Hole in one kills Ross’s cup dream
Kirkhill golfer Craig Ross was left in a state of shock after being knocked out of the Gents Scottish Amateur Championships by a hole in one at the 20th hole.
The Cambuslang man and eventual finalist Ryan Lumsden were tied after 18 holes following a great round from both players.
But as Lumsden teed off from the 20th his ball from 155 yards dropped into the hole. Ross was left with a sinking feeling and knew he would be exiting the competition at the last eight stage. He said:“Both of us had a great game. It was really tight right from the start, nobody ran away with it or made any mistakes.
“So it was just a bit of a shock to the system, I’ve never seen it happen and never had it happen to me.
“I just didn’t know what to say about it.
“It wasn’t a long par three, it was quite short, so it was still possible to hole it but it would be just pure luck if I was to hit it and hole it as well.”
Ross and fellow Kirkhill member Lewis Irvine, who was knocked out in the second round, are now preparing for the Home Internationals this month.
Gutted Craig Ross