Bradley visit thrills win­ners

Perthshire Advertiser - - THURSDAY’S TV - Sports Re­porter

Perth and Kin­ross County Golf Union com­mit­tee mem­bers and tro­phy win­ners Young Perth and Kin­ross County golfers were thrilled to re­ceive their tro­phies from Bradley Neil at the area’s an­nual prize­giv­ing.

Blair­gowrie’s for­mer am­a­teur cham­pion re­cently se­cured his Euro­pean Tour card af­ter a top 15 fin­ish on the Chal­lenge Tour.

County pres­i­dent Scott Michie con­grat­u­lated the 21-year-old on be­com­ing the first lo­cal pro to se­cure Tour sta­tus since Brian March­bank nearly 40 years ago.

He said: “We were de­lighted that Bradley found time on a hec­tic sched­ule to at­tend the prize-giv­ing.

“Not so long ago he was play­ing for the county and now he is pre­par­ing to play on the Euro­pean Tour.

“We have some tal­ented young­sters com­ing through the ranks in Perth and Kin­ross and Bradley’s suc­cess shows what can be achieved. He will be an in­spi­ra­tion to our young play­ers.”

Af­ter pre­sent­ing prizes, Bradley took part in a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion with lo­cal jour­nal­ist Gor­don Ban­ner­man, touch­ing on a range of topics.

He also joined in heart­felt trib­utes to long-time men­tor Bar­rie Dou­glas, the for­mer Perth and Kin­ross County stal­wart and Scot­land youth team man­ager, who passed away ear­lier this year.

Bradley is await­ing news of his first Tour event. He is cur­rently num­ber five on the re­serve list for Hong Kong but Mau­ri­tius could be his first out­ing af­ter step­ping up from the sec­ond tier tour at the sea­son’s fi­nale in Oman.

Blair­gowrie’s for­mer Scot­land in­ter­na­tional Glenn Camp­bell was pre­sented with the 2017 Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons tro­phy.

The county ex­ec­u­tive team thanked spon­sors the GS Group, the Blue Group and Stephen Gardiner Con­struc­tion for their sup­port dur­ing the sea­son.

Scott Michie (left), new pres­i­dent of the Perth and Kin­ross County Golf Union, pre­sented Glenn Camp­bell with the Match­play and Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons tro­phies

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