Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hannah McCook finishes second in Argentina

Hannah McCook, a Grantown on Spey Golf Club member from Nethy Bridge, finished second today (Sat) in the Argentina Women's Open at Hurlingham Club, Buenos Aires.
The Stirling University graduate shot three steady rounds of 71, 71 and 70 for a two-under-par total of 212 - four shots behind the winner, Argentina's Agustina Zeballos with scores of 66, 70 and 72 for five-under 208.
Argentina professional Sofia Toccafondi finished third on 215 (70-71-74) in a field of 29 competitors.
Ireland's Jessica Ross, like Hannah McCook, representating the R and A in the tournament, finished joint ninth on 234 with rounds of 81, 78 and 75.
"It was a great experience, receiving the invite from the R&A to go and play in Argentina was great. My first trip to South America and it was very enjoyable," said Hannah aa she waited at Buenos Aires Airport for the 13hr return flight to London. "After a week's training with Scottish Golf last week in the UAE my game was feeling good, and I was already acclimatised to some warm weather!
"The temperatures here were around 33-35 degrees each day. My game felt great all week and I look forward to returning to South America to play the South American Amateur in Peru in January."