Host Paul departs from the second round of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay tournament, beaten by fellow Scotsman, Chris Doak.
Chris Doak is through to the last 16 of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay after scraping past the tournament’s host, Paul Lawrie, one up, in a thrilling encounter at Murcar Links, in Scotland.
Chris was thrilled at the result;
“It is fantastic to beat anybody, but Paul being such a good player and being the host, it is a little bit extra special I guess.”
“I have not really played my best and Paul certainly did not play his best today.”
“But I am getting there and building confidence, which is the main thing. It is good to go to the next round.”
Paul was obviously very upset at the outcome, he wanted to go further into the tournament where he is the host;
“I am obviously disappointed. Gutted. But I did not play very well today.”
“I hit the ball really poorly and struggled all day with ball striking. I did not hole any putts that I had to hole to be fair and Chris did.”
“Both of us played pretty poor. If it had been a match of ball striking today, it would have been a spectacle to be fair.”
“It was pretty poor in places. He has holed three or four putts that you have to hole to keep matches going when you are up or when you are one or two ahead.”
“So fair play. He is the boy that is going to be playing tomorrow and deserves to be playing tomorrow.”
“Obviously I wanted to be a little bit further this week. I felt I was playing good and in control of my game, but today I kind of just did not have it.”
Another Scotsman though to the next round is Marc Warren, he progressed after beating Fabrizio Zanotti 3 and 2 .
Marc was really happy with his performance.
“I played really good.”
“Really solid tee to green again and finished off with two really good putts on 15 and 16.”
Englishman Chris Wood was the first man to confirm his spot in the last 16, thanks to his second 5 and 4 win of the week, he needed just two and a half hours to beat Spain’s Jorge Campillo.
The number one seed in the tournament, England’s James Morrison was beaten 2 and 1 today by Sweden’s Johan Carlsson.