Golf: Season’s best finish for Andrew McArthur
Andrew McArthur claimed his highest finish of the 2012 European Challenge Tour season at the English Challenge after a two-under par round of 70 left the Lanark golfer in a tie for 29th spot on four under par.
The 33-year-old had a steady two-under par back nine to thank after reaching the turn in level par courtesy of two birdies and two bogeys, before birdies on the 14th and 16th helped him finish as the best placed Scot at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa, near Colchester, Essex.
Raymond Russell was a shot back after a one over par 73 left him tied for 44th while Paul Doherty finished tied 57th after a three over par final round of 75.
Chris Paisley, meanwhile, claimed his maiden Challenge Tour title as a one under par final round of 71 left the Englishman two shots clear of compatriot Francis McGuirk on 16-under par.
The 26-year-old entered the final day with a three-shot lead after an incredible third round in which an albatross two at the par-five 16th put him into pole position which he maintained to record his first tour victory.
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