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Knox makes mark at US PGA school

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Scotland's Russell Knox has topped the standings at stage one of the US PGA Tour's qualifying school in Florida.

The Inverness man, who has earned more than £60,000 on the third-tier NGA Hooters Tour, recorded a six-under-par 66 at the St Johns club.

Knox's 15-under aggregate of 273 was three strokes better than American Chris Kirk and Ireland's Chris Devlin.

The Scot, a graduate of Jacksonville University, fell at the second hurdle in 2008.

Dubai-based compatriot Ross Bain, who was born in Cardross, missed out at Dayton Valley in Nevada, finishing seven shots adrift of the qualifying score.

Knox's success is the second by a Scot in the USA in a week after Martin Laird's maiden triumph on the main tour in Las Vegas.



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