Martin Dempster: Dougherty’s journey back sets a refreshing example

June 29, 2012 · uncategorized

Getting there is also the target for the likes of James Byrne, David Law and Michael Stewart, the top three amateurs to come through the system in Scotland in recent years and now cutting their teeth in the paid ranks.

None of the trio made the cut at Macdonald Spey Valley, where the eight home players who did survive the halfway axe were a mix of seasoned Challenge or Tartan Tour players.

In fairness to Byrne, Law and Stewart, they have never said it would be easy as they made the transition from amateur to professional and let’s hope the trio can all retain the enjoyment that Dougherty is talking about as they pursue their dreams.

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