Marc Warren makes it into the semi’s of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play tournament in Scotland.
Second seed Marc Warren needed an eagle on the 19th hole to secure his spot in the semi-finals of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play on Saturday evening, at the Murcar Links Golf Club , defeating Tyrrell Hatton in the play-off.
Marc’s approach shot on the 19th took one bounce before diving into the hole;
“To be fair it was one of the most bizarre matches I have ever been involved in.”
“It started on the first with poor tee shots from both of us into a bunker and he ended up holing out from 100 yards for a birdie.”
“He hit two other chips in after that, one into 18 to go to extra holes and I guess it was just my turn at the 19th to hole out.”
“It was a good tee shot and I holed it from 59 yards. Yeah, I do not really know what to say. It was just really bizarre from start to finish.”
“Well what an afternoon that was! Disappointing to lose but a great match to be apart of, hopefully I’ve done enough now to get in the USPGA!
Kiradech Aphibarnrat recovered from a shaky start to beat Michael Hoey 2 and 1 and to progress to the semi finals, where he will meet Marc.
David Howell was the first man to qualify for the final four when he beat fellow Englishman Chris Wood 5 and 4.
David is looking forward to being in the final;
“Obviously we all want to be in the final and we all want to win this championship.”
“It has been a joy to play and everyone has enjoyed the match play. It is the first time in many years we have had it on the Tour.”
“I have enjoyed it and I know all the guys have. I would like to get to that final and have a chance to win.”
“I am looking forward to tomorrow (Sunday) and hopefully I can get the job done.”
David will meet Robert Karlsson in the semi finals, he beat the home fans favorite, Richie Ramsay, one up.
Robert holed from 50 feet for birdie across the 16th green to take the lead for the first time in the match, and hung on to the end;
“It was nice, I played reasonably well.”
“I got a little behind in the beginning but he played great, so there was not much I could do. I kept going and made some good putts.”
“At the end, a couple of bonus ones went in, but that happens.”