McIntosh makes ace, ties course record and leads Scottish Am
Eric McIntosh (Northwestern photo)
Eric McIntosh (Northwestern photo)

PERTH, Scotland (July 30, 2018) – Eric McIntosh, 19, leads the field after Tuesday’s opening round of the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship at Blairgowrie.

The 2016 Scottish Boy’s Amateur Champion, who plays college golf at Northwestern in the U.S., carded an 8-under 64 that matched the course record on the Rosemount Course and is three shots clear of Andrew Thornton and Andrew Davidson. Both chasers are 5 under.

It was all smiles for Davidson toward the end of his round as he aced the 15th hole, named Wee Dunt, with a perfectly executed 52-degree wedge.

The now-joint Rosemount Course record holder, host club member Glenn Campbell, is also in the field this week and returned even-par 72 to sit in a share of 37th place. Campbell won the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship 13 years ago at Southerness.

Defending champion Sam Locke, who last week was the only amateur to make the cut at the Open Championship, is not in the field.

On a day where the scoring was lower on the Rosemount Course, Stuart Blair, Sean Marc, Kyle Godsman and Michael Brodie returned the joint lowest scores of the day on the Lansdowne course with rounds of 3-under 69.

The field of 264 golfers will return tomorrow for the second round of stroke-play qualifying, with the top 64 players progressing to the match-play stages.

Results: Scottish Amateur
WinScotlandEuan McIntoshScotland500
Runner-upScotlandJamie StewartScotland400
SemifinalsScotlandAndrew ThomsonScotland300
SemifinalsScotlandStephen RogerScotland300
QuarterfinalsScotlandMatthew ClarkScotland200

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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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