Michael Stewart shoots a 66 on EuroPro Tour -
but still he is unattached
From The www.scottishgolfview.com website
By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Former Scottish boys' champion Michael Stewart, still without an attachment since he turned pro, shot a six-under-par 66 in the first round of this week's PGA EuroPro Tour event at Burhill Golf Club, Surrey.
The Ayrshire player, pictured, had eight birdies and two bogeys in halves of 34-32.
Surely there is a golf club in Scotland who could offer Stewart an attachment, with or without a retaining fee?
Bradley Neil, the former British amateur champion from Blairgowrie, is in the same boat as Stewart - no club attachment.
Any offers for Neil, then from any golf club in Scotland (or England, for that matter)?
It's funny how some players have no problem getting an attachment. For instance, Kevin McAlpine, now back playing competitively, has hitched up with the Kingsbarns Pro Academy and Comrie's Wallace Booth is now playing out of Glasgow club, Eastwood.
Stewart is lying third in the huge field, two shots behind a 64 from Greg Payne (Chobham) with Chris Lloyd (unattached) second on 65.
Next best Scots to Stewart are Fraser Moore (Glenbervie), Neil Fenwick (Dunbar), Jordan McColl (Kingsbarns Pro Academy) and late finisher Callum Macaulay (Tulliallan), all joint 28th on 71.
Only the leading 50 and ties after the second round will advance to the final round on Friday.
PGA EUROPRO TOUR
Burhill Golf Club, Surrey
LEADING FIRST ROUND SCORES
64 G Payne (Chobham)
65 C Lloyd (unatt)
66 M Stewart (unatt), R Edginton (Royal Wimbledon).
OTHER SCOTS' SCORES
71 F Moore (Glenbervie), N Fenwick (Dunbar), J McColl (Kingsbarns Pro Acad), C Macaulay (Tulliallan) (T28).
72 W Booth (Eastwood), C Lawrie (Paul Lawrie GC) (T58)
73 E Saltman (Archerfield), K McAlpine (Kingsbarns Pro Acad) (T77)
74 K Nicol (Paul Lawrie GC) (T103)
75 R Campbell (Falkirk), J Steven (Clydeway Golf), B Neil (unatt) (T121)
76 N Henderson (Renaissance), L Saltman (Archerfield), C O'Neil (Mearns Castle), Z Saltman (Archerfield), J Hendrick (Pollok) (T130).
78 J Henry (Clydebank and Dist), S Lawrie (Paul Lawrie GC) (T149).
83 S Borrowman (Dollar) (165th)