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Macintyre makes fast start to pro career

IT took Glencruitten ace Robert MacIntyre only two events to taste victory in the professional ranks, writes Martin Inglis.

It took Glencruitten ace Robert MacIntyre only two events to taste victory in the professional ranks, writes Martin Inglis.

After finishing third in the MENA Golf Tour’s AYLA Golf Championship on his pro debut, the 21-year-old remained in the Middle East for the Sahara Kuwait Golf Championship and took the title in the 54-hole event by two strokes from Englishman Luke Joy.

MacIntyre followed up a five-under-par 70 in the first round at Sahara Golf & Country Club with rounds of 66 and another 65 to finish on 14-under-par.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better way to finish,” said the Scot. “I’m absolutely delighted with my efforts. You needed to be accurate off the tee and I drove the ball well all week and created some good scoring opportunities. I holed putts when I need to and that was the key to my success.

“I played golf the way as I used to as an amateur and never let the pressure of turning pro affect my game.”

• Pick up issue 159 of our sister title bunkered to read exclusive interviews with MacIntyre and fellow-fledging Scots pro Connor Syme.

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