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Paul Lawrie, right, has already signed up young Scot Sam Locke, the Silver Medal winner in the Open Championship at Carnoustie. Picture: Kenny Smith/SNS

Paul Lawrie to become sports agent if foot surgery fails

“My name is Lawrie, Paul Lawrie”. No, the Aberdonian isn’t fancying himself as rival to Idris Elba to take over from Daniel Craig as the next James Bond. It does seem appropriate, though, given that his latest venture in the golfing world is as an agent.

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Great Britain pair Meghan Maclaren and Michele Thomson pose with their bronze medals at Gleneagles. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

Two medals for GB ‘underdogs’ at Gleneagles

So much for being the Great Britain “underdogs”. Michele Thomson and Megan MacLaren walked away with two medals – one silver and one bronze – from the inaugural European Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles. Add in picking up £31,285 each for those two successes and it was a week to remember for the personable pair.

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Michele Thomson, Connor Syme, Meghan Maclaren and Liam Johnston with their silver medals after the mixed foursomes stroke play event at the European Championships at Gleneagles. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

GB quartet wins silver in European Golf Team Championships

They say you never remember who finishes second, but the Great Britain quartet of Michelle Thomson, Meghan MacLaren, Liam Johnston and Connor Syme provided an example why that it is not necessarily the case in the inaugural European Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles.

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Michele Thomson, centre, and Meghan Maclaren fist bump after Thomson's great chip to the 18th and nerveless putt secured half a point for the British pair against Finland. Picture: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Michele Thomson’s heroics vindicate decision to quit the police

It was exactly the type of moment Michele Thomson had dreamt of when she decided to give up pounding the beat as a policewoman in Aberdeen to have a second crack as a professional golfer.
“You don’t get many chances
to win a gold medal in the police force,” said the 30-year-old, sporting a huge smile.

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Catriona Matthew plays out of a bunker on the eighth hole on the way victory, with partner Holly Clyburn, at Gleneagles yesterday. Picture: Getty

Catriona Matthew shines on another good day for GB at Gleneagles

It was the sort of nerveless display Catriona Matthew, the European captain, will be looking for from her players in the Solheim Cup at the same venue in just over a year’s time. Three crucial putts at the last three holes all confidently knocked in. Matthew has made a habit of rising to the challenge in her glittering career and did so again on the second day of the inaugural European Team Championships at Gleneagles.

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