Former PGA champion Andrew Oldcorn was glad he got a second wind after finding himself playing 36 holes in one day at Gleneagles.
The Capital star was among the players that squeezed in two rounds on the King’s Course as officials tried to make up for lost time after Sunday’s play was washed out in the Scottish PGA Championship.
He carded a brace of 71s to sit just one off the clubhouse lead when the klaxon was sounded to being play to a halt in the fading light at 8.42pm.
“After the first five holes this afternoon I felt really sore but then I got a second wind,” said Oldcorn. “But I am glad that’s finished as that was tough for me.”
Only David Orr, one of his playing partners, and former European Tour winner Jonathan Lomas were better than Oldcorn among those to finish their second rounds.
“There was some good stuff – but also some dreadful stuff, which is symptomatic of rust from not having anywhere to play so far this year,” added the Kings Acre ace.
That has also been the case for Mark Kerr so, in the circumstances, a pair of 72s wasn’t a bad effort from the Marriott Dalmahoy man.
West Linton’s Gareth Wright, the title holder, and Dunbar’s Neil Fenwick both opened with 71s, as did Paul Lawrie.