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Shinkwin happy despite play-off loss

17th July 2017, 05:35 by Michael Holland

Callum Shinkwin was left to rue bad luck after missing out on glory at the Scottish Open.

The former English Amateur champion looked on course for victory as he held a one-shot lead going down the last, but was unlucky to see his approach shot land in a divot.

Shinkwin fluffed the chip and missed the putt to go into a play-off with Spain’s Rafael Cabrera Bello, who won at the first extra hole.

However, Shinkwin refused to be downbeat afterwards and is more than happy with a cheque for £589,000 and a place at the Open Championship at Birkdale this week.

"It's been a very good week," said Shinkwin. "I'll be more than happy to finish second but the win was on my mind and it didn't happen.

"Of course I was nervous but to be fair it was nothing like what everyone probably thinks. I hit a great second shot in (on the 72nd hole) and finished in a divot on a downslope of the bunker. I had no shot, really.

"But it's all a learning curve and obviously if you win, you have to have luck on your side. It wasn't there for me.

"It’s fantastic to be playing in The Open and I’m looking forward to playing at Royal Birkdale. The Open is the number one championship for us and to have qualified is great. I played at Royal Troon last year, didn’t make the cut, but I thought I performed well there."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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