Connor Syme makes brilliant start to pro career

Connor Syme

Superb. Spectacular. Magnificent. 

You could use any number of superlatives to describe Connor Syme’s professional debut.

The 22-year-old Fifer finished in a tie for 12th at the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, earning himself a payday of roughly €30,000 in the process.

Even more impressive was the manner in which he did it.

The Walker Cup star and recently-crowned Scottish Amateur Golfer of the Year opened with rounds of 68 and 69 to successfully make the cut. He followed up with a third round 68 before closing with his best score of the week, a four-under 67, to finish on 12-under for the tournament alongside the likes of Ryder Cup stars Nicolas Colsaerts and Victor Dubuisson.

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He also outscored defending champion Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry, and fellow Scots Paul Lawrie and Russell Knox.

It gets better. 

He carded only three bogeys the entire week and had a blemish-free last 49 holes. 

No wonder people have been queuing up to congratulate him on social media, including One Direction star Niall Horan, whose management company - MODEST! Golf - Syme has signed with.

In a further boost for Scottish golf, Marc Warren finished runner-up in Portugal. 

It was the Glaswegian's best finish on the tour since the 2015 Qatar Masters.

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