James Ross of Royal Burgess to play in Mexico Open

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Capital star James Ross served up something hot to earn a place at the table in this week’s Mexico Open.

The rookie pro shot a seven-under-par 65 – his lowest score in the paid ranks – to tie for top spot in the qualifier for the PGA Tour Latinoamerica event starting today in Mecixo.

Royal Burgess man Ross, who is based in Houston, secured membership for the circuit earlier in the year and has now teed up a crack at a prize pot worth around £110,000. Hopes of the Lothians flag also being flown on the PGA Tour Canada this season have been dashed after Baberton’s Paul Ferrier fell short in his bid to play on that circuit.

“I played a full year on that tour last year and had some great experiences, so it’s a bit disappointing not to get back up there for this summer,” admitted the former Scottish Boys’ champion.

The upside is that Ferrier, who shot a 64 to win a mini-Tour event at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando over the winter, will hopefully get to play a couple of events on Scottish soil.

“I was hoping to get back for the summer to play Open qualifying and Scottish Open qualifying, so I guess it’s worked out fine in the end,” he added.