MacIntyre just misses out on Maiden Tour win

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Oban golf ace Robert MacIntyre had local supporters on the edge of their armchairs today (Sunday) as he drove towards his maiden European Tour title in the Porsche European Open.

Following a near flawless start on Thursday (68) and Friday (65) the 23-year-old saw his four shot lead disappear yesterday (74) to go into the final round joint top of the leaderboard along with German player Bernd Ritthammer.

His four-under 68 for a 13-under tally however left him just one shot behind eventual winner, Paul Casey.

The local left-hander didn’t appear to disappointed by the defeat though. With good reason,  the result puts him into the world’s top 100 for the first time, has moved him up to 13th on the Race to Dubai rankings and added another £135,153 to his sizeable haul of earnings in 2019.

MacIntyre shared the second spot with Ritthammer and Austrian Matthias Schwab.