The mark is set ...and tomorrow is another day!
The qualifying score for the match-play games in the Championship, as predicted finally rested at 154, which equates to 9 over par. While high, it is understandable given the testing conditions and the challenges of the pin positions and perhaps a style of golf course these boys are not familiar with.
Even as the final call was made and the shadows lengthened over the putting green at Kilmarnock Barassie our Iberian cousins continued to practice in the eager hope of make the cut. Players, coaches, friends and relatives all gathered round the scoreboards as the marshals posted the final numbers.
With all the match-play games now over Kilmarnock Barassie, let's wish the boys good weather, long drives, true putts and all the best for the next four days.
All of the scores and indeed scorecards can be viewed on the official R&A website