Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Former English champion Hayley Davis (Baylor University, Texas) from Dorset was the highest-placed finisher among the four British students in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate tournament over 54 holes at English Turn Golf and Country Club, New Orleans.
Hayley, pictured right, shot 72-75-73 for four-over-par 220 over a 6105yd course and finished joint 11th in a high-class field of 83 players behind the winner, Alex Stewart (Colorado) who had scores of 71-73-67 for five-under 211 and a one-shot win from the clear overnight leader Cassy Isagawa (Oregon) (71-65-76).
Lisa McCloskey (Southern California) came third on 213 (71-71-71) and Lindy Duncan (Duke), named already for the US Curtis Cup team for Nairn, finished fourth on 215 (73-73-69), spearheading her college to victory in the team event.
Alabama student Stephanie Meadow from Northern Ireland, who will be playing in the GB and I Curtis Cup three-day selection trial at The Nairn GC next month, finished two shots behind Hayley Davis in T16 place with a total of 222 (76-72-74). Stephanie could muster only one birdie on the final day.
Aberdeen's Gemma Dryburgh, a student at host university, Tulane, finished T25 on 224 with scores of 75-75-74. A triple bogey 8 at the long 15th in the first round dragged Gemma down out of the top 20.
All things considered, a good performance by Gemma who reached the final of the Scottish girls match-play championship last summer and also gained her first cap for Scotland in the girls' home internationals.
Twenty-eight out of the top 100 ranked US college players were in the field, of whom 18 finished ahead of Gemma and 10 behind her.
Gemma's dad John says;
"She is delighted with the way she is hitting the ball; she just didn’t have the best week on the greens and ran up a triple bogey 8 on the island green par five 15th on Day 1, thinning a difficult sand shot into the water behind the pin.
"However, it was a very solid finish, sharing first place in the Tulane team for the second tournament running and she is moving on full of confidence."
Raffi Dyer (Oregon) from Hayling Island finished T30, having been T50 at the start of the last round. Her scores were 76-75-71 (last round included four birdies) for 225.
877 Duke. 880 Colorado. 881 Southern California. 884 Alabama. 887 Baylor. 893 Tulane.
Selected totals:
887 Oregon (jt 8th in a field of 14 teams).

Sian Evans too ill to have Round 2 score in Florida
East Tennessee State's star female golfer, Sian Evans from Kent, was feeling very much under the weather all last week and she would have been better off missing this week's Sir Pizza Cards Challenge at Weston Hills CC, Weston in Florida.
But Sian, pictured right, wanted to give it a go for her college. It was a mistake. She had a lacklustre 81 in the first round and then had to call off playing in the second because she felt so ill. But at least she felt a lot better next day and was able to score a par-matching 72 in the third round which helped East Tennessee State finish joint seventh in a field of 14 teams. North Carolina State won the team title out of the park as they say - by a 22-shot margin from runners-up Texas State.
Hannah Lovelock (Missouri) from Surrey finished T39 in a field of 83 players. She had a total of 232, made up of rounds of 80-72-80.
Katie Mundy (Florida International) from Hampshire finished T44 on 234 (79-73-82).
Two North Carolina State players, Augusta James (69-69-72) and Brittany Marchand (70-71-69) tied for the lowest aggregate of six-under-par 210. No indication as yet with reference to any play-off being held for the individual title. Some tournaments do have them, others don't.
Missouri finished T9 of 14 in the team event with Florida International 11th.

The Kiawah Island Intercollegiate is the largest tournament on the women's college circuit in the States - 179 individual competitors and 33 teams.
It was won by Fanny Cnops (North Carolina-Greensboro) with 72-71-72 for two-under-par 214. She won by a single shot.
There were a lot of British students in the massive field and, with Ken Condon's help, here is how they finished. 
228 Kirsty Rands (Augusta State) from Surrey 75-76-77 (T31)
228 Liz Haycock (Old Dominion) from West Midlands 78-72-78 (T31)
231 Anna Carling (Arkansas State) from Cardiff 78-78-75 (T48).
234 Megan Garland (Daytona State) from Yorkshire 80-77-77 (T63)
235 Kim Bradbury (Old Dominion) from Derbyshire 80-74-81 (T77).
248 Kirsty Condon (Radford) from Lincolnshire 83-82-83 (T149).
250 Jemma Chalmers (Newberry) from Dundee 88-82-80 (T155)
253 Vanessa Jay (Charleston Southern) from Bedfordshire 79-90-84 (T162)
261 Stephanie Gough (Middle Tennessee) from Aylesbury 80-94-87 (T173)
877 Augusta State
899 UNCG
893 Campbell, Elon.
910 College of charleston
911 Daytona State
915 Middle Tennessee
919 Old Dominion