Golf: Top-20 finishes for Porteous and Drysdale

Garrick Porteous will play all four rounds this weekend.
Garrick Porteous will play all four rounds this weekend.

Garrick Porteous made the cut at a European Tour event for the first time, finishing tied for 14th at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek, South Africa. David Drysdale also had a top-20 finish.

Drysdale, from Cockburnspath finished equal 11th on six-under-par 282 after rounds of 68, 72, 72 and 70.

The 38-year-old has made a habit of giving a good account of himself in South Africa having twice finished third in the Joburg Open, and did so again with a consistent display.

Porteous, playing as an amateur out of Bamburgh Castle, was just one shot behind on 283 after rounds of 71, 69, 74 and 69.

The amateur from Morpeth carded an impressive three-under-par 69 in his second round to make the cut at a European Tour event for the first time.

He slipped back with a 74 in the third round, but finished a very impressive week’s week with a three-under-par 69.

The winner was South African Charl Schwartzel on 271, giving him the title for a record-breaking third time.