Zander Culverwell aiming to cap off purple patch

Zander Culverwell. Picture: Kenny Smith
Zander Culverwell. Picture: Kenny Smith
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ON-FORM Zander Culverwell is aiming to round off a purple patch in style by winning this weekend’s South East District Open at West Linton.

The Edinburgh man has been riding on the crest of a wave since winning the Scottish Amateur Championship at Blairgowrie at the start of the month.

He made his Scotland debut in the Home Internationals at Ganton, then gave a good account of himself in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles – his first European Tour event.

Now, in another pro tournament, the Northern Open at Meldrum House, Culverwell has finished as leading amateur to claim the coveted Bookless Cup.

“It was another good week for me,” admitted the former Lothians champion after carding a nine-under-par total of 271 to finish two shots ahead of Cawder’s Jamie Savage.

Culverwell, who catapulted himself up the leaderboard with a third-round 63, is feeling weary after his recent exploits, but is confident he has enough left in the tank for one last hurrah on the domestic circuit this season.

“West Linton was one of the qualifying courses when I won the Lothians Championship in 2006 so I’ve got good memories from there,” added the player.