Bell wins Standard Life Leven Gold Medal event
07 Aug 2011
see also: Leven Gold Medal Golf Tournament, Leven Links



LEVEN, SCOTLAND (Aug. 7, 2011) -- Dundee's Ross Bell celebrated his 23rd birthday yesterday by completing a wire-to-wire victory in the Standard Life Leven Gold Medal 72-hole tournament - the oldest amateur stroke-play event in the world.

After a splendid opening round of seven-under-par 64, only two shots outside the course record, Bell shot a second-round 69 after a lengthy rain delay to lead by six shots at halfway. He was still six clear of the field after a par-matching Sunday morning third round of 71 before a three-over-par 74 in his final round clinched the gold medal and a £500 voucher by two shots from Fraser McKenna, who had a 68 for 280 to gain the silver medal and a £400 voucher.

The bronze medal and a £300 voucher went to US college student James Ross (Royal Burgess) who also closed with a 68 for 281. Peter Latimer (St Andrews News), Bell's closest rival overnight and his last-day playing partner, did exert some pressure in the early stages of the final round but slipped back to 282.

Results For Leven Gold Medal Golf Tournament
1ScotlandRoss BellScotland30064-69-71-74--278
2ScotlandFraser McKennaScotland20071-71-70-68--280
3ScotlandJames RossScotland10073-70-70-68--281
4ScotlandPeter LatimerScotland10067-72-71-72--282
T5ScotlandScott BorrowmanScotland10075-72-69-67--283

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The World's Oldest Open Amateur Stroke Play Competition - inaugurated in 1870

72 hole stroke play championship; 36 holes on day one followed by a cut and 36 holes on day two.

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