Jamie McLeary got his 2017 campaign off to a flying start – a few months after he came close to quitting.
The Bonnyrigg-based golfer beat a strong field to win the PGA EuroPro Tour Qualifying School final in Oxfordshire.
“I was actually going to quit playing golf in October,” said McLeary, who shot rounds of 72-67-67 for a two-shot victory at Frilford Heath.
“I came off the European Tour and could not see myself getting any better.
“I was hitting it terrible, but, I have been working with my coach (Gregor Monks) recently and noticed a change. My strategy it better, my patience is better.”
McLeary, who is attached to Dalmahoy, added: “I am ecstatic to get the win because it gives you confidence going forward.”