Champions of Golf players Scott Jamieson, Marc Warren and Graeme Storm all featured heavily over the weekend at St Andrews as the European Tour headed to the east coast of Scotland for the magnificent Alfred Dunhill Links Championship once again.
Originally the Dunhill Cup, this well established event attracted some greats from the world of golf and celebrity as unlike any other tournament, the professionals are all paired with an amateur for the opening three rounds (St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie) where each pair compete in the team competition as well as the professionals individual competiton at each course. Then the final top 60 professionals are 'cut' from the field as normal and they battle it out for the magnificent trophy over the final round; 18 holes at the home of golf, the Old Course at St Andrews.
Once again the town of St Andrews played a wonderful host to this prestigious tournament which featured the likes of Ernie Els, Charl Schwartzel and Darren Clarke as well as Sir Steve Redgrave, Hugh Grant and Tim Henman to name but a few.
The Champions of Golf stable secured their births in the weekend as Marc and Scott finished on 14 under par and 13 under par respectively, with the cut coming at 9 under par Graeme also made it safely through one stroke better at 10 under and all perfectly placed for a weekend charge.
Despite the last days difficult playing conditions Marc and Graeme secured a tie for 35th position and Scott, recording a final round 68, moved into a tie for 17th position, his best ever finish in the event on home soil.
Both Marc and Scott cemented their top 30 positions on the European Tour Race to Dubai Order of Merit and will be hoping to round off their imperious seasons in style as they go to Dubai in search of the tours ultimate prize. Graeme also moved up the Order of Merit rankings to 69th position and is hoping for a strong finish in two weeks time at the regular season ending tournament; the Portugal Masters, won by his close friend Shane Lowry last year, a solid performance will lift Graeme into the top 60 and take him to Dubai for the first time in his career.
Marc and Scott will this week be representing team Great Britain and Ireland as they take on a Continental European team at Saint Nom La Breteche in the Seve Trophy as the European Tour takes a week off. You can watch all of the live action unfold on Sky Sports from Thursday 3rd October.
The best of luck to both lads in France and to the rest of the Champions of Golf stable in the final throws of their golfing seasons for 2013.