Golf’s Jamieson on a run

EASTWOOD Golfer Scott Jamieson achieved his best ever finish at the Barclays Scottish Open this weekend.

The former Mearns Castle pupil was joint third, and the result means he will now be teeing it up at Royal St Georges this week for the Open Championship.

A birdie, birdie finish meant the golfer qualified for his first major and gave him his third top three of the season.

Jamieson is scheduled to tee off at 11.53 today alongside Chad Campbell and Kenneth Ferrie when play begins at Sandwich.

Because of his higher world ranking Jamieson qualified ahead of Chile’s Mark Tullo who also finished third.

The golfer had a string of top ten finishes and is leading in the race for the European tour rookie of the year award which was won by local golfer Marc Warren in 2006.

Jamieson is now cruising towards the world top 150 as his ranking moved from 203 to 158 after this week’s performance.

The latest result meant Jamieson picked up a cheque for €126,117 taking his total earnings for this year to €459, 650.

The event had begun well for Jamieson who shot a five under par 67 in round one for a share of the lead. In the second round he carded a 66 to hold onto the lead.

On the final day he was overtaken by Donald who fired home with a 63 to distance himself from the pack.

While Jamieson may be disappointed that he missed out his first European Tour victory it was only a few weeks ago that the golfer finished third in the BMW International Open and the Eastwood man has made a name for himself in the first half of the season.

Scott Jamieson became a Junior Member of Cathkin Braes at the age of 10.

His father, Peter, is a past Captain and five-times club champion and in 2009, the club made Scott an honorary member because of his achievements.