Thursday, April 02, 2015

Stirling 1 v Strathclyde in Scottish students' final

Stirling 1 will play Strathclyde in Friday's final of the Scottish student golf team championship at the Moray Golf Club's links at Lossiemouth
In the semi-finals, Stirling I beat their colleagues Stirling III by an 11-1 margin..
Strathclyde struggled in the early morning foursomes against Stirling II and trailed 2.5-1.5 after the morning foursomes.
Early victories by Strathclyde's Callum Connacher and Richard Johnsonsaw the lead swing back in the west of Scotland's favour. This did not last long as Luke Robinson  and Andreas Roehrl tipped the match in Stirling II's favour.
The tie came down to the final match with Strathclyde's Craig Hughes showing nerves of steel to recover from a lip out on the 17th green to par the final hole to secure a one hole victory against Kevin Prentice  and level the overall score at 6-6.
The captains  nominated their leading players for a sudden death play-off and Hughes for Strathclyde birdied the second extra hole to overpower Sean Walter
Semi-final results:
Stirling 1 11, Stirling III 1
Strathclyde 6, Stirling II 6 (Strathclyde won play-off at second extra hole)

Stirling 1. Back (left to right): Andrew Davidson; Dan King; Chris MacLean; Craig Howie; James Wilson. Front: Henry Tomlinson; Marco Iten; Mathias Eggenberger (capt); Angus Carrick

Strathclyde (back): Cameron Graham; Neil McConnachie; James Johnston; Ross Finlay; Andrew Wright. Front:  Craig Hughes; Richard Johnston; Craig Chalmers (capt); Andrew Cunningham; Callum Connacher