Scott Jamieson recorded a new course record at Wychwood Park in Crewe with a 65 to lead The ABC Solutions UK Championship on the PGA EuroPro Tour by three strokes at eight under with one round to go.
Jamieson (pictured) began the day one under after recording six birdies and five bogeys in his opening round of 71. But today he avoided dropping a shot, going through the front nine at three under and picking up four more birdies on the back nine, with his seventh of the day at 18 giving him a course record 65.
“I think I hit 15 greens today which I’m pleased with,” said the 25 year-old. “I had a lot more chances today and I wasn’t trying to save pars like I was yesterday so it was very pleasing.”
Jamieson sits in eighth spot in the Order of Merit and would all but seal a place in the top five should he add this title to his earlier play-off victory at The PartyPoker.com European Championship at Prince’s Golf Club in June, but said he is focusing on one round at a time before thinking about Challenge Tour cards.
“I’m not thinking that far ahead really as there are still a few tournaments to go. It’d be nice of course to be right up there with another win, but I’ve just got to keep doing what I have been doing tomorrow.”
The man Jamieson is chasing at the top of the money list is three strokes behind him in second spot at Wychwood Park. Order of Merit leader Daniel Brooks (Mill Hill) continues his fine form as he followed an opening round 69 with a second round of 70 – dropping just one shot to share second place going into the final round. Daniel Perrett (Clevedon/Purplegolf) was in second place after his opening round of 68 and remains there alongside Brooks after a one under 71 in his second round. James Ruebotham (Welwyn Garden City GC) is the third man in second spot, finishing with a birdie at the ninth to card a two under round of 70 with four birdies.
Encouraged by a hole-in-one in his opening round, Kevin Harper (East Devon) moved from his overnight position of three under to five under at the turn before dropping shots at the 12th and 17th. But a third birdie of the day at the last ensured he was in sight of Jamieson in a tie for fifth place at four under with Steven Parry (Bolton) who didn’t drop a shot in his second two under round of 70 of the tournament.
Matthew Evans (Rotherham) is one of four players tied in seventh spot at four under after a second round of 68. Starting on the back nine at one over, he moved to level par at the turn then claimed three birdies in the opening four holes of the home stretch. Joining Evans at three under is Adam Frayne (St Mellion), Jack Doherty (North Gailes) and Daniel Belch (Golf Analysis Ltd).
Overnight leader Barry Hume gave himself a mountain to climb after starting at five under but wiping four shots off that lead by the turn on the back nine. A birdie at the first stopped the rot but a fifth bogey of the day came at the fourth – with a birdie at the eighth taking him to two under for the tournament, where he is joined by Robert Hearty (Bromborough), Chris Hanson (Crosland Heath), Barrie Trainor (South County) and Michael Collins (Mallow Golf Range).
[url=http://europro.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/europro9/event/europro97/contest/1/leaderboard.htm]Fifty-two players made the cut at three under and live scoring from the final round of The ABC Solutions UK Championship from Wychwood Park will be available via this link tomorrow, where you can view the full Leaderboard.[/url]
Date Posted: 12/08/09, 8pm