – Top 16 scratch scores
Handicap Section A (Up to 10 of a handicap) – Top 32 net scores excluding those qualifying for the Scratch
Handicap Section B (11 to 24) – Top 32 nett scores excluding those qualifying for the Scratch
  
 
Claire Penman 
Deputy Operations Manager and Company Secretary 

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