Allan vows to mix it up with the best

Allan vows to mix it  up with  the best
James Allan

Dubai - Allan, who made the cut to the elite squad for the England team, said he would prefer to take it one step at a time before turning pro.



By James Jose

Published: Fri 5 Feb 2016, 10:56 PM

James Allan said that he was relishing the opportunity of playing with the big guns of golf and added that his low score on Thursday has given him the belief that he can mix it up with some of the world's best.
The Englishman, who won the Order of Merit for the Amateurs on the Middle East & North Africa (Mena) Tour in 2015, fired a three-under 69 on the opening day of the Dubai Desert Classic at the Majlis Course of the Emirates Golf Club.
Even though it was his second appearance in the event, dubbed the 'Major of the Middle East,' Allan was pleased to be a part of it again.
"It's amazing. It's what I've always wanted to do and it feels fantastic to be here. I'm loving the chance to play and enjoying just the whole atmosphere of the place. Just loving it," gushed Allan.
And while he came away with a decent score on the day, Allan, who made the cut to the elite squad for the England team, said he would prefer to take it one step at a time before turning pro.
"Of course, I'm excited because it proves to me that my golf is capable of competing a little bit with these guys," he said. "At the moment, I'm not rushing into anything. I'm enjoying my golf and I've got the Nation's Cup in a couple weeks. I'm excited to go there and see what happens after that," added Allan.
Allan was also pleased with his round and felt the Majlis Course played out pretty well.
"The course is fantastic. The greens are just amazing. I've never played on greens as fast as this, and I'm pleased with myself on how I've adapted to that. But I'm pleased to be in the position I am and just loving it, really," Allan said.
james@khaleejtimes.com


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