KirkwoodGolf: Craig Chalmers ahead in men's student tournament

Monday, October 05, 2015

Craig Chalmers ahead in men's student tournament

Chloe clicks with a 66 to lead by four at wet 

and windy Ladybank

The second day of the 10th Scottish Student Sport/British

Universities and Colleges Sport Ladybank Tournament saw overnight leaders Ailsa Summers (St Andrews; Carnoustie Ladies) and Connor Neil (Abertay Dundee; Blairgowrie) both fall back in tough conditions at a wet and windy Ladybank Golf Club.
In the Ladies competition, Chloe Goadby (pictured) - having honed her skills over St Andrews, Kingsbarn and Carnoustie in the Dunhills Links Championship with Thomas Levet - sparkled amid the strengthening wind and showers to shoot an impressive, five under par 66 - helped by an eagle 2 at the 353yd par 4 14th

. Chloe heads into the final round four shots ahead of overnight leader Summers with Scottish and British Student Champion Gemma Batty (Stirling; Powfoot) one shot further back. 
In the Ladies team event, Chloe's round helped Stirling II (along with Tara Mactaggart (Stirling; Minto) and Jen Saxton (Stirling; Muckhart) overcome their senior rivals in Stirling I by seven shots, with St Andrews I coming in third.

In the Men's event, overnight leader Connor Neil also slipped back into the pack - but only slightly. In the harshest of the days cold, wet and windy conditions it was Craig Chalmers (Strathclyde; Cawder) - ninth in this year's World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea - who moved into the lead, thanks to a three over par round of 74 to add to his one under round from Sunday. 

The men'ss pack has bunched considerably and anyone of the top nine players realistically could triumph on Tuesday.
 Alongwith Neil (one shot back of the lead), two Stirling players are poised to pounce: veteran Chris MacLean (Stirling; Balmore) - who won the event in 2013; and first year Fresher, Jack Forgan (Stirling; Stowmarket) - both two shots back, along with Mike Howard (Edinburgh; Royal Birkdale) and local student David Mclellan (St Andrews; Largs).
 In the men's team event, unusually, it was not Stirling who picked up the prizes. Instead it was the University of Strathclyde with Chalmers ably supported by James Johnston (Strathclyde; Ayr Belleisle), Craig Hughes (Strathclyde; Drumpellier) and Cameron Graham (Strathclyde; Hamilton) to win by two shots from Scottish, British and European team champions, Stilring with Northumbria Un iversity six shots further back in third.

par 142 (2x71)
141 Chloe Goadby (Stirling) 75 66.
145 Ailsa Summers (St Andrews) 72 73.
146 Gemma Batty (Stirling) 75 71.
147 Jen Saxton (Stirling) 72 75.
152 Sinead Sexton (Stirling) 73 79.
153 Nia Greville (Stirling) 77 76
154 Marie Danielsson (St Andrews) 80 74.
157 Alexa Hammer (St Andrews) 77 80, Hannah Holden (Sheffield) 76 81

144 Craig Chalmers (Strathclyde) 70 74.
145 Connor Neil (Abertay Dundee) 69 76
146 Jack Forgan (stirling) 75 71, Chris MacLean (Stirling) 74 72. Mike Howard (Edinburgh) 72 74, David McLellan (St Andrews) 70 76.
147 Marcell Horvath (St Andrews) 75 72
148 Andrew Wilson (Northumbria) 74 74, Tom Beasley (St Andrews) 73 75.
149 Tom Spencer (Aberdeen) 76 73, Elliott Butterworth (Northumbria) 74 75, George Burns (St Andrews) 73 76, Bjorn Bojesen (St Andrews) 72 77, Sean Walter (Stirling) 72 77, Craig Hughes (Strathclyde) 70 79.
150 Matthew Hayes (Northumbria) 78 72, James Wilson (Stirling) 77 73, James Johnston (Strathclyde) 76 74