Connor Syme tees off in Qatar with confidence after top 10 finish

Connor Syme plays his second shot on the third hole during day two of the Oman Open. Pic Warren Little/GettyConnor Syme plays his second shot on the third hole during day two of the Oman Open. Pic Warren Little/Getty
Connor Syme plays his second shot on the third hole during day two of the Oman Open. Pic Warren Little/Getty | 2020 Getty Images
Connor Syme headed into this weekend’s European Tour event in Qatar with a spring in his step.

At last week’s Oman Open, Connor carded terrific rounds of 70, 73, 69 and 68 on his way to a tied finish for tenth.

The top 10 was another positive step forward for the Drumoig 24-year-old who has made a head turning start to the new tour season.

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His finish in Oman was rewarded with 44.42 Race to Dubai points, helping him to surge nine points up the order of merit to 53rd place.

At the end of the European Tour season the top 110 players retain their cards for next season.

Following the event, Connor said: “Happy with my weekend’s work to grab a top 10 in the Oman Open, one of the best events of the year.

“Next stop Qatar.”

Calum Hill, from Kinross, also made it safely through to the weekend in Oman.

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He carded rounds of 73, 68, 74 and 72 to share 54th place and collect 9.67 Race to Dubai points.

He dropped down six places in the order of merit but remains inside the top 100.

The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters teed off on Thursday morning and presented Connor and Calum with the chance to get more points on the board.

Fellow Scots Robert MacIntyre, David Law, Richie Ramsay, Grant Forrest, Paul Lawrie, Scott Jamieson, Stephen Gallacher and David Drysdale are also part of the entrylist.

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