MacIntyre Tackles ‘Brutal’ Southerness To Feel At East On Hillside.

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European Tour rookie Robert MacIntyre found an ideal way to tune-in to again playing links golf with a practice round last Sunday at the famed Southerness Golf Club in Scotland.

MacIntyre produced a Betfred British Masters second round 68 to move to five-under par and highlighting his day’s work with an eagle ‘3’ at his 11th hole of this week’s host Hillside course.

And after missing the cut in last week’s Volvo China Open and getting back home on Saturday, MacIntyre decided to head to Southerness, and located on the Solway coast in the far left hand corner of the Scottish mainland.

“Playing Southerness on Sunday got me tuned-in to playing links golf while the round helped me also getting over a bit of jetlag, as well,” he said.

“So that has put me in good stead while in coming here on Monday I got in a proper practice round that helped my preparation and that has been key to my good start and hopefully it will continue.

“I was at Southerness and the club is actually pretty nice to me at the moment as whenever I want to go down there they afford me courtesy of the course which is really good of them.

“It’s a brilliant golf course and I think I have shot under par only two or three times (laughing) and the golf course goes into one of those categories of one of those brutal links courses.”

The 12th hole at Southerness Golf Club. (Photo – Southerness GC)

MacIntyre had graduated onto the main Tour thanks to a superb 2018 Challenge Tour season that saw the former Dumfries hotel worker win twice.

He’s already shown his enormous talent this year and making the halfway cut now in 11 of 13 new European Tour season events.

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