GILBERT’S FIRST SWING IS PAR FOR THE COURSE

ABERDEEN Asset Management’s chief executive Martin Gilbert tees off in the Pro-am golfing tournament ahead of the Scottish Open yesterday.

The pro-am game preceded The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open which begins today at Castle Stuart Golf Links, Inverness.

The £2.5m four-day European Tour tournament finishes on Sunday. A host of the world’s top players are in attendance including defending champion Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Martin Kaymer, Louis Oosthuizen and Scotland’s own Paul Lawrie.

“This is our first year as title sponsor of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and we are delighted to be here on the stunning Castle Stuart course,” said Gilbert yesterday, hoping beyond hope that the weather might improve.