Despite his best efforts, Jonathan Caldwell was unable to pin back overnight leader, Daniel Young at the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters.
The Clandeboye professional ground out a one-under par 70 to claim outright third at minus-nine but he ultimately fell three shots shy of the winning mark.
It’s a second straight podium finish for the Northern Irishman and after picking up a £3,000 cheque for the effort, his game continues to trend in the right direction.
It was also a super final day for West Cliff’s Brendan McCarroll who posted a two-under par 69 to capture a confidence boosting top-5 finish. McCarroll’s six-under par total saw him pick up a healthy cheque worth £1,370 for a nice week’s work at Spew Valley.
Limerick’s Tim Rice and Royal Dublin’s Niall Kearney both posted two-under par 69’s of their own to finish in a tie for 16th and 26th respectively.
At the top, Scotsman Young made light work of it at times with rounds of 65, 67 and 69 to finish up twelve-under to clinch his first title on the tour.
Afterward, he said: “It’s never over until it’s over especially on a golf course like this. Just glad to get it over the line, to be honest. It’s always a relief to win but I’ve been playing well the last four or five weeks. All of us golfers say we’re very close and it’s coming but over the last four weeks it has been very close so.”
“It was very difficult. Today was probably the easiest day weather-wise. The first day was brutal. It was just a case of head down and grind away. I was very happy with my days week on Wednesday.”
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