Was the only amateur to come through 36-hole Final Qualifying competition in 2017 and, now a professional, survived the challenge again at Fairmont St Andrews on July 2, returning a six under par total which gave him the second of the three spots on offer three strokes behind talented American amateur Brandon Wu.
Syme won the 2016 Australian amateur championship, was a semi-finalist in the 2014 Amateur Championship at the age of 18 and part of Scotland’s winning sides in the 2015 and 2016 European team championships. Came second to Mikko Korhonen in last season's Shot Clock Masters on the European Tour. The event broke new ground on the circuit by introducing a clock where players received a one-stroke penalty for going over the allowed time on each stroke. Plays much of his golf on the Challenge Tour and won in Turkey in April.