Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Ayrshire girl Linzi Allan, a freshman student at Newman University, Wichita, Kansas, finished joint seventh in a field of 61 players at the Midwestern State Invitational college tournbament at Wichita Falls Country Club, Texas earlier this week.
Linzi, pictured, had two rounds of 80 for a total of 160 over the par-72, 6077yd course. She finished six shots behind the winner by three strokes, Erica Bensch (Central Oklahoma Univesity) (76-78).
Linzi's team-mates, Megan Birdsey from Bedfordshire and Alyssa Balding from Northumberland, finished joint 16th and joint 36th respectively.
Megan scored 81 and 84 for 165, Alyssa 85 and 86 for 171.
Newman University finished fourth of 10 in the team event behind winners West Texas A&M.
Anna Carling joint seventh in Panther Intercollegiate
Welsh student Anna Carling, a freshman at Arkansas State University, also tied for seventh place in her competitive outing this past week. The Vale of Glamorgan Golf Club member had rounds of 76, 75 and 77 for a total of 228 over a par-72, 6047yd course at Eagles Landing Country Club, Stockbridge in Georgia.
The John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate had an entry of 72 players and was won with three strokes to spare by Cathrine Madsen (Georgia State) with scores of 76, 70 and 75 for five-over-par 221.
Ellie Robinson, a freshman student from Middlesbrough at Georgia State, shared 20th place with a total of 233, made up of 74, 79 and 80.
Andrea Downer, a senior student from Surrey at Murray State University, Kentucky, tied for 27th place on 238 with scores of 80, 82 and 76.
Former Welsh champion Kirsty O'Connor (Ball State) finished joint 57th on 250 with scores of 84, 82 and 84.
On the same mark was Florida International University freshman Nikki Dunn from Harrogate, Yorkshire with scores of 83, 85 and 82.
Georgia State (905) won the team title. Ball State (996) were sixth and Murray State (953) tied for 10th place. Arkansas State (973) finished last of 13.
Another high finish by Sinead O'Sullivan
Last week Ireland's Sinead O'Sullivan finished joint third in a college event in Arizona. This week the girl from Galway, a senior year student at East Tennessee State University, based at Jefferson City, moved on to Pinehurst, North Carolina and finished joint fourth in a field of 93 players at the Pinehurst Challenge women's college tournament.
Sinead had scores of 72, 72 and 74 for a two-over-par total of 218 over the Pinehurst No 6 course (there are eight of them!) which has a ladies par of 72 and measures 5992yd.
She finished six shots behind the winner, Florida State's Lacey Agney (72-70-70) who had two shots to spare over runner-up Christine Shimel (Maryland) (71-68-75).
Channel Islander Olivia Higgins (Charleston Southern) had a unfortunate and costly last round of 79. After two scores of 71, Olivia was lying second behind Christine Shimel but she eventually finished joint seventh on 222.
Florida State (863) won the team title from Maryland (896) with Campbell (897) third and East Tennesee State (903) fourth. Charleston State came joint 15th of the 18 competing teams.
Laura Cutler shares fourth place in North Carolina
Laura Cutler, a junior student from Essex at Jacksonville State University, Alabama, shared fourth place behind runaway winner Carmen Perez-Narbon (North Carolina-Wilmington) in the Lady Seahawk Classic women's college tournament at River Landing Country Club, Wallace in North Carolina.
Laura had scores of 73, 78 and 76 for 227 over the par-72, 6012yd course.
Perez-Narbon was in a class of her own with rounds of 69, 73 and 73 for one-under-par 215. She won by nine strokes in a field of 52 players. So Laura Cutler finished only three shots behind the runner-up.
North Carolina-Wilmington (915) won the team title ahead of Pennsylvania (928) with Jacksonville State (931) third in a field of nine squads.