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The Carrick's Scott Henry claims Challenge Tour win
September 24, 2012

The Carrick on Loch Lomond Tour Professional, Scott Henry, claimed his breakthrough win on the European Challenge Tour at the lucrative Kazakhstan Open this weekend. With just five events remaining on the schedule, the 25 year-old Glaswegian vaulted from 48th to 5th in the Challenge Tour Rankings. Victory also gives Henry every chance of claiming a European Tour card for next season, which is offered to the Top 20 players in the rankings at the end of the year.

"It is a moment I will remember for the rest of my life," said Henry. "It was by far the biggest moment of my career and it felt incredible. It was my father's birthday today and I was thinking about him all day to be honest. When I left, he told me that two good weeks in Russia and Kazakhstan would be the perfect present so to win here for him is a great feeling. He has played such a big part in my career and is always trying to get the best out of me, I think this win was for him."

Despite entering the final round two shots off the lead, held by Frenchman Alexander Levy, Henry found himself in the lead after a blistering front-nine that included five birdies. Needing a birdie on the par-5 finishing hole to shoot 69 and tie clubhouse leader HP Bacher from Austria on 19-under par, Henry duly obliged by holing from 25 feet to force a play-off. Henry, a former Scottish Amateur Champion, eventually claimed victory and the €64,000 winner's cheque after making a par on the second play-off hole.

"We're thrilled for Scott; he's worked tirelessly to get to this point in his young career. The future looks bright and he's doing a great job of representing The Carrick on the world stage. We wish him the best of luck for the remainder of the season, as he makes a final push towards claiming a European Tour card for 2012," noted Ross Whitfleld, General Manager, The Carrick on Loch Lomond Golf Club.

Henry heads a stellar professional line-up at The Carrick that also includes 26-year old Ladies European Tour professional, Kylie Walker, who has posted several top-ten finishes since her rookie season in 2010. Gavin Abson, Head PGA Golf Professional continues to impress on a national stage after being named to the Elite Teaching Panel for bunkered, Scotland's #1 golf magazine for the second year in succession. After recently being promoted to his current role of Head PGA Golf Professional, Abson, who has been at The Carrick since 2010, was also recognised for his work at The Carrick Golf Academy by Sport Scotland. He will form a team of three select regional coaches that will work on the unique Coaching Talent Programme to develop young Scottish golfers in the West of Scotland.








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