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EVENT INFO

Venue
      Promoter
SCOTTISH HYDRO CHALLENGE
Macdonald Spey Valley GC
Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort
Aviemore
Inverness-shire
Scotland
PH22 1PN
Tel: + 44 (0) 1479 811725

Website: www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/aviemore/golf

Location: South East of Inverness
Nearest Airport: Inverness (45 mins)

Entries Close: Thursday 9th June
      Alain de Soultrait
Director
European Challenge Tour
Wentworth Drive
Virginia Water
Surrey
GU25 4LX
Tel: + 44 (0) 1344 840400
Fax: + 44 (0) 1344 840500
Email: adesoultrait@europeantour.com

COURSE INFO

Greens
Type of grass - predominantly Fescue and Bent
Height of cut - 3.5mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 9.5
Any specific comments - speed of greens not too high because of wind

Fairways
Type of grass - Fescue and Dwarf Rye grass
Height of cut - 12mm
General width and contouring - average 30m at landing areas and rolling
Any specific comments - growth better than previous years due to a later date in schedule

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Fescue, Bent and Dwarf Rye
Height of cut - collars 11mm, tees 9mm

Rough
Type of grass - predominantly Fescue
Height of cut - semi 30mm, intermediate 50mm, rough NA

Weather
Weather in advance - mixture of sun and showers which has encouraged good growth on fairways and greens, but temperatures have dropped dramatically in recent days
Forecast for tournament - temperatures between 11 and 14C with sunny intervals and chance of showers all week

Course
Opened - 2006
Course designer - Dave Thomas
Special features - heather very close to play on most holes
General plability - very important to find the fairways
Undulating / flat - gently undulating
Tree lined / exposed - holes are either tree lined or heather lined
Many / few water hazards - water hazards come into play on 14 and 15
Changes to the course - new 13th tee adding 8yds, but offers a different driving angle to the fairway

Other features
Beautiful views of the highlands and mountainous areas surrounding the course

Card Of Course

Macdonald Spey Valley GC


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14363332 103196179
24377345 114456417
34468428 124486445
43210192 135534488
55635581 144420384
63205187 154422386
74432395 163229210
84396362 175523478
94330302 184418382
Out3534163124 In3636843369
7171006493


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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1DUBOIS, EdouardFRA18-13
2SOUTHGATE, MatthewENG18-12
T3BEBB, Sion EWAL18-11
T3HUTSBY, SamENG18-11
T5KOFSTAD, EspenNOR18-10
T5COLOMBO, FedericoITA18-10

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