Saturday, July 20, 2019

Media release  Saturday 20th July 2019
Day 4 Report: Scottish Boys’ Amateur Championship
Day four of the Scottish Boys Amateur Championship saw the last-16 and Quarter-Final ties take place on the Lansdowne Course at Blairgowrie. 
 In the morning’s last-16 ties, all eight matches were extremely tight with none of them ending before the 16th hole. 

The shock of the day came as home favourite Gregor Graham was knocked out by a one-hole defeat to Longniddry’s Cameron Gallagher. Elsewhere in the morning, there were wins for Old Ranfurly’s Aidan O’Hagan, Dunbar’s Jack McDonald and Ayr Belleisle’s Ruben Lindsay.  

In the afternoon’s quarter final ties, Lindsay was a 4 and 3 victor against his Scotland team-mate O’Hagan while Newmachar’s Evan Orr progressed with an impressive 3 and 2 win over Auchterarder’s Daniel Bullen. 

Muckhart’s Andrew Thornton also made the semi-finals with a 4 and 3 win over Nairn’s Fraser Owneson.

In the tightest of the quarter final ties, Cameron Gallagher followed up his impressive morning with a nail-biting win on the 21st hole against Jack McDonald. After being 3 up after 12, McDonald regrouped after 18 to progress to tomorrow’s semi-finals.  
 Speaking to Scottish Golf after reaching the semi-finals, Gallagher said, “I’m over the moon.  I’m absolutely exhausted, more mentally than anything else.  The two boys were great competitors and took me all the way today.
   “I holed a lot more putts today.  In the second round I had two eagles and a few birdies, they were going in from all over the place which was probably the big turning point today.  I’m buzzing for tomorrow, I can’t wait!”
Sunday morning’s Semi Finals will see Cameron Gallagher taking on Evan Orr and Ruben Lindsay up against Andrew Thornton.  The final of the Scottish Boys’ Amateur Championship will then take place on Sunday  afternoon over 18 holes.  


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