Graeme Tinlin admits his chances at the Fairstone Scottish Amateur Championships are slim but remains undaunted by the prospect of teeing up alongside some of nation’s finest amateur golfers, writes Alexander McLeman.
The 25-year old Hawick Golf Club member, who took up the sport when he was eight years old, is playing in his maiden Scottish Amateur and is paired with Andrew MacAndrew in the first round of the matchplay tournament at Downfield Golf Club on Monday morning.
Tinlin, who is being sponsored by his employer, engineering firm Turnbull and Scott for the event, spoke this week about his chances at the Dundee course, saying: “This is my first Scottish Amateur Championship and I’m looking forward to the experience.
“Truthfully, I rate my chances as slim as there are players [competing] who have played in Major championships before but I’m still going to give it my all.”
Tinlin continued: “I’ve never played the course before but I have a practice round on Sunday and my coach, Frankie Scott, and good friend David Martin have both played it before so they will give me advice and pointers.”