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Porteous ends long wait for major title

4th June 2013

Porteous ends long wait for major title

Garrick Porteous
Northumberland's Garrick Porteous became the third Englishman in the last five years to claim the Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship when he won the title by four strokes at Southerness.

On the sunny Solway Firth, Porteous further boosted his Walker Cup hopes by following up his second place in the Welsh Stroke Play with his first major success after leading by one at the halfway stage.

A final round 68 saw him finish on 277, one over par, four ahead of England team-mate Callum Shinkwin and the Irish pair of Dermot McElroy, who eagled the last for a best-of-the-day 67, and Richard O'Donovan.

With first round leader Nathan Kimsey finishing a shot further back on 282, England had three players in the leading five.

With the wind picking up on the final day after comparatively calm conditions, Porteous forged ahead when others were finding scoring difficult.

Notes for Readers:-
England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England.
England Golf was formed on 1st January 2012 following the merger of the English Golf Union Ltd. and the English Women's Golf Association and is one of the largest sports governing bodies in England looking after the interests of over 1,900 golf clubs and 770,000 men and women club members.

Responsible for the training of the country's top amateur golfers, England Golf also organises all the major English amateur championships. England Golf works to actively encourage new golfers and increase the continued interest and participation in golf through its golf development initiative ‘Get into Golf'.

England Golf is a member of The England Golf Partnership (EGP) together with the PGA and supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England. Their Whole Sport Plan for golf identifies how England will achieve its vision of becoming ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020' from grass roots right through to elite level.

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