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Connor Syme eases into second round of Scottish Amateur

On a day when the Scottish summer offered four seasons in a matter of hours, the fancied players weathered the rain storms at Royal Aberdeen to ease through on day one of the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship.

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Drumoig's Connor Syme is bidding to add the Scottish Amateur title to his Australian Amateur victory earlier this year

Scottish Amateur promises to be tasty affair at Royal Aberdeen

While the absence of two of the leading lights is unfortunate - Grant Forrest has decided to recharge his batteries for two upcoming big events while Ewen Ferguson hasn’t fully recovered from a hand problem - this week’s Scottish Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen still promises to be a tasty affair.

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Isabelle Boineau holds the trophy after claiming victory in the Scottish Ladies' Open at Dundonald Links. Picture: Paul Severn

Isabelle Boineau beats nerves to win Scottish Ladies’ Open

France’s Isabelle Boineau overcame nerves to claim her first professional victory by a solitary shot from ­Linda Wessberg at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Ladies’ Open at Dundonald Links yesterday.

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Paul Broadhurst had two putts for victory at the 18th yesterday at Carnoustie and he celebrated after sinking the first of them to win the Senior Open Championship at the first attempt. Picture:: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Golden Oldie Paul Broadhurst wins Senior Open prize

Scotland has been good – make that very good – to Paul Broadhurst since he became a golfing goldie oldie. First, he made a winning over-50s debut in the Scottish Seniors Open at Archerfield Links last August. Now the Nuneaton man has tasted victory again at the first attempt, this time landing an even bigger prize, the £1.35m Senior Open.

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Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain lines up a putt at the 18th during the third day of the Senior Open Championship at Carnoustie .
Picture: Mark Runnacles/PA

Cigar is lit up but race isn’t over yet

What a pity that the number of players sharing the Carnoustie course record didn’t go into double figures. Having set up that opportunity with a majestic 5-iron from 200 yards to seven feet at the last, it would have been a fitting reward for a superb day’s work by Miguel Angel Jimenez if he’d joined the nine men, including Colin Montgomerie and Alan Tait, to have shot 64 on the venerable Angus links.

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Euan McIntosh will cap a remarkable comeback at Nairn.

10am round-up: Euan McIntosh wins Scotland cap at 47

Euan McIntosh will literally cap a remarkable comeback at Nairn next month when he bridges a 27-year gap to make his Scotland return in the Home Internationals at the age of 47.

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Swedens Jesper Parnevik waves as he finishes his second round at Carnoustie. Picture: Getty

Jesper Parnevik bounces back after bout with cage-fighters

He has undergone surgery on both hips, came close to severing a finger after it was caught in a boat winch, suffered cracked ribs in a Segway spill and arrived here with a sore back from working out with cage fighters. Yet, at the halfway stage in the £1.35 million Senior Open Championship, Jesper Parnevik is fighting fit and chasing more Swedish success on Scottish soil.

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Gwladys Nocera is targeting one of the three qualifying spots for next weeks Womens British Open. Picture: Getty

Early leader Gwladys Nocera hopes to strike gold in Ayrshire

Gwladys Nocera can’t wait to get to Rio to play for Team France in the Olympics next month. And after an opening round of five under par 67 over Dundonald Links yesterday, she hopes to travel to Brazil
as a two-time winner of the 
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Ladies’ Open.

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Great Britain & Ireland retained the St Andrews Trophy in Kent. Picture: Getty Images

9am Round-Up: GB&I retain St Andrews Trophy

Craig Watson was “absolutely delighted” as his Great Britain & Ireland captaincy started with a successful defence of the St Andrews Trophy in Kent.

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Catriona Matthew celebrates her appointment as a vice captain for the 2017 Solheim Cup with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and LET chief executive Ivan Khodabakhsh

Catriona Matthew looks certain for 2019 Solheim Cup captaincy

Catriona Matthew looks certain to be handed the honour of captaining Europe in a Solheim Cup on Scottish soil after being picked by Annika Sorenstam to assist the Swede for next year’s match in America.

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Jean Van de Velde closed with a double-bogey 6 at Carnoustie in the first round of the Senior Open. Picture: Getty Images

Carnoustie bites Jean Van de Velde once again

While Jean van de Velde is still adamant that he “loves Carnoustie”, his patience with the place has surely got to be wearing thin.

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Robert Arnott can't believe his putt at the last didn't drop at Carnoustie. Picture: Getty Images

Contrasting finishes for leading Scottish duo at Carnoustie

If Robert Arnott felt he’d “finished in ambulance”, Andrew Oldcorn played the toughest closing stretch in golf in a Rolls Royce as the pair shared the honour of being top Scots after day one in the Senior Open at Carnoustie.

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Woody Austin in action during the first round of the Senior Open at Carnoustie. Picture: Phil Inglis/Getty Images

‘Aquaman’ Woody Austin makes big splash at Senior Open

The sun may still have been out, but it was a wet finish to the opening round of the 
£1.35 million Senior Open Championship. First, we had two of the big guns, Tom Watson and Colin Montgomerie, dumping their approaches at the last into the Barry Burn. Then “Aquaman” broke out of the pack (or should that be swam to the surface?) to claim an outright lead at Carnoustie.

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Catriona Matthew has been selected by team captain Annika Sorenstam, right. Picture: Getty

Catriona Matthew named as vice captain for 2017 Solheim Cup

Catriona Matthew has been named by Annika Sörenstam as a vice-captain for next year’s Solheim Cup, a step that points to the North Berwick woman being groomed to succeed the Swede for the 2019 match at Gleneagles.

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Bank of Scotland relationship manager Derek Weir, left, toasts the revamp with Royal Burgess treasurer Jim Rigby. Picture: Chris Watt

Royal Burgess Golfing Society unveils £750,000 revamp

An Edinburgh golfing society that holds claim to be the oldest in the world has completed a £750,000 refurbishment of its facilities with support from Bank of Scotland.

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Henrik Stenson celebrates his Open Championship win at Royal Troon on Sunday. Picture: AP

Jesper Parnevik hails ‘King Henrik’

Jesper Parnevik has revealed how he made a mad dash through Heathrow so that he could watch Henrik Stenson take away his long-worn crown of being Sweden’s best-known male golfer.

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Bernhard Langer hits his approach to the 18th at Carnoustie in a practice round for the Senior Open. Picture: Getty Images

Age is no barrier to Carnoustie favourite Bernhard Langer

“What rules?” Bernhard Langer’s swift reply to it being pointed out to him that he continues to break them in an age sense in golf summed up perfectly why the 58-year-old is the favourite to repeat a 2010 Senior Open title triumph at Carnoustie and claim that over-50s prize for the third time overall on Sunday.

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Tom Watson receives honorary membership at Monifieth Links, where he hit his first shot in the UK in 1975. Pictures: Getty Images

‘New’ Turnberry shoots to top of Tom Watson’s Open venues

Colin Montgomerie is still firmly in the Carnoustie camp, insisting “this is the best of the nine courses on The Open rota with no weak hole out there”. But Tom Watson, the man who has a strong affinity with the Angus venue after making a winning Open Championship debut there, has had his eye turned by the “new Turnberry”. To the extent, in fact, that it has become the American’s No 1 course on that R&A list for the Claret Jug event.

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Cheyenne Woods, left, hopes to perform better in this years Scottish Open, while Paige Spirinac would love to play on the LET. Picture: Getty

Cheyenne Woods out to make her mark at ‘amazing’ Dundonald

Cheyenne Woods was pleasantly surprised to enjoy a bit of Scottish sunshine this week as she prepares for her second appearance at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open but has come prepared for the worst.

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Colin Montgomerie speaks to the media ahead of the Senior open Championship presented by Rolex at Carnoustie. Picture: Getty

Colin Montgomerie hopes Troon tussle can grow golf

Colin Montgomerie watched Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus inspire a new generation of golfers with their infamous “Duel in the Sun” at Turnberry in 1977.

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