St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson cards course-record 62 at Dunblane New

Callum Davidson, St Johnstone’s double Cup-winning manager over the past few months, is the new course-record holder at Dunblane New Golf Club.

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson holds the trophy after his team beat Hibs in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park in May. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images.
St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson holds the trophy after his team beat Hibs in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park in May. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images.

The former Scottish Youths’ international claimed the honour from 2011 Scottish PGA champion Alan Lockhart as he carded a seven-under-par 62.

The effort, which helped him win the stroke-play championship at the Stirlingshire club, included seven birdies, an eagle and two bogeys.

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“It is a hard course to score low on,” said Betfred and Scottish Cup-winning Saints boss Davidson, who has been a Dunblane New member for 34 years and plays off plus three.

“My uncle, Alec Wilson, held the course record for ages with a 64 and I have always wanted to beat him! The closest I had come before was a 65.

“I have hardly played any golf this year but managed to beat the record in windy conditions. I actually bogeyed 15 - the easiest hole on the course.”

The 44-year-old is a three-time champion at his local club.

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