Friday, September 25, 2015

St Andrews and Tom Beasley among the honours in Alexander Quin Invitational

The Inaugural Alexander Quin Invitational took place this week at Essendon Country Club. The top University, College and School Golf teams were invited to take part. The  three-round scratch event was to showcase the wealth of golfing talent at UK educational establishments. 
Nine teams of four players took part in the inaugural event three different layouts at Essendon Country Club. St Andrews University took the early lead over Bournemouth University after the first round with Birkdale School and Wellington College not far behind. Hartpury College and Exeter University  were only 10 shots off the lead after the second round
Tom Beasley (St Andrews) took the early individual lead with an opening round of 3 under par 69. In the second round Daniel List (Wellington) made the lowest score of 1 under par 71. 
The tournament proved a great opportunity for students from schools , colleges and Universities to share their experiences. The low round of the tournament came from Arun Singh-Brar (Hampshire Collegiate) with an 8 under par round of 64 - 1 shot off the professional course record. 
The finishing holes saw Birkdale's players come in with scores of 67,72 and 76 to take second spot in the team event. 
Tom Beasley had to shoot 5 under par to keep his lead over the low round score from Arun which he did in style with a three-round score of 6 under par 210. He took the Individual trophy along with a special edition Alexander Quin sterling silver cufflinks. Arun Sigh- Brar took second place receiving his trophy and an Alexander Quin sterling silver ball marker.
In the team event Birkdale players Tom Bradley, Barclay Brown,Josh Wright and Elliott Brown took the runners up trophy and a GALVIN GREEN  shirt each.
The team trophy went to St Andrews University with a great score of 2 over par for the team over 3 rounds (650) They picked up the trophy and a silver belt buckle from Alexander Quin.
After a very successful event the ISGA are looking to hold the next Alexander Quin Invitational in October 2016 with invites going out to European Universities as well as UK Universities, Colleges and Schools. Interest has already been shown from some US colleges in taking part in future events.

Full results on the ISGA website