Former Cruden Bay man Stephen Roger was pleased to have given himself at least a chance at the cut in the Amateur Championship with a solid second round.
With the final cut at five-over-par, Roger’s two-round score of 149 – or eight-over-par, fell short of the mark, meaning he exited the competition before the matchplay stage got under way today.
However, after shooting 78 at Murcar on Monday, Roger was much improved round Royal Aberdeen yesterday and was three-under by the 11th hole.
A bogey and double bogey brought him back to level-par for the round, but he remained upbeat.
Roger, who now plays out of Peebles, said: “I played some really good golf. I’m really happy with the way I played, I was really solid tee to green.
“A couple of shots didn’t go my way. I missed the green on 15 and put it on the bunker on 17.
“So I dropped a couple of shots the last three holes.
“Yesterday I was well out of the cut, we got the worst conditions in the middle of the day, but I gave myself a chance.”
Roger, pictured, was glad of his first Amateur Championship experience and is aiming to improve and return next year.
He said: “This is the first time I’ve played at the Amateur, so it’s great to play at this kind of level and it’s really given me a good idea of how to improve my game and tweak a few things.”