Galbraith sneaks top-10 finish in Scottish Amateur
 John Ross Galbraith (Whitehead). Picture:  Pat Cashman

John Ross Galbraith (Whitehead). Picture: Pat Cashman

Liam Johnston won the Carrick Neill Scottish Men’s Open Championship as the Irish enjoyed a hit-and-miss week at Western Gailes.

While Rowan Lester, Colin Fairweather, Colm Campbell and Jordan Hood missed the cut, Whitehead’s John Ross Galbraith carded rounds of 69 and 71 on Sunday to jump from 22nd to eighth on two-under-par.

He finished seven strokes behind Johnston, who held a share of the overnight lead with Craig Howie and shots rounds of 69 and 71 to win by two strokes from Hoylake’s Matthew Jordan on nine-under par.

Laytown and Bettystown's Thomas Mulligan, 15th at halfway, closed with a brace of 75s to end up tied 30th on seven over with Naas’ Conor O’Rourke two shots further back in 34th after another roller-coaster day that saw him following an 81 with a 68.

His clubmate Jonathan Yates was 36th on 11-over.

Carrick Neill Scottish Men's Open Championship, Western Gailes (Par 71)

Detailed scores

 

1 JOHNSTON, Liam(Dumfries & County Golf Club)  69 66 69 71 275
2 JORDAN, Matthew (Royal Liverpool Golf Club)  72 66 69 70 277
T3 HOWIE, Craig (Peebles Golf Club)  71 64 70 74 279
T3 MICHELUZZI, David (Australia)  67 68 69 75 279
5 SYME, Connor(Drumoig Golf Club)  66 70 72 72 280
T6 CHARMASSON, Clément (France)  71 72 71 67 281
T6 LAMB, Matthew (Hexham Golf Club)  69 73 72 67 281
8 GALBRAITH, John-Ross (Whitehead) 73 69 69 71 282
T30 MULLIGAN, Thomas (Laytown & Bettystown) 67 74 75 75 291
T34 O’ROURKE, Conor (Naas) 79 65 81 68 293
T36 YATES, Jonathan (Naas) 73 71 78 73 295

Missed the cut

MC LESTER, Rowan  (Hermitage)  71 74 145
MC FAIRWEATHER, Colin  (Knock)  76 72 148
MC CAMPBELL, Colm  (Warrenpoint)  75 73 148
MC HOOD, Jordan (Galgorm Castle)  74 76 150.