Garrick has first taste of pro golf

Garrick Porteous during last year's Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club, East Lothian.
Garrick Porteous during last year's Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club, East Lothian.
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Garrick Porteous had his first taste of life as a professional golfer after making his debut at the Maybank Malaysian Open.

Less than a week after bringing the curtain down on his amateur career at The Masters, the 24-year-old was in action at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

And while the Bamburgh Castle player failed to make the cut, it was another useful learning curve for the recent Georgia Cup winner.

Porteous bowed out after the second round, finishing with a 12-over 156, having shot a seven-over 79 and five-over 77.

The competition, one of Asia’s leading national opens, was won by England’s Lee Westwood, who won by a seven-stroke margin having finished 18-under.

Porteous is a busy boy and his early exploits as a pro golfer continue apace.

He has secured an invite into the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters, at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club, which starts today.

He then heads to the Laguna National Golf and Country Club, in Singapore, for The Championship, teeing off on May 1.