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Coltart turning 2003 into one of his best ever seasons.....
Andrew Coltart is turning 2003 into one of his best ever seasons. The Ryder Cup Scot shot another four sub-70 rounds to finish fourth in the Russian Open behind Australian Marcus Fraser. Three 69ís and a 67 put Coltart on 14 under par just five shots back and improved his standing on the European Tour money list to 30th.
"Just as long as Andrew keeps knocking at the door, itís going to open for him somewhere along the line," said ISM chief Chubby

Chandler. "He is showing the kind of consistency that will ultimately find its reward". Ian Garbutt, boosted by the return of his beloved Doncaster Rovers to League status, is also on the way up after finishing 14th. ISM newcomer David Ryles was high on the leader board after three rounds of 68,66 and 68, but drifted on the final day to finish 37th. "It was a commendable effort from David as he continues his knowledge gathering introduction to life on Tour," said Chandler. Our three representatives at the US PGA |Championship, Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and Paul McGinley, all ended their weekís work after two rounds.It was particularly disappointing for Clarke and McGinley, who were both just one outside the mark. McGinley bogeyed the last and Clarke dropped shots at two of the last four. Englandís Paul Casey showed tremendous quality to bounce back from an opening 79 to return a second round 69 and qualify on the mark - the first time he has made the cut in a Major. The irony was that even if he had bogeyed the last he would still have qualified and that would have let in Clarke and McGinley for the weekend action.

by Martin Hardy for ISM


by Martin Hardy for ISM

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