Andrew Johnston triumphs in Highlands

2014 06 451441112

Englishman Andrew Johnston stormed to a three-shot victory to claim the Scottish Hydro Challenge in Aviemore yesterday.


The 25-year-old was untouchable as he provided the performance of a champion, carding a five under-par 66 which included an eagle at the par-four second hole to leave the rest of the field trailing.

Andrew Johnston began the day with a two-shot lead at Spey Valley. He started with a steady par, and then holed out with a 58-degree wedge from 83 yards at the par-4 second hole, for eagle.

Back to back birdies at the eighth and ninth were followed by two more at the 13 and 14. Johnston dropped a shot at the 17th after a lost ball, but he couldn’t be beaten.

Andrew Johnston gets off the mark


The win was his first on the Challenge Tour, and he closed out his first victory with clinical precision.
 This is why we do what we do, for moments like that." - Andrew Johnston

“I'm so happy,” said the Londoner, who picked up a cheque for €40,000, moving to third in the Challenge Tour Rankings.

“I wanted to get off to a good start and I thought if I got to one under after three or four holes that would be good, but I was delighted with that eagle.

“I really enjoyed myself out there but you have to. This is why we do what we do, for moments like that. I knew if I didn’t make any mistakes I would be close but Moritz was giving me a hard time on the back nine and I thought, ‘Just keep playing your game and stay in there’.

“It’s such a nice feeling to have a little putt for a win. You watch other people do it every week and you want to do it so it was great to finally do it.”

Scots in the field


The highest placed Scots after round four were Greig Hutcheon and Paul Mckechnie in 20th spot with a total of 10-under. David Law was the third and final Scotsman inside the top-30 after he finished eight-under-par, and in 29th place.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
play button
REVIEWED! TAYLORMADE 2019 P790 IRONS!
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Brooks Koepka: I don't view Rory as a rival
“Why I got a TaylorMade ball tattooed on my arm”
Fantasy Golf 2019: A reminder of what YOU could win
EXCLUSIVE Despite Syria conflict, tour says Turkish Airlines Open WILL go ahead
Tiger Woods writing "candid" autobiography

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Keep the arms connected to the body
Watch
play button
Don’t slap the ball
Watch
play button
Good rhythm is the key to good golf
Callaway
play button
Denis Pugh’s wise words for ex-pro Steven Rettie
Watch
See all videos right arrow