05/20/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/21/2019 11:36
20 May 19
Greg Daziel, the 2017 Scottish Boys' Amateur Champion, showed he was capable of overcoming setbacks in winning the Birdietime PGA Assistants' Championship qualifier at Cowglen Golf Club.
Having opened his round with a bogey, the 18-year-old responded with two birdies. And when he experienced another blip at the par-four sixth hole, his response was even more emphatic.
Daziel, who is attached to Scott Clelland Golf Technology at Hayston Golf Club near Glasgow, went birdie, eagle, birdie to be four-under-par at the turn.
His negotiation of the back nine was less eventful. A birdie at the par-four 13th was cancelled out by a bogey at the last but his four-under-par round of 66 was sufficient to repel a late challenge from Fraser Davren of Caldwell Golf Club.
Unlike Daziel, Davren found the back nine a fertile source of birdies after reaching the turn in one-over.
He followed up with five birdies but a bogey at the par-five 14th wrecked his victory chances and he had to settle for second place a shot behind Daziel.
The pair will meet again in the 54-hole final at Pleasington, Lancashire, in late July and early August which, sponsored by Birdietime, carries a £32,000 prize fund with £5,000 going to the winner.
They will be joined there by 11 others who booked their places in the PGA in Scotland qualifier, a group that includes Adam Wills of Kingsknowe Golf Club.
Wills, an Englishman, won a play-off involving five others to claim the last qualifying spot. The other qualifiers are: Scott Ross (Turnhouse Golf Club), Matthew Reid (Gleneagles), Mike McNally ( Murrayfield Golf Club), James Steven (Pumpherston Golf Club), Ian Redford (Gailes Golf & Leisure), Cameron Donaldson (Craigielaw Golf Club), Thomas Higson (Gleneagles), James Caldwell (Kilmarnock (Barrassie) Golf Club, Michael Bacigalupo (Glen Golf Club) and Christopher Curran (Bathgate Golf Club).
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