Ferguson Again Battling Migraines In Having To WD From Dunhill C’DShip

Affable Scot Ewen Ferguson had ended his year on a double disappointing note with migraines forcing him out ahead of the second round of the year-ending Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

Ferguson, 27, had battled his way through an opening 78 but still didn’tĀ feel well ahead of his early morning second day tee-off on the Leopard Creek course at Malelane.

Scot Ewan Ferguson – Image DP World Tour

It’s a second time this year migraines has forced the Scot out of an event while adding to Ferguson’s poor South African visit was missing the cut last week in his opening event of his 2023/24 season.

Ferguson had the same concern in withdrawing from this year’s Made in Himmerland, and spoke of the issue ahead of the Genesis Scottish Open.

“It looks like something is floating across my eye, so I had that kind of Wednesday and Thursday in the Pro-Am. I woke up on Thursday, the weather was terrible and that was going and I was like, kind of stressed. So I pulled out, which is a shame.

“It troubles me at random times in the year. That’s why I wear sunglasses all the time when I’m playing.

“Laser surgery? My pain threshold is not that good, so… I don’t think I can do that.

“My eyes are good now. I’ve had some sleep and I wore my specs for a few days, so I’m all in good shape.”

Fellow Scott Jamieson, who shared fourth spot heading into day two, posted a shock 76 to just make the cut right on the one-under mark.

And Scot-born South African Doug McGuigan, 53, was the very last into the weekend signing for 70 to join Jamieson while Aberdonian David Law shot a 73 to end his year at one-over.

South African Casey Jarvis, thanks to a pair of 67s, heads the field by a shot at 10-under.

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