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Moray golfer triumphs in Inverness

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KYLE Godsman says he will look to win the Inverness Four Day Open in future years after claiming the title for the second time.

Kyle Godsman won the Inverness Four Day Open. Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No. 044318.
Kyle Godsman won the Inverness Four Day Open. Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No. 044318.

The 28-year-old lifted the Rosswood Trophy after a dominant performance at Culcabock.

The Moray Golf Club member defeated 15-year-old Calum Daun from Inverness 3/2 in the matchplay final.

The victory came a decade after he last won the tournament.

“It is nice to get my name on the trophy again after a gap of 10 years,” he said.

“Hopefully I’ve still got a few years left in me to get my name on the trophy again.

“It is always good to win a four day open in Inverness.”

Godsman hit the best score during the qualifying round of 138, a 65 on day one and 73 on day two.

In the matchplay rounds, he defeated Aidan Stewart 4/3 in the first round and Steven Buchan 5/4 in the quarter final.

He won his semi final comfortably defeating Ruaridh Greenwood 6/5 before beating Daun in the final.

“I played steady over the four days,” he said.

“I had a good opening round which made life easy to qualify. I had a stress free round on Tuesday to go into the matchplay.

“I was never down during the matchplay at any point.”

Daun gave Godsman his toughest test during the four day tournament and he paid tribute to the teenager who he is predicting to be a future champion.

“He is only 15 and I’m sure one day he will get his name on the trophy.”

John Scott won the Class One handicap section defeating Drew MacDonald 7/5. Michael George won the Section Two handicap defeating Kevin Sweeney 5/3 and David Buchan beat Ewan Selkirk 2/1 in the Section Three handicap.

In the three man team event Michael George, Matthew Smith and Mark Smith lifted the Tom Sutherland Trophy.

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