Wednesday, July 08, 2015

EUROPEAN MENS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - McDonald best for Scots on opening day

Jack McDonald
Best for Scots on day one
Despite a two under par round from Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barasie), Scotland are on the brink in their bid to qualify for the top flight of the 2015 European team Championships following the opening round of strokeplay qualifying on Tuesday 7th  July at Halmstad Golf Club, Sweden.

Scotland lie in ninth place on 367 after round one. Though McDonald and Grant Forrest both returned scores under par, the other four members of the team struggled, and now face an uphill battle to make the top eight for the Matchplay stages.

With five of the six scores counting towards the team total, the Scotland team scores were :-
Jack McDonald (70), Grant Forrest (71), Greig Marchbank (75), Ewen Ferguson (75),
Graeme Robertson (76), Connor Syme (77) 

The present team standings after the opening round are :-

354 - France, Denmark
355 - Ireland

356 - Germany
360 - Italy, Spain
364 - England
365 - Wales
367 - Scotland
369 - Sweden, Netherlands
373 - Czech Republic
385 - Switzerland
405 - Poland

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