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By Euan Maxwell
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Syme in US debut

DUMFRIES golfer Connor Syme has teed off for the first round of the US Open began.

Syme’s run of form in the recent UK Swing on the European Tour secured him one of the ten spots that were on offer through a mini-order of merit.

The 25-year-old is making his US Open debut and his personal goal for the week is primarily to play all four rounds.

“I think we all know that making the cut in a US Open is a good result,” he said. “Having this opportunity is amazing and my primary goal will be to play all four days. I’d be really disappointed to miss the cut, but really I’m not too sure what to expect. I’m coming into this on the back of some good form in Europe, but I still have lots to learn and it takes time.”

Syme has played in two Open Championships – as an amateur in 2017 and as a pro in 2019 – and also played in the US Amateur at Riviera and the Walker Cup.

Meanwhile, fellow Dumfries golfer Liam Johnston scored a career-best 10 under par round at the Portugal Masters last week. The 27-year-old was in contention for the title but after two early bogeys in the final round he finished joint 15th place on eight under.

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