While the American amateur golf scene is still talking about the Walker Cup snub of NCAA champion John Peterson, the other side of the pond has their own controversy.
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews decided against picking David Law for the Great Britain & Ireland team that will compete this month at Royal Aberdeen. Law, who has won two of the last three Scottish amateur titles, was a glaring miss.
Law responded on Friday by winning an event with a blend of amateurs and professionals not too far from the site of the Walker Cup matches.
With a final-round 2-under 68, Law won the Northern Open by two shots over Stephen Gray. Law got into position for the win thanks to a third round of 8-under 62 at Meldrum House Golf Club.
Law finished fifth in the event last year and is ranked 90th in the R&A’s official World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Like his American counterpart Peterson, Law is looking to turn pro soon. He’s been given a sponsor exemption into the European Tour’s KLM Open, but will remain an amateur through European Tour Qualifying School. If he is able to earn status on the European Tour’s developmental circuit, the Challenge Tour, then he will turn pro.