Robertson completes wire-to-wire Scottish Young Pros win

Robertson completes wire-to-wire Scottish Young Pros win


Graeme Robertson certainly has the Midas touch these days. The Larbert man reeled off his third win in a row on the domestic circuit – and his fourth in a month -  as he swept to victory in the Scottish Young Professionals’ Championship at Haddington.

Having stamped his authority on the cherished old tournament by setting the pace from day one, Robertson completed an unwavering wire-to-wire victory to pick up the first prize of £1300 and move to the top of the Arnold Clark Tartan Tour's money-list.

The former Scottish amateur star, who was also a joint runner-up in the Northern Open at the start of the month, strung together closing day rounds of 67 and 66 for a 17-under aggregate of 267 and a four-shot win over Bathgate’s Joe Bryce.

Robertson had been holding a one stroke advantage over defending champion Dominic Bradburn at the halfway stage and doubled his lead during the morning’s third round with a four-under card.

By that stage, it was Bryce, another player who has found a rich vein of form recently, who was his nearest rival as a two-horse race developed.

Robertson staved off any threat, though, with another polished and purposeful display of front-running golf and five birdies in a tidy 66 saw him surge over the winning line.

Bryce leaked a shot early in his final round and despite recovering with an eagle and a birdie before the turn, he was tasked with the kind of daunting reeling in job that Captain Ahab faced when trying to land Moby Dick.

Bryce signed off with a 68 for 13-under while Bradburn’s title defence petered out with a closing 76 as he finished in a distant third on four-under.

Robertson will be hoping his fine run continues into next week when he will attempt to gain a place in the 150th Open at the 36-hole final qualifier.

On this form, you wouldn't bet against him.


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