Thursday, June 21, 2007


Scotland's squad of four had a collective bad third day in the Toyota world boys' team golf championship at Chukyo Golf Club, Nagoya in Japan.
None of the 14 teams had a worse score than Scotland's mediocre, nine-over-par 222 for the third round - 10 shots more than their first and second day team scores.
Only bottom of the table Singapore also scored 222 today.
The Scots - James Byrne (Banchory), Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck), Paul Ferrier (Baberton) and Shaun McAllister (Craigielaw) - have slumped to 12th in the table with one day to go. Only Venezuela and Singapore are below them.
Their 54-hole aggregate of 646 is 30 shots behind leaders Sweden who are one shot ahead of the defending champions, Norway.
On the first two days, one Scotland boy scored in the 60s - par of the course is 71 - but in the third round, the lowest score the Scots could muster was a one-over 72 from Michael Stewart. Shaun McAllister, Paul Ferrier and James Byrne each returned a four-over 75.
Stewart is joint 17th in the individual standings with a three-round total of two-under-par 211. Byrne comes next in joint 22nd place on level par 213. McAllister is tied 50th on 224 and Ferrier is 55th in the field of 56 with a total of 232.