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GEORGE COWAN won golf’s PGA Optical Express Tour event at Duddingston then revealed how playing the Capital as an amateur had helped him pull off a Border raid.
The Newcastle player beat Ross Cameron (Saltire Energy) in a play-off to claim the £1800 top prize after the pair finished locked together on two-round totals of 136, eight-under-par.
Scott Grieve, a two-times Duddingston junior champion, returned to his old stomping ground yesterday to make his presence felt in the opening round of the latest PGA Optical Express Tour event.
On a day when the majority of players in the field were singing the praises of the Edinburgh course – both in terms of its layout and condition – Grieve produced a flawless five-under-par 67 to sit in a four-way share of second place, one shot behind pacesetter Greig Hutcheon.
FOCUS. How many times have we seen this word printed in the sports pages of our national newspapers?
Managers focus on their rivals and players focus on the next game. However, what happens when a manager’s ‘focus’ becomes a little blurred? Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson wasted no time in investing in a pair of glasses when he discovered that his vision wasn’t what it used to be.
GARETH Wright and David Patrick both had Optical Express doubles in their sights at Duddingston today.
Winners already this season of events sponsored by the opticians and run by the PGA, they were in contention heading into the second and final round of the latest one.
Duddingston Golf Club in Edinburgh will host the fourth “Optical Express PGA Tour” event of 2012, on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th June.
With a field of over 100 players, the Duddingston tournament has attracted the highest number of entries so far in this series, and again there is a mixture of Challenge, EuroPro and Tartan Tour players in the draw.