Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Clara Young makes top 15 in first tournament 

of new USA college golf season

Scottish champion Clara Young (North Berwick) has achieved a top 15 finish in her first tournament of the new US women's college golf circuit.
Clara, a second-year student at the University of Missouri, finished joint 14th with scores of 72, 79 and 71 for a total of 222 in the Marilyn Smith Invitational at Colbert Hills Golf Club, Manhattan, Kansas.
Clara, pictured with the Scottish championship trophy after the final at Monifieth earlier this year,  finished eight shots behind the winner, Lindsey McCurdy (Southern Methodist) (75-73-66 for 214).
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies and Kansas State University) finished joint 24th on 230 with scores of 77, 79 and 74.
The third Scot in the field of 69 players, Jess Meek (Carnoustie and Missouri), had scores of 79, 79 and 75 for 233 and a share of 32nd place.
Kansas State (890) finished fourth behind team title winners Southern Methodist (873) with Missouri (896) sixth of 12.