Former Scottish Amateur Golf International Conor O’Neil of Pollok, now representing Mearns Castle Golf Academy, carded the best score by a Scottish player in the 2014 Open championship regional qualifying round at Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh.

O’Neil, fired a four-under-par 67 to finish second, four strokes behind Norwegian Kristian Johannessen.

Johannessen, carded a round of -8, 63, to lead the eight qualifiers for the Open Final Qualifying by four shots.

Qualifiers (Par 71):-

63 Kristian Johannessen (Norway)
67 Conor O’Neil (Mearns Castle)
69 Tom Higson (Gleneagles), Colin Baird (Bothwell Castle) (am), Kevin Loughrie (Cambuslang) (am), Paul McKechnie (Braid Hills), Grahem Rankin (Drumpellier
70 Elliot Saltman (Archerfield Links)

Selected Non-Qualifiers:-

70 Graeme Robertson (Glenbervie) (am)
71 Philip McLean (Paul Lawrie GC), Neil Fenwick (Dunbar), Greg McBain (Paul Lawrie GC), Alasdair McDougall (Elderslie) (am)


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