Thursday, May 29, 2003

Scott Jamieson at last revealed the form that carried him to the final of the Scottish amateur championship last summer when he matched the par of 72 over the long and tough Karsten Creek course at Stillwater, Oklahoma (THURSDAY, USA TIME).
Jamieson, a student at Augusta State University and a member of Cathkin Braes Golf Club, had experienced horrendous scores of 86 and 80 to stand 22 over par at the end of 36 holes.
Scott still had a triple bogey blemish at the par-4 fourth and shots shed at the 6th and 17th but he produced five birdies, at the first, seventh, ninth, 11th and 12th to balance out the good and the bad news. His 54-hole tally is 238.
It was the turn of Jamieson's Augusta State team colleage, Olly Wilson from Mansfield, to plumb the depths in the third round. After shooting a first-round 70 to be in the top 10, the England international has been in free fall with scores of 79 and 86 for 235.
Wilson had two triple bogeys in his third round, at the seventh and ninth and two double bogeys, at the 12th and 16th in halves of 44 (eight over) and 42 (six over).
Leading British player going into the final round is David Skinns (Tennessee) from Lincoln. He had a very fine third-day score of four-under-par 68 for a seven-over tally of 223. Skinns had six birdies and two bogeys in halves of 32 and 36.
James Heath (Augusta State) from Surrey is on 232 after scores of 81, 75 and 76.
The average individual score through the first two rounds was 78.7.

222 David Skinns (Tennessee) 76 78 68.
232 James Heath (Augusta State) 81 75 76.
235 Oliver Wilson (Augusta State) 70 79 86.
238 Scott Jamieson (Augusta State) 86 80 72.
244 Ross McGowan (Tennessee) 87 84 73.