Perth pro Danny Young is chasing a passport to The Challenge Tour.
Victory with a stunning 12 under par finish at the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters in Aviemore hoisted the long-time Craigie Hill member to fourth in the PGA EuroPro Tour rankings, with the top five players stepping-up to the next level at the end of the season.
In-form Danny (27) also led the way at the 2019 Gleneagles International Pro-Am.
This week, Danny, who narrowly missed out on a place at The Open in Royal Portrush, brought the Scottish Masters trophy to The Hill, where he was greeted by former club captain and long-time sponsor Athole McDonald, managing director of Kilmac.
Danny is having a fabulous season and we are all watching his progress with interest.Athole said: “Danny is having a fabulous season and we are all watching his progress with interest.
“He enjoys very close ties to The Hill and to Kilmac.
“So we are delighted that Danny has accepted the invitation to be the club’s guest of honour and play at the Men’s Open event on August 17.”
Lynn University graduate Danny, who is backed by Kilmac, Stephen Gardiner Construction and Kingsbarns, has been a Craigie Hill member since his schooldays.
“I have fond memories of Craigie Hill. I don’t know how many hours I spent here as a youngster.
“It’s always great coming back because everyone is so friendly.
“I’m delighted to help the club out whenever I can. I’m looking forward to the Men’s Open.
“My name is on the trophy and, who knows, I might finally manage to break 60 after a few rounds where I have equalled the record.
“The greens here are as good as any I have played on all season. The greenkeeper Stuart Robertson does an incredible job.
“It’s good to see members and sponsors like Kilmac doing so much to try and keep the club healthy. I hear advance ticket sales are going very well for the music festival featuring Fish and the RBs on August 31.”
Danny is eying-up Q-School at the end of the season but he has plenty on his plate before then.
“I have been playing well for a couple of months now and it’s nice to have a couple of trophies out of it.
“Aviemore is the highlight, definitely. Winning on Tour was my aim and having done it you want more.
“It was good to keep the form going at Gleneagles. It was a great event to play in and it was a nice that the team won – Mark Kummerer, Brian McCulloch and Martin Maher are members at Gleneagles and Auchterarder.
“The plan now is to keep moving forward and stay in that top five. We have six or seven events left.
It is nowhere near job done. There’s plenty to play for and I am trying to catch the guys in front of me in the Order of Merit.“It is nowhere near job done. There’s plenty to play for and I am trying to catch the guys in front of me in the Order of Merit.
“My next EuroPro events are down south at Mannings Heath and Frilford Heath. I have played both courses before and they are excellent.”
Danny was thrilled to see pal Bob MacIntyre enjoy a top 10 finish at Royal Portrush in his debut season on the European Tour.
“It’s great seeing Bob doing so well. All the Scottish guys are rooting for each other and pushing one another on.
“I know Bob and another European Tour winner, David Law, well from our Scottish Amateur days.
“It’s great for Scottish Golf and their success is nice to see.
“They both sent me nice messages when I won at Spey Valley.”
Golfers wanting to play in the Craigie Hill Men’s Open or September 20 Senior Open should contact Craigie Hill.
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