Former Dunfermline Resident Putts his Way to Oz Succes


Congratulations to former Dunfermline boy Connor McKinney who won The Australian Amateur Golf Championship at the weekend. The 20 year-old sunk a 25 foot birdie putt at the first play off hole to defeat his opponents South Australian Jack Buchanan and New Zealander James Hynd. 

Connor’s putt had the crowd in raptures and its testimony to his resolve that he was able to pick himself up after a bogey on the 18th which opened the door for his opponents.  

This was this second win in recent times as he had recently secured his first win at the South Australian Amateur Classic. Connor said “The floodgates have opened. I’m pretty confident on the course at the moment and I can just let loose.’’

Connor emigrated to Australia 7 years ago and now stays in Joondalup (a suburb of Perth) with his parents Grant and Val who were well kent faces around Dunfermline.

A former member at Canmore and Kinross golf clubs McKinney also became the first man in Australian Amateur golf history to take home a pay cheque after changes to the rules. His $1,350 won’t burst the bank but it certainly better than a poke in the eye. He also rose 57 places to 128th in the world rankings.

We at Visit Dunfermline wish Grant all the best with his golfing career and we will certainly be watching his progress in the coming months and years. 



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