Golf: Scotsmen stand up to the cold
Friday 21 October 1994
Heavy frost delayed the start by three and a half hours and even then the 11th, 13th and 14th holes were not playable.
The tournament director, David Probyn, faced with an even longer delay if he waited for them to unfreeze, had little option but to go ahead with the 15 playable holes in bitterly cold weather.
Even then only 51 of the 102-strong field finished yesterday, with the remaining 51 still on the course when darkness stopped play.
Both Torrance and Brand went out to play as if dressed for a North Pole hike, but both shot five under in the freezing conditions and were highly delighted with their rounds.
Brand, who had five birdies and no bogeys in his 15 holes, agreed that Probyn was right not to wait for the complete course to unfreeze. 'It was a bit dodgy here and there, but it was better than sitting in the club house,' he said.
Torrance agreed: 'I can't grumble. I had seven birdies and only two bogeys and I'm really pleased we went ahead.'
Scores, Sporting Digest, page 39
Latest in Sport
Monaco is a street circuit where driver ability is more important than anywhere else and if we take ...
by Gareth Purnell
24 May 2013 02:00 AM
Three weeks ago as I drove off the Eurostar, I remember thinking what a very long time it was until ...
by Martin Ayres
23 May 2013 05:29 PM
McDowell did brilliantly to land the World Match Play title in Bulgaria last week, but it’s a format...
by Gareth Purnell
23 May 2013 09:13 AM
David Moyes delighted after Rio Ferdinand agrees to stay at Manchester United with new one-year contract
Sergio Garcia / Tiger Woods 'fried chicken' racism row takes fresh twist after 'coloured athletes' comment
After racist remark, Sergio Garcia fights for reputation as Tiger Woods slams 'hurtful' fried chicken joke
New Manchester City manager must deliver five trophies in five years
Manchester United slash interest bill by £10m a year
- 1 Pope Francis: Being an atheist is alright as long as you do good
- 2 Man and woman arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder victim of Woolwich machete attack, named as Drummer Lee Rigby
- 3 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 4 Archaeologists uncover nearly 5,000 cave paintings in Burgos, Mexico
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Nook is donating eReaders to volunteers at high-need schools and participating in exclusive events throughout the campaign.
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.