Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Former Scottish U18 girls champion Lesley Atkins finished the top British or Irish player in the 13th USA Women's Invitational college tournament at Azalea City, Mobile in Alabama on Tuesday, writes Colin Farquharson
                                                        The second-year student at
 Louisiana-Monroe University, a member of Gullane Ladies Golf Club, had rounds of 83, 78 and 78 for a total of 239 and a T24 finish in a field of 62 players.
Like all of the US college golf events on the Eastern side of America it was played in wintry conditions and that was reflected in the relatively high scoring over a par-72 course of 6071yd.
Not even the winner by four strokes, Stina Resen (Arkansas-Little Rock) finished under par for the 54 holes.  She scored 75, 71 and 75 for five-over-par 221
Holly Robinson (Alabama-Birmingham), a fourth-year student from Sligo, finished on 240 (80-81-79) and T26.
Dolores Brown (McNeese State) scored 81, 84 and 81 for 246 and T40.
Katie Reid (Arkansas-Little) from Dundee finished T49 on 251 with rounds of 82, 86 and 83.
Memphis (915) won the team title by 10 strokes from Western Kentucky (925) and Arkansas-Little Rock (928).
Alabama-Birmingham (860) finished seventh and McNeese State (964) eighth in a field of 11 teams.