Euan McIntosh wins Order of Merit

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CAPITAL golfer Euan McIntosh has added the cherry to his “special year” by winning the Scottish Order of Merit at the age of 47.

The Turnhouse star can’t be caught in the standings heading to the final counting event, this weekend’s South East District Open at Royal Musselburgh.

He leads by 59 points from Grant Forrest, who isn’t playing in the East Lothian event, with defending SE champion Matt Clark, who trails by 132 points, the closest challenger among those in the field.

“I have looked at the draw and the potential guys that could have passed me by winning it and, having done the math, I can’t be caught,” said McIntosh, who has chalked up seven top-10s in nine events. “This was a goal at the start of the year along with trying to get capped (which he achieved at Nairn earlier in the month).”

McIntosh, who has also helped Turnhouse reach the Summer League final, added: “If someone had told me that, when I picked up the clubs again after ten years out that I’d have achieved all this, I would have said they were bonkers. It’s definitely a special year.”