Scottish Boys Championship first round

Fog may have delayed play on the opening morning of the Scottish Boys Championship in Dunbar but round one has been completed on a sunny day two.

The field from across Scotland and beyond included many players from the Scottish Golf Development Centre programme, three of whom are familiar faces from their time as official score board carriers at The Ryder Cup last September - Rory Henderson , Conor MacCallum, and Daragh Cuddihy.

We caught up with Daragh after he made his way into the second round 3 & 1. The Greenock teenager said: “I lost in the third round last year to Colin Edgar at the 19th which was frustrating

I’d like to be here by Friday this week, to keep me away from my study books for French and Maths exams a little longer!

Daragh, who is heading to the University of Stirling, hopefully on a golf scholarship, was really inspired by his experience inside the ropes at Gleneagles, and in the WC queue! He continued:

“The Ryder Cup was amazing.  I was out carryboarding for Martin Kaymer, Thomas Bjorn, Jordan Spieth, and Patrick Reed on the Saturday. I stood so close to them.

"I remember waiting to go to the toilet on the ninth and Padraig Harrington was ahead of me in the toilet and Jordan Spieth was in the queue behind me!

“It is my best golf memory, having the opportunity to take inspiration from these guys.

"I’m 17, Spieth  is 21 and look at where he is.  It’s where you aspire to get to one day. I’m trying to go as far as I can in the game, I’ll take it as it comes.”

The Scottish Boys Championship continues until Saturday 11 April at Dunbar Golf Club. Good luck to all ClubGolfers past and present in the next rounds!

You can follow the results on the Scottish Golf website

Daragh was joined by his coach Derek Watters when carryboarding at Gleneagles.

Scottish Boys Championship photo: Courtesy of SGU/Kenny Smith.


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