Hole in one kills Ross’s cup dream

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Mur­ray Spooner

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

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