Padraig finished his Scottish Open foray with a closing round of one under par 70. He dropped a shot a his first hole but picked up two birdies going out at the par four 5th hole and par five 7th hole. He turned for home with a couple of pars before mixing a bogie with a birdie. He picked up one final shot at the par four 15th hole before a disappointing dropped shot at the last. He finished in a tie for 18th place. Lee Min Woo won the event after a three man playoff with an 18 under par total.
Padraig showed great patience as he continued his love affair with links golf and produced another fine round of golf, shooting a three under par round of 68 to be only four off the lead going into Sundays final round. He got off to a slow start with an early dropped shot but bounced back immediately to be out in level par, but threading water. A dropped shot on the par five 10th hole looked fatal but he came home with all guns blazing. His birdie putt on the last went agonisingly close to deny him an astonishing seven 3’s to finish. His reward was four shots picked up in four holes to put him right back in contention. He currently lies in 8th position and tees off at 12.16pm with Ryan Palmer. A fast start and who knows!
Padraig continues his fine play in Scotland with a very pleasing follow up round of three under par 68 which leaves him at seven under par and in a tie for 11th place heading into the weekend. Five birdies and just two dropped shots made up a very solid looking card and he only trails the leader by four shots. His only blemish on the front nine came on the tough par four 8th hole while his only mistake coming home came at the par four 15th hole. A delightful deuce on the short par three 17th hole had him smiling and he will be well up for the challenge this weekend on familiar links terrain.
Padraig opens his account at the Renaissance Club with a very pleasing round of four under par 67. He got off to a slow start with an early dropped shot but picked up that shot on the par four 5th hole. The round came to life around the turn with three birdies in a row and he finished off the day with another birdie at the reachable par five 16th hole to sign for a 67. This leaves him in a tie for 13th spot with seven under par leading after day one. He tees off late Friday and will be hoping for more of the same!
Padraig plays this week at the Renaissance Club in Scotland for the abrdn Scottish Open. It is the second Rolex series event on the European Tour this season. A world class field has been assembled which is to expected as a prelude to the Open Championship next week. Rory McIlroy joins world number one, John Rham, alongside Justin Thomas as five of the worlds top ten play. Leading the home charge will be Ryder Cup hopeful, Robert MacIntyre. An event to saviour!
Tee Times – Thursday 8.40am and Friday 1.40pm with Richard Bland and Guido Migliozzi.