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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Peterhead's Philip McLean leads stars

with a 69 in Jones Cup Invitational

Peterhead's Philip McLean, pictured by Cal Carson Golf Agency, had the round of his young life - a three-under-par 69 - to lead a star-studded field by two shots at the end of the first round of the Jones Cup Invitational tournament at Ocean Forrest Golf Club, Sea Island in Georgia.
The first round was threatened by inclement weather but play was never suspended. The
field played through rainshowers and heavy winds on the difficult Rees Jones lay-out which measures 7,321yd.
The average score for the 84 player field was 78 with only three players bettering par.
Ross Kellett (Colville Park) had a 79 for a share of 41st place.
James White (Lundin) is in joint 57th place afteer an 81 and Steven McEwan (Caprington) is lying 75th in a field of 83 players after a 75.
Par 72. 7,321yd
69 Philip McLean (Scotland).
71 Matt Nagy, Romain Wattel.
72 George Bryan, Henrik Norlander, Patrick Reed.
73 Blayne Barber, Hunter Hamrick.
74 Bud Cauley.
75 Byeong-Hun An, Harris English, Tom Lewis, Bryden McPherson, Nathan Smith, Bobby Wyatt.
Selected scores:
77 Jamie Abbott, James Frazer, Chris Paisley, James Robinson (jt 24th).
78 Victor Dubuisson.
79 Billy Hemstock, Ross Kellett (Scotland), Darren Renwick (jt 41st).
81 James White (Scotland) (jt 57th).
82 Oliver Farr (jt 62nd).
83 Stiggy Hodgson (jt 66th).
85 Steven McEwan (75th of 83).