KirkwoodGolf: Scottish Student Sport Golf Tour tees off in Fife

Monday, October 05, 2015

Scottish Student Sport Golf Tour tees off in Fife

 Ailsa and Connor set the pace at Ladybank
Sunday saw the first round of the traditional curtain-raiser for the 2015-16 Scottish Student Sport Golf Tour at an overcast and cool Ladybank Golf Club in Fife. With over seventy of the countries top student golfers playing - although lacking the traditionally strong Stirling I Men's Team (who currently are in the United States where Marco Iten (Stirling; Switzerland) won the MacDonald Cup, hosted by Harvard University and where Stirling finished runners up to the hosts in the team event) - it was a day of good scoring in both the ladies and mens events.

Defending Champion in the Ladies event, Ailsa Summers (St Andrews; Carnoustie Ladies) picked up where she left off last year and posted a one over par 72 to lead the field. She was matched by another local who knows the course well in Jen Saxton (Stirling; Muckhart), with Sinead Sexton (Stirling; Lahinch) one shot further back. In the ladies team event, Stirling II (Saxton and Chloe Goadby - fresh from playing in the Dunhill Links with Thomas Levet) lead their more prominent Stirling I teammates as well as the St Andrews teams.

In the Men's event, it was a more challenging day for defending champion Andrew Wilson (Northumbria; Darlington). His 74 was not what he had hoped for, and he was bettered by over a dozen fellow competitors , led by Connor Neil (Abertay; Blairgowrie) whose two under par 69 was the round of the day. The elder brother of Scottish superstar Bradley Neil, Connor had a steady round with only one bogey and three birdies but he is being closely chased by two Strathclyde players, Craig Chalmers (Strathclyde; Cawder) and James Johnston (Strathlcye; Ayr Belleisle) as well as local St Andrews player David McLellan (St Andrews; Largs). There is then a small gap back to those on one over par, Mike Howard (Edinburgh; Royal Birkdale), Bjorn Bojesen (St Andrews; Belgium) and the first two Stirling players Sean Walter (Stirling; West Linton) and Colin Edgar (Stirling; Cochrane Castle). In the mens team event, Strathclyde lead the way from St Andrews, Stirling and Nortumbria.

The 54-hole event continues today  and concludes on Tuesday.

1st Ailsa Summers(+2)  72
St Andrews University [St Andrews I
2nd Jen Saxton(3)
Stirling University [Stirling II] 72
3rd Sinead Sexton(0)
Stirling University [Stirling I] 73
4th Gemma Batty(+1)
Stirling University [Stirling I] 75
5th Chloe Goadby(+1)
Stirling University [Stirling II] 75
6th Hannah Holden(1)
Sheffield University 76
7th Nikol Chrenkova(2)
St Andrews University [St Andrews II] 77
8th Miranda Brain(0)
St Andrews University [St Andrews I] 77
9th Nia Greville(1)
Stirling University [Stirling I] 77
10th Lieve Van Veggel(3)
St Andrews University [St Andrews III] 77 


1st Connor Neil (+2)   69
Abertay Dundee University
2nd David McLellan (+1)
St Andrews University [St Andrews II] 70 
3rd Craig Hughes (+1)
Strathclyde University [Strathclyde I] 70
4th Craig Chalmers (+2) 
Strathclyde University [Strathclyde I] 70
5th Bjorn Bojesen (+1)
St Andrews University [St Andrews II] 72
6th Sean Walter (+1)
Stirling University [Stirling I] 72
7th Colin Edgar (+2)
Stirling University [Stirling II] 72
8th Mike Howard (+2)
Edinburgh University [Edinburgh I] 72
9th Rob Paterson (+1)
Aberdeen University [Aberdeen I] 73
10th Greg Telfer (+1)
Glasgow University [Glasgow I] 73
11th George Burns (+2)
St Andrews University [St Andrews I ] 73
12th Tom Beasley (+2)
St Andrews University [St Andrews I] 73
13th Jack Rogan (3)
St Andrews University [individual] 74
14th Elliott Butterworth (0)
Northumbria University [Northumbria I] 74
15th Andrew Wilson (+4)
Northumbria University [Northumbria I] 74
16th George Grant (0)
Northumbria University [Northumbria II] 74
17th Chris MacLean (+2)
Stirling University [Stirling I] 74