Gales shoots his way into second spot

Jim Gales on the left with chair Stevie Cunningham of Scottish Disability Golf
Jim Gales on the left with chair Stevie Cunningham of Scottish Disability Golf
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Jim Gales of Springfield, a blind golfer, took the runner-up spot at the Scottish Disability Golf Championship 2016.

Jim, the current secretary of the charity, shot a one under par score after the two round championship played over the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club and Duddingston Golf Club Courses.

Competing with over two dozen other golfers from as far afield as London, Aberdeen and the Scottish Islands of Harris and Arran, Jim shot a one over par round at Dalmahoy and a two under par round at the Duddingston Course.

The title was won by Scott Anderson of Aberdeen with a three under, two round total.

Jim said, “I was seven shots away from the lead after round one so knew that I would have to shoot something special on day two and was very surprised after some steady scoring at Duddingston, that all bar one of the overnight leaders had fallen away with poor scores.” Jim is hoping to make Team Scotland later in the year for theRyder Cup Auld Enemies match against the English.