Keeping Score

Scotland’s David Law leads Qatar Masters

With bogey-free 7-under 64, Law opens 1-stroke advantage in European Tour’s 4th stop in Middle East

64: Score for Scotland’s David Law, who opened a one-stroke lead Thursday at the European Tour’s Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in Doha, Qatar (scores). Law, 29, of Scotland, played a bogey-free, 7-under round at Education City Golf Club. “I’ve been guilty over the last few weeks when I’ve had decent rounds going of not finishing them off,” said Law, who has made eight cuts in 16 starts since the season restart in July but with no finish better than 25th. “I was semi-conscious of sticking with it and trying to go low. I was really happy with how I stuck to my routines, my processes, and I came out of it with a good score. I’m a lot more focused on my targets rather than my golf swings. Over the last couple of seasons, I’ve been guilty of asking myself why I’ve been hitting bad shots, instead of just going on to hit the next one.” Law is seeking his second career victory. Four players were tied for second at 6-under 65: Italy’s Nino Bertasio, South Africa’s Hennie Du Plessis, England’s Richard McEvoy and Finland’s Kalle Samooja. The $1.5 million tournament is the fourth consecutive event on the European Tour schedule to be played in the Middle East before the tour heads to Kenya for the next two weeks.

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