Jamieson Determined To Strike A Double Victory Blow For The Tartan ‘Old Boys’

Scott Jamieson is determined to strike a second straight victory blow for the Tartan ‘old guys’ to be lying second to lead the Tartan charge into the weekend rounds of the Hero Open at the Fairmont Resort near St. Andrews.

Jamieson posted a second-round bogey-free eight-under 64 to move to 14-under-par and just one adrift of American Sean Crocker, who continues to lead on the Torrance Course at 15-under.

Scott Jamieson all smiles after back-to-back bogey-free rounds at the 2022 Hero Open

Jamieson, and after a blemish-free opening 66, is the only player inside the top-10 not to have dropped a shot, and in a 36-hole effort that is his lowest two-round opener since sprinting to 15-under four months ago at the ISPS Handa Open of Spain.

And after prouldy making the halfway in his pair of PGA Tour events earlier this month in Kentucky and California, the 38-year-old Scot is looking to follow good friend, and fellow ‘old guy’ Richie Ramsay into this week’s winner’s enclosure.

Jamieson said: “I went through the ranks with Richie, and it was great seeing him win last week.

“It’s just nice to know the old guys can still get it done”.

The Florida-based Scot’s second day Fairmont showing was superbly capped in holing a 43-footer for birdie at the par-3 eighth hole, of the 17th of his round, and then sending a 20-footer into the cup for a birdie ‘3’ at the last.

He said: “I’ve been really good tee to green. Yesterday was a good start, would ever turn my nose up at six under but it felt like I’d left a lot out there. Today was better, I took advantage of some chances.

“It’s that kind of course, if you’re playing well, you will give yourself a lot of chances. You’ve got to stay patient.

“As things stand it certainly looks like we’ve had the better half of the draw. It’s nice to take advantage when that happens. We’ll see what the weekend brings”.

David Law is two shots back of Jamieson, producing an outward nine birdie blitz of seven birdies, with the pick in holing a 32-footer at his opening hole, in taking route 66 for a 13-under halfway tally.

Law said: “I was warming up on the range and didn’t feel I was hitting it that great but I then went out and holed a nice putt on my first hole – the tenth – then went on to make a load of birdies.

When I made a par on the first – my tenth – I thought to myself ‘that is the first one today’ and I don’t think I’ve done that before”.

And Ewen Ferguson superbly earned himself the distinction of the new Torrance course record of an 11-under-par 61, thanks to the CB Qatar Masters champ’s 11 birdies, a score that was a dozen shots less than day one before being joined with the record when big-hitting Springbok lefty Wilco Nienabar matched Ferguson’s feat.

 



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