14 Jun 2021 | Professional golf |
Scrivener's heartache in Gothenburg
by Martin Blake
Jason Scrivener suffered a back-nine fade-out and as a result, the Perth professional is still chasing his first-ever European Tour victory.
For the 32-year-old Scrivener, the final round of the Scandinavian Mixed in Gothenburg was a rollercoaster.
When he rolled in a long, curling eagle putt at the par-five sixth hole, the Australian had a two-shot lead.
Watching his ball hit the back of the cup at high speed, pop up and then drop in, he must have allowed his mind to wander to the prospect of his first win in 162 starts on the tour. But Scrivener stumbled -- a bogey on the par-three 11th and then a pair of double bogeys at the 14th and 15th -- and he was overtaken by Northern Ireland's Jonathan Caldwell, on his way to a 64. The Aussie would ultimately card at one over par 73 to finish tied-seventh, overtaken at the top of his countrymen by Scott Hend, who finished tied-fourth after closing with a 70. Queenslander Hend had his moments himself; a double bogey at the par-three eighth took away his momentum, although he finished strongly. The 78-man, 78-woman field produced a great tournament at Vallda Golf and Country Club with England's Alice Hewson finishing third overall. Stephanie Kyriacou was the top Australian woman in a tie for 25th. Scrivener now has three top-10 finishes this season including a second and a third place. He is up to sixth on the Race To Dubai points standings.
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