A very pleasing final round of four under par 68, sees Padraig finish in a tie for 14th place at the Scottish Championship. He got off to the perfect start with four birdies on the front nine as he turned in 32 shots and well on the way to a very good round. He picked up another shot at the short par three, 11th hole, but stalled coming in with two late bogies. To his credit, he birdied the last hole to post a fine closing round.
Disappointing third round of one over par 73 leaves Padraig at eight under par and in a tie for 16th heading into Sunday’s final round. He got off to a slow start with a dropped shot on the par four second hole but then had a glorious stretch of four under the card for the next five holes, including an eagle two on the par four eight hole. A dropped shot on nine had him out in 34 but three more dropped shots followed on the back nine, including a double bogie on the tricky par three 17th hole. He tees off at 10.15am in the final round. Eighteen under par leads at the moment.
Another solid round of golf from Padraig as he adds a three under par round to his opening effort to see him at nine under par going into the weekend. Currently that lies in tied 5th place, only three shots behind, with twelve under par leading. He got off to a slow start with a dropped shot on his first hole, the 10th. But he responded well with two birdies in the last four holes to be out in one under par. He continued to impress on a tougher day for scoring with a solid front nine of two under par and will fancy his chances over the weekend on a course that suits his love of links golf. All to play for ✅
Superb opening round of six under par 66 sees Padraig in a tie for 4th place after the opening round of the Scottish Championship. He dropped only one shot on the day at the par five third hole, where he failed to get up and down from just short of the green. He recorded seven birdies in all, the highlight of the day being eight 3’s on his card. He tees off early Friday and will be hoping the putter continues to behave as he is playing some wonderful golf lately.
Padraig continues his journey on the European Tour with a visit to St Andrews for the inaugural Scottish Championship. It is being played at the Fairmont, a course just outside the old town that was redesigned by Sam Torrance. It has been used before for senior events and has quite breathtaking scenery. Old stone walls dot the layout as a nod to the farmland it was built on. The field is especially strong this week with four Rolex Cup winners playing and sixteen other European tour winners in the last two years. Padraig is in a marquee group with one of the favourites, Matt Wallace and multiple recent winner, Sam Horsfield.
Thursday 12.25pm & Friday 8.20am with Matt Wallace and Sam Horsfield.