Friday, March 16, 2012


The 3rd Scottish Universities Order of Merit golt tournament event ended at a cold, wet and very windy Dundonald Links today (Friday) with a clean sweep for Stirling University students in all four competitions.
In the men's event, Jack McDonald struck a highly credible 78 in the conditions for a total of 223 (9 over par) to pip Scottish international Graeme Robertson by two shots.
Robertson, who took 71 shots (1 under par) in an incredible morning's golf, fell foul of the tournament referee (after a lengthy and conisdered discussion) for having taken a number of preferred lies in contravention of the tournament conditions; finally signing for a score of 79 and second place.
Dewi Merckx, also from Stirling, who had led after the first two rounds struggled in the conditions to a score of 80, just ahead of Fairmont winner Chris Harkins (Strathclyde) who, like Robertson, had to add penalties to his score before signing his card.
Stirling I captured the men's team prize - McDonald and Robertson being joined in a 10-shot triumph by former Order of Merit winners David Booth and Zander Culverwell.
In the women's event, Stirling's Eilidh Briggs continues to dominate the Scottish Order of Merit events with scores of 74, 78, 81 for a total of 233 to win by 14 shots.
At the Scottish Universities Championships at Moray Golf Club in ten days time, Eilidh will have the unrivalled opportunity to complete a season's "Grand Slam" of the four Scottish student women's Order of Merit events - the first time this will have been achieved.
Along with Becka Wilson and Harriet Beasley, Eilidh also picked up the women's team prize.

1Jack Mcdonald (Stirling)737278223
2Graeme Robertson (Stirling)727479225
3Dewi Merckx (Stirling)717480225
4Chris Harkins (Strathclyde)757477226
5Nick McAndrew (Aberdeen)777675228
6Don McAndrew (RGU)807477231
7Matthias Eggenberger (Stirling)747979232
8Lee Fuller (Northumbria)837279234
9David Booth (Stirling)778078235
 10Jack Lampkin (Northumbria) 767981236
11Mike Howard (Stirling)78 7286236
 12Gavin Dunn (UHI)817680237
13Chris Low (Elmwood)777783237
14Stuart Cochrane (Stirling)757984238
15Mike McCarthy (St Andrews)768184241
16Oliver Roberts (Stirling)807686242
17Kit Holmes (Stirling)807786243
18Steven Kinnaird (UHI)768187244
19Craig Boyd (Stirling)817690247
20Donnchadh Dodd (Heriot Watt)758192248
22Daniel Kirk (Elmwood)7475NRNR
23Cameron Marr (Elmwood)7779NRNR
24David Calder (Edinburgh)78 72NRNR
25Josh Bassit (Northumbria)8177158
26Matt Wheeler (St Andrews)8278160
27Daniel Mclagen (Strathclyde)8080160
28Finlay White (Stirling) 7783160
29Blair Pelling (St Andrews)8576161
30Duncan Douglas (Stirling)8279161
31Patrick Spraggs (Stirling)8577162
32Phil Neil (Stirling)8379162
33Bho Olson (Glasgow)8280162
34Gordon Munro (RGU)8181162
35Varun Varadharajan (Heriot Watt)8181162
36Keith Shanks (Aberdeen)8182163
37Callum McNeill (UHI)7885163
38Conor Gask (Dundee)8777164
39Paul Campbell (St Andrews)8480164
40James Morrison (Stirling)8282164
41David Curtis (Glasgow)8183164
42Ben Gibson (Strathclyde) 8283165
43Dan Daly (Abertay)8184165
44Malko Schraner (Stirling) 9076166
45Alex Purdon (St Andrews)8581166
46Samir Nanji (St Andrews)8383166
47James Morell (Derby)8483167
48Andrew Cunningham (Strathclyde)9079169
49Ali Wright (Stirling)8089169
50Niall Fagan (Strathclyde)8883171
51David Melville (Abertay)8883171
52Tristan Blumi (Heriot Watt)8784171
53Kenneth Pallas (Glasgow)8685171
54Pete Greene (St Andrews)8984173
55Craig Anderson (Caledonian)8786173
56Rob Wood (UHI)8888176
57Richie Tidman (Stirling)8894182
58Mike Thelwall Jones (Stirling)9792189
59Scott Liddle (Glasgow)9794191
60Chris Long (Stirling)10093193
Nathan Free (Elmwood)79NRNR
Ally Leith (Glasgow)79NRNR
Roddy Spence (Abertay)84NRNR
Jonny Crawford (Glasgow)84NRNR
Craig Pirie (Caledonian)NR81NR
Ross Gillan (Glasgow)NRDNSNR
Zander Culverwell (Stirling)DQ


                                  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Ttl

1 Eilidh Briggs (Stirling) 74 78 81 233

2 Becka Wilson (Stirling) 81 83 83 247

3 Jane Turner (RGU) 85 79 85 249

4 Gabrielle Macdonald (St Andrews) 82 85 83 250

5 Hannah McCook (Stirling) 86 84 82 252

6 Sam Munro (UHI) 84 81 87 252

7 Harriet Beasley (Stirling) 83 80 95 258

8 Jordanna Graham (Stirling) 85 84 95 264

9 Zhana Tarasko (St Andrews) 89 85 174

10 Alisa Theunis (St Andrews) 89 92 181

11 Mhairi McKay (Stirling) 94 90 184