13th July 2018 | Sunshine Tour
Immelman in good showing at Scottish Open
Trevor Immelman, the 2008 Masters champion, showed a glimpse of the kind of form that is gradually returning to his game as he vaulted up the leaderboard of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club on Friday.
He carded a good second round of six-under-par 64 to move into contention ahead of the halfway mark of the final event ahead of The Open Championship. A good finish in Scotland opens up the possibility of a spot in The Open next week at Carnoustie.
The 39-year-old Immelman played himself into a contention with an early eagle on the second. That was followed by consecutive birdies on the sixth and seventh. He went on to collect three more birdies on the back nine on the 11th, 12th and 14th. The only bogey on his card came on the 13th.
Immelman, who plays a limited schedule these days, has made three cuts on the European Tour. His best finish was a share of 32nd in the Omega Dubai desert Classic, and he missed the cut in the Masters. He was disqualified at the last week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation and missed the cut a week earlier at HNA Open De France.
There will be no missing the cut this week for Immelman, who has never stopped working hard at his game, and believing he can contend again. He will be only a few shots off the pace at the end of the second round.