Rahm, Willett share 54-hole lead at BMW PGA

first_imgVIRGINIA WATER, England – Jon Rahm endured a wild end to his third round at the BMW PGA Championship to drop back into a share of the lead with Danny Willett at the flagship European Tour event on Saturday. Holding a two-stroke lead after playing the first 16 holes in 5 under, Rahm hit a spectator with his second shot at No. 17 – though it did stop his ball going out of bounds. The world No. 6 pitched to 10 feet and three-putted for bogey. Rahm was also close to driving out of bounds at the 18th hole, too, and needed to take a drop. He holed from 20 feet for an unlikely par while Willett got up and down from a greenside bunker for a birdie to match his playing partner’s 4-under 68. ”Man, those last two holes made it feel a lot worse than it really was,” Rahm said. ”I was really in control of my game and playing good. It was not the finish I was looking for – I might have lost a bit of focus, looking into the future instead of staying in the present.” Rahm and Willett, who also shared the second-round lead at 15 under with a three-shot lead over Justin Rose (69), Shubhankar Sharma (66) and Christiaan Bezuidenhout (69). Richie Ramsay and Rafa Cabrera Bello (both 67) were two shots further back. Your browser does not support iframes. BMW PGA Championship: Full-field scores | Full coverage Rahm was among the players who waited beside the 18th green on Friday as Spanish compatriot Jose Maria Olazabal completed his 25th and final appearance in the event. The 24-year-old Rahm can join Olazabal, Seve Ballesteros, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ignacio Garrido and Manuel Pinero as a Spanish winner at Wentworth. Willett recovered from a bogey on the first, making six birdies to remain on track for a seventh European Tour title – and a first on home soil. ”This is our biggest tournament of the year for us British guys. It’s a massive event,” Willett said. ”I’ve been here 10 straight years and I love the place. The crowds are amazing. ”I’ve won all around the world and it would be amazing to polish one off in front of a home crowd. It’s going to be a pretty tough battle out there.” Rory McIlroy, who made the cut on the number, shot 65 to equal his lowest score at Wentworth. It left him nine shots off the lead. ”I will give it a go, for sure, and you never know,” said McIlroy, the 2014 champion. ”But at the same time, I’m a realist. I know I won from seven back five years ago and I feel like that’s something that happens maybe once in your career.” Another rare event was Ross Fisher making an albatross after holing a 4-iron with his second shot to the 18th from 225 yards. Not only did it complete a remarkable back nine of 29 for a third-round 66, the English player won a BMW i8 Roadster worth 130,000 pounds ($160,000). ”I thought I’d pulled it so I looked away and the crowd’s reaction told the rest of the story,” Fisher said. ”To win the car is still a bit shocking.”last_img read more

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New Principal Appointed for Dumfries & Galloway College

first_imgIn addition to her current role with City of Glasgow College, Joanna also works as an Associate Assessor for Education Scotland, Chairs the Glasgow Regional STEM Hub and is Chair for the Digital Skills Partnership. She also represents Colleges Scotland on the National Articulation Forum and Scottish Funding Council Access Programmes Steering Group. Both groups support the implementation of specific recommendations from the Commission on Widening Access (COWA). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Board of Management of Dumfries & Galloway College is delighted to announce the new appointment of Joanna Campbell as Principal and Chief Executive of Dumfries and Galloway College who will commence the post early summer. Joanna is currently the Vice Principal of Student Experience at the City of Glasgow College, a post she has held since 2016. Joanna will follow the departure of Carol Turnbull who was successful in becoming the new Principal of Ayrshire College.Speaking about her appointment, Joanna comments “It is an incredible privilege and honour to be given the opportunity to be the next Principal and CEO of Dumfries and Galloway College. I am delighted to be joining the college at such an exciting time for the region and the wider South of Scotland economy. Together with the Staff, Students and Stakeholders, I look forward to taking the college forward to the next stage of its development.” Joanna lives in Fife and when she is not working enjoys the arts, travelling with her family and is a keen cyclist and runner. Prior to her current position with City of Glasgow College, Joanna was Assistant Principal for Learning and Teaching at Fife College where she was pivotal in establishing the first regional STEM Strategy and the award-winning ‘Girls into Energy’ programme with Shell UK, this followed her leading role to establish Forth Valley College as the first STEM Assured College in Scotland. Brian Johnstone, Chair of Dumfries and Galloway College’s Board of Management spoke of Joanna’s appointment “I am delighted to welcome Joanna to our college. I believe that she will bring renewed energy, expertise in education, and a vast experience to Dumfries and Galloway. Joanna is originally from Perthshire, and has worked across both rural and urban environments.  She has also taken a leadership role in a number of national and regional projects. Her joining the college at this time will bring a boost to our strategic development.  The Board and I look forward to working with her.” Joanna will join the College at an exciting time of digital transformation and the creation of a digital learning platform and infrastructure through a multi-million pound investment from South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SoSEP). The investment involves a partnership between Dumfries & Galloway College and Borders College to develop a network of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Hubs across the South of Scotland, to address the immediate skills gaps in areas such as Energy and Engineering, Construction and Care. These will be accessible to school and college students and employers wishing to try the latest technologies or upskill their current workforce. A number of digital spokes, located across the South of Scotland in schools, community venues and in local business premises will provide inclusive access. Joanna’s vast STEM experience and her knowledge of the concept of Industry 4 in teaching practice will contribute greatly to this project and its future development. Joanna is a former graduate of Dundee University and commenced her tertiary education career spanning 22 years as a lecturer in computing then progressed into senior management roles which gained her a wealth of experience in tertiary sector transformation, curriculum innovation, widening access, change management and performance excellence.last_img read more