9am Round-Up: Craig Ross shares lead in European Amateur

Kirkhill's Craig Ross sits on seven-under in Estonia after rounds of 70 and 67.

Kirkhill's Craig Ross sits on seven-under in Estonia after rounds of 70 and 67.

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Craig Ross shares the lead at the halfway stage in the European Individual Amateur Championship in Estonia, where Robert MacIntyre and Grant Forrest are also in the top 10 with two rounds to go.

Kirkhill player Ross followed up an opening 70 with a 67 to sit on seven-under, sharing tpop spot with German Thomas Rosenmuller, England’s Gian-Marco Petrozzi and Adrian Meronk from Poland.

Ross, winner of the South African Amateur Championship earlier in the year, signed for six birdies in his second round at Estonian Golf Club.

Glencruitten left-hander MacIntyre (72-66) is sitting joint-fifth on six-under, with Craigielaw’s Forrest a shot behind in a share of eight after rounds of 69 and 70.

Three other Scots - Sandy Scott, Connor Syme and Jamie Savage - survived the cut as it fell at one-under.

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Scotland continued to suffer mixed fortunes in the Girls’ and Women’s Home Internationals at Conwy in North Wales.

After two wins, the latest being a 6-3 victory over defending champions England, the Scottish girls’ team now face Ireland in a title decider today.

The Scots were 2.5-0.5 up after the morning foursomes before Shannon McWilliam, Jillian Farrell and Hazel McGarvie all delivered decisive singles successes.

In contrast, the women’s team suffered their second disappointment of the week as they went down 6-3 to the same opponents.

It had looked promising after a 2-1 win in the morning session only for England to take the singes 5-1, with Heather Munro’s 4&2 victory at the bottom of the order sparing the Scots from an afternoon whitewash.

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Scotland had to settle for second spot in the Boys’ Home Internationals after the defending champions lost 9-6 to England in a title decider at Ballyliffin in County Donegal.

The Scots left themselves with a mountain to climb after losing the morning foursomes 4-1 before battling to a 5-5 share of the singles.

Afternoon winners for a team that had Scott Knowles as its non-playing captain were Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links), Darren Howie (Peebles), Michael Lawrie (Deeside) and Matthew McCulloch (Portpatrick).

“The boys really battled hard, but, unfortunately, we left ourselves too much to do after losing the foursomes 4-1,” said Knowles.

“With nine holes to go we still had a chance, our boys threw everything at them but they held us off and congratulations to England.”

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Falkirk’s Ryan Campbell heads into today’s final round of the PGA EuroPro Tour’s World Snooker Golf Masters five shots off the lead at Army Golf Club.

Campbell followed up an opening 70 with a 71 at the Aldershot venue, where Englishman Chris Gane leads the title race after rounds of 69 and 67.

Helped by a second-round 67, Dunbar’s Neil Fenwick sits six shots off the lead, as does Callum Macaulay (69).

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Bradley Neil made one of his best starts of the season to sit just three shots off the lead in the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson.

The Blairgowrie man carded a three-under-par 69 as German Alexander Knappe set the pace with a 66 at Katrineholms GK.

Another Scot close to the lead is Madrid Challenge winner Duncan Stewart after he also broke par with a 70.

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