GOLF: Kimsey clinches third place on pro’ debut

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Woodhall Spa golfer Nathan Kimsey has made an impressive start to his professional career.

The former Walker Cup star finished joint third in the Mogador Open in Morocco on Wednesday.

Kimsey fired rounds of 70,76 and 69 to earn a cheque for 1,750 Euros.

The event is part of the Pro Golf Tour which is backed by the German PGA.

Kimsey is planning to play in another three tournaments in the Middle East as part of his build-up to the domestic and European season.

He’s already confirmed he will be playing in seven Challenge Tour events with the ultimate goal a place on the European Tour - hopefully within the next couple of years.

Kimsey has spent time recently training in California and the hard work paid off with some impressive scoring over the tough Mogador course.

He was joint second after an opening 70 but was unfortunate to have to play in the worst of driving winds on day two and carded a 76.

However, he showed plenty of spirit to hit back in the closing round with a 69 which featured an impressive outward nine of just 34,

He reeled off three birdies in five holes at one stage before a bogey at the par four 18th ruined his chances of third place outright.

Although the event does not carry any qualifying points for the Challenge Tour, the prizemoney is a welcome boost towards Kimsey’s expenses.

Kimsey will stay in Morocco and move on to Marrakesch for the Samanaha Open which starts on February 16 over a Gary Player designed lay-out.

He has also signed up to play in an event in Egypt.

*Full story in next Wednesday’s Horncastle News.