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Scotland king of the castle at Rochester

Zane Scotland wins Pro-Am with stunning seven-under-par score

European and Challenge Tour star Zane Scotland (Woodcote Park) provided a masterclass in sub-par golf, shooting a seven-under-par 64* to snatch victory in the Rochester & Cobham Pro-Am.

For his stellar performance Scotland picked up the winner’s cheque of £900. The two eagles and four birdies he made on the way to his winning score outclassed his rivals Jordan Godwin (Barnehurst) and Chris Gane (LefthandedGolf@Silvermere), who both carded five-under-par 66s for second place and cheques for £650.

Zane was in the mood to celebrate, saying, “Playing the big tour events is great, but it’s always makes for a terrific day out from the office when you’re asked to play in a PGA Pro-Am, especially at a course like Rochester & Cobham. The club puts on a great day for everyone, and the course was immaculate. I’m certainly looking forward to another opportunity like this!”

Scotland’s round got away to a good start when he eagle the par five third. He followed this with birdies at the fifth and the eighth to reach the turn in four-under-par. A birdie at the 10th got him to five-under, but an uncharacteristic dropped shot at the 15th didn’t help matters.

Scotland then unleashed a fantastic finish with an eagle at the par four 17th and a birdie at the last that lifted him to a seven-under-par finish and two shots clear of the rest of the field.

Local favourite Godwin was also four-under at the turn, and two more birdies at the 10th and 11th put him right in contention. A damaging bogey at the 12th was immediately repaired with a birdie at the next hole to keep him on six-under, but a dropped shot at the last spoiled his chances and put him back into a share of second place with Chris Gane.

Starting at the 10th, the Silvermere left-hander, Gane went birdie, bogey, birdie through the 12th, 13th and 14th, and then added two more at the 17th and 18th to reach three-under-par. Birdies on the trot at the third and fourth that got him to five-under-par with six holes to go encouraged hopes of him challenging Scotland’s score, but pars meant Gane finished on a very respectable 66 to tie with Godwin.

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