Paul Lawrie Match Play: Host faces Romain Wattel in Aberdeen

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Lawrie has organised the new tournament

Host Paul Lawrie has been drawn against Frenchman Romain Wattel in the first round of the new match play tournament that bears the Scot's name.

The 1999 Open champion tees off on Thursday lunchtime at Murcar Links in Aberdeen against an opponent 186 places above him in the world rankings.

USA's two-time major winner John Daly faces Spaniard Jorge Campillo in the inaugural Paul Lawrie Match Play.

Top-ranked Scot Marc Warren goes off in the afternoon against Richard Bland.

Lawrie's fellow Aberdonian, Richie Ramsay, faces Ramsay drawn against Shiv Kapur of India.

English 20-year-old Matthew Fitzpatrick faces Welshman Bradley Dredge.

Among the other ties, Gregory Bourdy, of France, takes on European Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts, from Belgium.

The format has 64 players battling it out in a straight knockout over four days, with two rounds on both Saturday and Sunday.

Paul Lawrie Match Play first-round draw (Thursday - all times BST)

0800: Julien Quesne v Tom Lewis

0810: Scott Hend v Jeev Milkha Singh

0820: Maximilian Kieffer v Michael Hoey

0830: Kristoffer Broberg v Richard Finch

0840: Richie Ramsay v Shiv Kapur

0850: Magnus A Carlsson v Edoardo Molinari

0900: Matthew Fitzpatrick v Bradley Dredge

0910: Peter Uihlein v Oliver Wilson

0925: Chris Wood v Jbe Kruger

0935: Jorge Campillo v John Daly

0945: Raphael Jacquelin v Seve Benson

0955: Gregory Havret v David Horsey

1005: Alexander Levy v Mark Foster

1015: Morten Orum Madsen v Alvaro Quiros

1025: Tyrrell Hatton v Darren Fichardt

1035: Robert Rock v Mikael Lundberg

1230: Anthony Wall v Chris Doak

1240: Romain Wattel v Paul Lawrie

1250: Thomas Aiken v Scott Jamieson

1300: Andrew Dodt v Oliver Fisher

1310: Alejandro Canizares v Lucas Bjerregaard

1320: Marcus Fraser v Robert Karlsson

1330: Gregory Bourdy v Nicolas Colsaerts

1340: Trevor Fisher Jnr v Thorbjorn Olesen

1355: David Howell v Daniel Brooks

1405: Thomas Pieters v David Drysdale

1415: Kiradech Aphibarnrat v Wade Ormsby

1425: Andrew Johnston v Graeme Storm

1435: James Morrison v Pelle Edberg

1445: Johan Carlsson v Marco Crespi

1455: Marc Warren v Richard Bland

1505: Felipe Aguilar v Fabrizio Zanotti

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