It's Law at the Scottish Amateur Championship

IRVINE, ARYSHIRE, SCOTLAND . (July 30, 2011) - David Law produced a links golf master class to clinch his second Scottish Amateur Championship title with a 6 and 5 victory over Dunbar’s Daniel Kay at Western Gailes.

Law, who becomes the first multiple winner of the championship since Charlie Green in 1983, was in outstanding form from start to finish, firing eight birdies and an eagle in thirty- one holes, which 20-year-old Kay couldn’t match.

The win was sealed in fine style as Law rifled a 9-iron from 153 yards to eighteen inches at the par three thirteenth of the afternoon round, indicative of his superb iron play throughout the final.

A jubilant Law, whose first title win came just a few miles down the coast at Royal Troon two years ago, was delighted with his display:

“It feels even better than the first time as I think I’ll appreciate it more. I’ve had an up and down year after the high of performing so well in South Africa, then probably being too hard on myself in the big events during the middle of the year. This was a big week for me and I can take great pride in the way I’ve played.”

“Today was without doubt some of the best golf I’ve produced and tee to green I hardly missed a shot. I came into this week with a really positive attitude and to play the way I did on front of so many people was good fun.” said Law, who moves onto Sweden next week to compete in the European Amateur Championship.

As the players teed off in glorious sunshine this morning, it was Kay who made the first breakthrough with an opening birdie three, but that proved to be the only time he held the lead after Law responded with his first birdie at the third to square the match.

Law moved ahead with a winning par at the fifth and stretched his lead with a glorious 35-foot eagle putt at the sixth, after Kay had made a great sand save for birdie. Further birdies followed for Law at the eighth and the eleventh to go three clear and the duo halved the next five holes before a wayward second at the 17th from Kay allowed lead to a bogey, increasing Law’s lead to four holes at the halfway stage.

That lead became five when Law birdied the opening hole of the back nine but Kay fought back to win the 20th with a par. The lead was restored to five when Kay three- putted the 23rd hole and after both players made excellent up and down birdies at the long 24th, Law turned the screw with a fine birdie two at the next after hitting his tee shot to four feet.

The result was looking inevitable when Law sank another 4-foot birdie putt at the 30th but Kay wasn’t to be outdone, rattling in a 30-foot birdie putt at the next hole to keep the game alive. The Dunbar man still had a mountain climb and the result was sealed when Kay conceded Law’s 18-inch birdie putt at the 31st.

Despite the defeat, Kay was a pleased with his performances throughout the week:

“That was frightening golf today, as solid as it gets and David deserved to win. Overall, it’s been a great championship and I’ve played some great golf myself. Hopefully my performances will get noticed and I can build on what I’ve achieved.”




Results For Scottish Amateur Golf Championship
WinScotlandDavid LawScotland500
Runner-upScotlandDaniel KayScotland400
SemifinalsScotlandJames RossScotland300
SemifinalsScotlandJames ByrneScotland300
QuarterfinalsScotlandAdam DuntonScotland200

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ABOUT THE Scottish Amateur

The Scottish Amateur Championship began in 1922 and has witnessed many famous victors, including legendary amateurs Ronnnie Shade and Charlie Green as well as some of the stars of the modern game, Colin Montgomerie and Stephen Gallacher.

Entry to the Championship is open to any male golfer who was either born in Scotland, has Scottish parentage, permanent residency in Scotland for not less than 5 years and has not played international golf or competed in a closed Championship for any other country other than Scotland. The starting field shall be 256 and, in the event of an over-entry, the number shall be reduced in order of exact handicap. Each match shall consist of one round of 18 holes except the final which will be played over 36 holes.

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