Caldwell pro sweeps to deserved win at Deer Park order of merit event
By SCG Newsdesk
Caldwell golf club pro Chris Currie has described his win in the St Andrews Brewing Company 36-hole OOM Series at Deer Park as “a great confidence boost” at an important time during the Tartan Tour season.
Currie was a member of the Great Britain and Ireland PGA Cup side that triumphed over a strong American team at Foxhills Golf Club in London and his victory at Deer Park sets up an exciting end to the year for the Caldwell man.
“A win like this keeps the confidence levels high,” said Currie. “I’ve been playing well for a lot of this year and it’s been great to get my first order of merit win of 2017 at such an important time of the season.
“The course held up really well after being bombarded with rain over the last few days. It’s testament to the greenkeepers and the progress that has been made with the drainage that the course was in such good condition.”
Currie carded rounds of 67 and 65 over the two days to finish top of the leaderboard on 12-under-par, two shots ahead of Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Inchmarlo’s Greig Hutcheon and Kilmacolm’s Michael Patterson.
Alan Tait, Deer Park Golf & Country Club’s general manager, said he was delighted with the conditions considering the amount of rainfall the course took leading up the event.
“Following on from the success of the Deer Park Masters earlier in the year, it was great to welcome another Tartan Tour event to Deer Park.
“Like Chris has said, the course was in really good condition yet again when you take into account the amount of rain that has fallen recently.
“I’m delighted at the how well the tournament has gone. I’d like to thank all the staff at Deer Park and the PGA for helping make the event such a success.”