James wins Turnberry tournament

Portpatrick's James Erskine after winning the Cleveland Golf and Srixon Invitational Pro-AM 2013
Portpatrick's James Erskine after winning the Cleveland Golf and Srixon Invitational Pro-AM 2013

Portpatrick’s James Erskine has won the Cleveland Golf and Srixon Invitational 2013.

Played on the Kintyre and Ailsa at Turnberry, the 36-hole competition saw 44 UK-based professionals battle it across two days on the Scottish links courses.

After day one, local man Erskine held a three-shot lead over last year’s winner Keith Baxter (Buchanan Castle Golf Club) and Raymond Burns (Lisheen Springs Golf Club), having shot a round of level par on the Kintyre course.

It proved to be an insurmountable lead for the chasing pack, as Erskine went on to play a near perfect display of tee-to-green golf to hold onto his lead on the historic Ailsa championship course. As reward for his efforts, Erskine picked up the trophy and winner’s cheque for £2000.

Erskine said: “I’m delighted to have won this event and keep up the winning run for us Scots in the competition. This is an incredible event to even be a part of so to end up winning the professional event makes me very proud. I’d like to thank everyone at Cleveland Golf and Srixon for making this such a memorable event.”

The team event was won by Darlington Golf Club’s team of Simon Calvert and Simon Jones.

To view the full event leaderboard visit: http://uk.vpar.com/live/clevelandsrixon13.