Russell on track in Colombia Classic

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LOTHIANS golf star Raymond Russell was tied for ninth after maintaining his positive start to the season in the opening round of the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Classic.

The Prestonpans man shot a one-under-par 71 to sit just three shots off the lead set by local favourite Manny Villegas.

Lothians-based Jamie McLeary was the next best of the seven Scots after a level-par 72.

Archerfield’s Lloyd Saltman was in tied 39th on two-over par while Callum Macaulay was just above the projected cut after a 75.