A step up the ladder on the cards for Scots

Ross Kellett. Picture: Getty
Ross Kellett. Picture: Getty
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TWO Scottish players – Paul Robinson and Ross Kellett – are in with a chance of securing their PGA EuroPro Tour cards in style today.

Competing in the final of the third-tier circuit’s Qualifying School at Frilford Heath, both players made significant thrusts in the second round.

In Robinson’s case, a seven-birdie 67 effort moved the Largs-attached player to eight-under and tied for the lead with 18 holes to go.

Kellett, who played out of Colville Park as an amateur but is flying the Aberdeen Asset Management banner as a fledgling pro, did even better at the Oxfordshire venue. His six-under-par 66, which contained an eagle and six birdies, was one of the rounds of the day and moved him into a tie for seventh on five-under.

All the players left standing have secured cards, which means Aberdour’s Scott Crichton could well be playing his last round as an amateur today. He’s just outside the top ten on four-under following a brace of 70s, with Caldwell pro Chris Caldwell, sitting on three-under, also on course to secure a decent card.

Despite following up his opening 67 with a 75, Inchmarlo’s Paul Cormack also safely survived the 36-hole cut. But Paul Lawrie’s son Craig as well as John Henry, younger brother of Scott, were among those to miss out.