Scott Jamieson wishes it wasn’t time for a Christmas break after he followed up his first-ever Tour victory with a third place finish at the Alfred Dunhill Championships.
Fresh from victory in Durban last week, a buoyant Jamieson travelled across South Africa for the tournament in Malelane and recorded another impressive display as he tied for third with three other golfers.
The tournament was won by home star and Masters winner Charl Schwartzel who finished on 24 under par, 12 shots clear of Kristoffer Broberg and 13 shots ahead of Jamieson.
The 29-year-old, from East Mains, can now enjoy the festivities after he pocketed almost £60,000 for his troubles, but he told the News he wishes he was playing another tournament again this weekend.
“I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment so it would have been nice to do another week,” said Jamieson.
“I’ve got mixed feelings about it because things have been going so well recently, but all the travelling has made me really tired and I’m quite looking forward to a rest.
“My first two days at the Dunhill were pretty good but on Saturday and Sunday I didn’t do so well from tee to green, even although I managed to save myself a few times. But the confidence from winning last week rolled into this event and I was happy with how I played overall.”
Jamieson, now ranked number two in the Race to Dubai rankings for the 2013 season, won’t be away from the course for too long though as he heads back to Durban on January 5 for the Volvo Golf Champions event, which tees off on January 10.
It’s an event he wasn’t due to play until his triumph at the Nelson Mandela Championships last week and he looks to the New Year with plenty of optimism.
He added: “I’ll spend some time with my wife, Natalie, now and then we are heading to Florida to see our friends and family over Christmas.
“After that it’s off to Durban, which I wasn’t expecting to be playing a few weeks ago. You have to have won an event on the Tour to play it, so it will be a new experience for me.
“The next four tournaments, actually, are all pretty big and have a lot of world ranking points riding on them so I hope I can pick up where I left off and keep this form running.”
Stewartfield’s Marc Warren also played in Malelane and finished tied for 30th on three under par.