Carrick Neill Scottish Stroke Play Championship: Day Three Morning Report
Downfield’s Ross Bell made bogey on the final two holes to surrender his lead after the third round of the Carrick Neill Scottish Stroke Play Championship.
Bell posted a two-over-par round of 75 for a six-under-par total and now trails his playing partner, Frenchman Lionel Weber, by a shot.
Weber, who won the French national stroke play title last weekend, made a timely birdie at the 18th to go into lunch with his slender advantage.
Rory Bourke of Australia is also on the six-under mark ahead of a fierce battle over the closing 18 holes of the prestigious event this afternoon.
With the wind at its strongest on the third day of the event at Kilmarnock (Barassie), scoring was incredibly difficult, with England’s Ben Stow (Rushmore) the only player under par this morning after a 72.
Stow is firmly in the hunt on five-under, the same mark as Dumfries & County’s Greig Marchbank, Paul Barjon (France) and Matthew Stieger (Australia).
Kirkhill’s Paul Shields fired a 76 to drop back to three-under, but is still well-placed to challenge for the title in Ayrshire.
The leaders started their final 18 holes at 3.30pm.