Neil Fenwick opts for PGA EuroPro Tour event

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CAPITAL star Neil Fenwick finished third behind David Law in the Northern Open then revealed he’s taken a leaf out of the Aberdonian’s book by “putting all my eggs in one basket”.

Fenwick had secured a spot in next week’s Scottish Hydro Challenge at Macdonald Spey Valley in Aviemore, where a prize pot of just under £200,000 will be up for grabs.

But he’s opted to play instead in the £39,000 Buildbase Open, a PGA EuroPro Tour event being held at Frilford Heath, as the third-tier circuit is his main focus this season.

Law used a similar circuit, the Pro Golf Tour, to earn his full-time step up to the Challenge Tour this year.

And, after twice coming within a shot of making play-offs over the past few weeks, Fenwick is hopeful he can do likewise by finishing in the top five on the EuroPro Tour money-list.

“I’ve pulled out of the Scottish Challenge because I don’t want to put myself in a position where I’m split between the EuroPro and Challenge Tours,” he said.

“I feel it is better to put all my eggs in one basket.”

Fenwick finished birdie-birdie to secure a £3,200 pay-day at Murcar Links, where Law won the Northern Open title for the second time in four years.

Meanwhile, there were mixed fortunes for the Lothians contingent as the match-play phase got underway in the Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush.

Craigielaw’s Grant Forrest and Calum Hill from Tantallon both went out but Royal Burgess man James Ross was still standing in the last 32.

Ross beat German Martin Keskari 4 and 3 to set up a clash this morning with England’s Paul Howard.