The Scottish Mens Open Stroke Play Championship – Preview & Results | Golf Bible
On Day 1, the French team showed of things to come in the first match play qualifying round on the classic Scottish links course. They dropped two positions to England and Scotland in the final match play line-up after the second and final stroke play round on Day 2, with Ireland qualifying fourth. The top four positions were not to change once the match play began on Day 3 with all four teams registering wins in the quarter finals. Each was then playing for a chance to take the title in the semi finals on Day 4.
Four under par rounds of 69, 65, 67 and 67 on the Kings Course gave the tall Frenchman a total and an impressive 6-shot victory. Just seven players finished under par in the Championship. His low round of the week included just 29 shots on the back nine. A 75 which could have been a lot worse too — four birdies in his final five holes which he played in 3-under after a bogey on 16 helped tidy up the card a little.
Especially from a distance, it is easy to go all warm and fuzzy about golf in Scotland. Sepia-colored images of families in the long summer gloaming come to mind. Andrews , under that temporarily glossy surface, problems abound. From top to bottom, golf in Scotland and Scottish golf is in various stages of disarray.