MARK KERR set out in today’s final round of the Paul Lawrie Invitational determined to sink a few putts – before getting back to pulling pints in an iconic Capital pub.
The Marriott Dalmahoy player was delighted to make the cut in the £35,000 event and had the host’s son, 18-year-old amateur Craig, for company in the closing circuit at Deeside.
“It’s brilliant not to be going home early,” admitted Kerr after carding a 71 for a three-over-par total to be amongst 30 qualifiers in the event’s third staging in the Granite City.
“I was two-under through eight and maybe should have been three or four-under, but then dropped a couple of silly ones.”
Kerr is nearing the end of his season, having decided not to enter the European Tour Qualifying School this time around.
After two more Tartan Tour events, he’ll be putting his clubs away for the winter to work in the family pub, Canny Man’s, in Morningside.
“I’ll be back in there in three weeks,” he said. “I didn’t enter the Tour School this year as it is expensive for what you get back. I also need to see signs of progress so I’ll stick to the Tartan Tour and EuroPro Tour again next season.”