That’s now five top-10 finishes in the bag this season on the Challenge Tour – and I’m feeling quietly confident that a breakthrough win is just around the corner.
The Vaudreuil Golf Challenge in France produced my latest high finish, securing eighth spot in an event won by Richard McEvoy, who went on to land the Porsche European Open on the European Tour seven days later.
To have five top-10 finishes in 11 events, especially this early in my professional career, is really good. It shows I am playing well on a consistent basis.
I’m just needing a few more putts to drop to really get myself up there in the Road to Ras Al Khaimah rankings, as it’s really a top three finish that allows you to make your presence felt there.
My game is improving and, week after week, I’m feeling more comfortable and confident, which is a massive thing for any sportsman or sportswoman.
After a hectic run, it was nice to have a week off last week and I really enjoyed my down time, which included a trip to Gullane to take in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open.
The Challenge Tour schedule is so full on at this time of the season and, although I love playing, it’s nice to have a little week away from competition to recharge the batteries.
It’s back to business this week in the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson and my goal between now and the end of the season is maintain my recent form. If the chance comes along to win, then I’ll try my hardest to take it.
These really are exciting times for young Scottish professionals. I love all the Scottish guys doing well on the Challenge Tour right now and even on the European Tour. I think we inspire each other, especially as we have been such close friends growing up as we came through the amateur ranks.