Haggs Castle Man Hume Triumphs In Welsh Open Strokeplay

Amateur dramatics: Barry Hume won the Welsh Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship at Harlech (Picture: Kenny Smith)

Amateur dramatics: Barry Hume won the Welsh Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship at Harlech (Picture: Kenny Smith)

Barry Hume showed he is more than a match for the full-time campaigners as he claimed his biggest success since being reinstated to the unpaid ranks with victory in the Welsh Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship title at Royal St David’s.

On a leaderboard peppered with Scots, the 34-year-old Haggs Castle player, who returned to the amateur game in 2013 after a stint in the professional scene, reeled off rounds of 67, 66, 66 and 69 for an eight-under aggregate of 276.

Hume, who won the Scottish Amateur Championship in 2001 and now runs his own US football scholarship recruitment firm, won by two shots from compatriot Craig Howie, the former Scottish Boys champion.

Hume, one of the domestic game’s brightest talents in his early years, earned a recall to the Scotland amateur team last season and his competitive instincts remain as sharp as ever. Despite a final round which included four bogeys and a double-bogey over the rigorous Harlech links, the experienced Glasgow man staved off his rivals.

Peebles youngster Howie closed with final day rounds of 66 and 68 to claim the runners-up spot while Cawder’s Calum Fyfe shared third on 271 after a 70 and a 67. Sandy Scott, last year’s Scottish Boys Strokeplay champion, surged up the field with a third round 62 before closing with a 68 to finish in a tie for fifth.

This article first appeared over at Evening Times.

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