Mark Kerr still hopeful of winning Scottish PGA title

Mark Kerr sits joint third at Gleneagles. Picture: Bill Henry
Mark Kerr sits joint third at Gleneagles. Picture: Bill Henry
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CAPITAL star Mark Kerr admitted he was a “little bit surprised” to be chasing the leaders heading into today’s final two rounds of the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship.

But it didn’t mean that the 32-year-old was ruling out his chances of overtaking either Robert Arnott or Greg McBain to land the biggest win of his career.

“I’ve not hit a bad shot in two days,” declared Kerr after carding a second-round 70 on the King’s Course to sit joint-third on four-under – two behind the co-leaders.

Kerr, who birdied the last three holes, held a three-shot lead in this event at the same stage two years ago and also played in the last group in 2010.

His latest bid to join a roll of honour that includes the likes of Bernard Gallacher, Sam Torrance and Sandy Lyle is being fuelled by “smiley faces” in his yardage book.

“I’ve been writing little things in my yardage book to remind me that I’m playing golf and should be enjoying it,” revealed Kerr. Also still in contention at the halfway stage were two other Capital-based players, Gareth Wright and Neil Fenwick.

Wright, last year’s runner-up, was three off the lead, with Fenwick two further back after recovering from going out in four-over in the first round.