Stirling Golf Club set for return of Tartan Tour event 

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PGA Scotland’s Arnold Clark Tartan Tour will return to Stirling this year, as Stirling Golf Club is set to host one of nine Order of Merit events. 

The 36-hole Order of Merit Challenge, won by Gavin Hay last year, will take place between May 10 and 11. 

The East Renfrewshire pro carded rounds of 68 and 67 to triumph by two shots with a final score of nine-under-par. 

Stirling’s secretary Garry Bowman is looking forward to the highly competitive stop on tour, as the club prepares for another successful year. 

Bowman said: “This season we are once again hosting the PGA Order of Merit event, which will see a top field of professionals grace our fairways. 

“Our course continues to develop under Course Manager James Lindsay, ably supported by his team who present the course magnificently throughout the season. 

“This is also an opportunity for our Pro-shop team led by Kenny Monaghan and aided by Scott Borrowman, to remind the members of Stirling Golf Club that they can still play the game to a high standard. 

“Our members will come out in large numbers to watch the fantastic golf on offer, hopefully in glorious weather, as has been the case in previous years.” 

Stirling member, Borrowman, was the club’s highest finisher in the event last season, as the Scot finished tied-14th on two-under-par after rounds of 68 and 74. 

The robust tour schedule tees off in April and runs through until October when the top 10 players on the final Order of Merit will play for the Tour Championship on the King’s Course at Gleneagles. 

The Scottish PGA Championship will be the penultimate counting event on the Order of Merit, with the showpiece event set to be held at Scotscraig Golf Club. 

Stirling Golf Club’s strong association with PGA Scotland also means the PGA-Pro Captain Challenge will return to the course this year. 

Clubs from all over Scotland will send their Club Captain and Professionals to Stirling in July to compete in what Bowman describes once again as an ‘extremely popular event.’ 

Featured Image Credit: Stirling Golf Club

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