“I’m not sure where that round has come from,” said the 25-year-old Motherwell man, who has missed the cut in his last five tournaments. “I feel like a good week could turn my season around, whether it’s this week or in the next few weeks.
“If I can keep believing in it, my season can change in a heartbeat. At the start coming to this tour, it was all new to me and I thought, ‘These guys are good’. But I feel like I can compete here and today gave me a bit more belief that I can shoot these numbers out here.”
Meanwhile, Dave Coupland beat Sebastian Garcia Grout in a play-off to win the MarHall.com Scottish Classic on the 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour. Both finished the week 11-under-par to force the play-off on the 18th.
Coupland and Garcia would have been joined on the extra hole by James Maw (Abbeydale) had he not bogeyed the last to end ten-under. Maw finished tied third on ten under alongside Craigielaw’s Shaun McAllister, who was left to rue a two-stroke penalty on the seventh. He removed a leaf from a bunker before playing his shot, turning a birdie into a bogey.
l Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) achieved a hole-in-one with a 9-iron at the 140-yard third hole in the morning foursomes at St Annes Old Links as Scotland lost 5-4 to Wales to finish as wooden spoonists in the Girls Home Internationals.
l American George Zahringer posted a final-round 74 for a one-shot victory in the Seniors Open Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen. The 60-year-old had set out one shot behind Garth McGimpsey and Patrick Tallent but his five-over 218 total was good enough to finish one ahead of Tom Brandes.