A very pleasing final round for Padraig of four under par 67 sees him finish in a tie for 9th at the ASI Scottish Open. The Rolex Series event carries huge prize money and ranking points and Padraig can look forward to a six figure pay day plus a jump in his world ranking. He went out in level par recording two birdies and two bogies and was threading water. But he caught fire on the back nine yet again, coming home in 31 shots, the highlight being an eagle three on the par five 16th hole. Overall, a very good weekend after just making the cut on the mark.
Promising third round for Padraig of two under par 69 which vaulted him up the field, just outside the top 20. It’s was one of the best scores of the day as the weather turned horrible in the afternoon with some seasoned competitors suggesting it was a bad as they had played in. Padraig got off to a slow start with a dropped shot on the first but a birdie and a bogie had him out in one over par. With the weather starting to change, he roared home in three under par as the leaders teed off and will be aware that a good round Sunday will be valuable as the field is bunched. He tees off at 10.23am local time 6 shots behind the leader.
Second round of one under par 70 sees Padraig make the cut on the mark. He got off to the ideal start with an eagle three on the par five third hole and then swapped a birdie with a bogie to be out in two under par. He picked up another shot on the par five 10th hole and was sitting pretty but an ugly double bogie six on the par four 13th had him in danger of missing the cut. He finished in level par to be out at 8.05am in the third round with Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Opening round of level par for Padraig at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open. He got off to a poor start with a dropped shot at the par four second hole but then had a nice run of three consecutive birdies, before another dropped shot had him out in one under par. The back nine contained two bogies and just one birdie, on the par four 15th hole, to see him sign for a 71, and a share of 55th place. Nine under par leads and Padraig tees off late Friday at 12.38pm.
Padraig continues his return to Tour life with an appearance at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open. It is a Rolex series event which carries a 7 million dollar purse and huge order of merit and Ryder Cup ranking points. It is being played at the scenic Renaissance Club in North Berwick for the second year and your defending champion is Bernd Weisberger.
Tee times, Thursday 8.19am and Friday 12.38pm with Sam Horsfield & Matthew Fitzpatrick.