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Perske claims his most satisfying win in Scotland

Australia’s Wayne Perske admitted winning the inaugural Scottish Open for Golfers with a Disability was the most satisfying victory of his career just four years after being told by doctors he’d never play again.

The 49-year-old entered the 36-hole stroke play event at Cardrona Golf Hotel and Spa as the hot favourite based on his pedigree in the professional ranks with two wins in Australia and Japan.

However, this was a win he couldn’t have predicted in 2020 when a third major op to repair spinal damage offered a gloomy outcome.

Yet the man from Brisbane never gave up hope, rebuilt his confidence, adapted his swing and this year – after a further operation – decided to play in disability events.

He produced rounds of 68 and 75 to give him an aggregate score of 143 (-3) for a three-shot win over Royal Musselburgh’s Gordon McLay who was proud to push the Aussie all the way and…

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