Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Charlotte Thomas has a T14 finish  in 

Bay Area Intercollegiate

GB and I international team player Charlotte Thomas, from Singapore via Surrey and a candidate for a place in the Curtis Cup team to play the USA at Dun Laoghaire GC, near Dublin in June, shot rounds of 74 and 73 to finish T14 in a field of 68 at the 36-hole Bay Area Intercollegiate tournament at Meadow Club, Fairfax in California.

Winner by one shot was Hannah Suh (California) with a total of 140 (71-69) over the par-72, 6112yd course.
Charlotte, pictured right, a final-year student at Washington University, birdied the long first, the short 11th, and two more par-5 holes, the 13th and 17th, but she bogeyed five holes to wipe out the gains.
California (583) won the team title by three shots from Colorado with Oregon State (591) third. Washington (586) finished sixth. 

Emily Aird finishes T28 at Kicking Bird GC 

 Emily Aird, pictured below, from Perth, a third-year student at Newman University, Wichita in Kansas, finished T28 in a field of 91 players at the Diffee Ford Lincoln Invitational college tournament at the quaintly-named Kicking Bird Golf Club, Edmond in Oklahoma.
Emily had a pair of 79s for 158 over a par-70 course of 5,821yd.

Team-mate Alexandra Patton, a final-year student from Chippenham, finished T60 on 167 (81-86).
Winner by two shots from Kate Goodwin (Oklahoma Christian) witha pair of 72s for 144.
Oklahoma Christian (592) also won the team title with ease from Redlands CC (611), Central Oklahoma (612), Rogers State (613) and Newman (617) in a field of 14 teams.

Holly Standing from Ashford ties for 2nd

place at Tanglewood, Texas

Holly Standing from Ashford, a second-year student at Tyler Junior College, Texas, was one of five players who tied for second place on 78, one shot behind the winner, Glory Jangthongsiri (Western Texas A and M) in the Texoma Chevy Dealers Intercollegiate competition over one round at Tanglewood Resort, Pottsboro, Texas.

Over a par-72 course of 5,986, Aboyne's Kimberley Beveridge, also a student at Tyler JC, finished T41 with an 88 in  a field of 64. Sounds as though it was a tough day for scoring!
 Angelo State (332) won the team title ahead of Western Texas A and M (326) with Tyler JC and Texas A and M-Commerce joint third on 332 in a field of 11 teams.
Holly Standing, pictured right, and Kimberley Beveridge tied for 10th place on 167 as Tyler JC (642) finished third behind Redlands (632) and Western Texas CC (639) in the TJC Spring Intercollegiate  at Oakhurst Golf Club, Bullard in Texas last week. 
Standing had scores of 85 and 82, Beveridge 84 and 83. 

Sweden's Tilda scores back-to-back wins

Tilda Larsson from Emmaboda, Sweden, scored back-to-back wins with a play-off triumph over Barry University team-mate Maria Paolo Fiorio from Turin in the Lady Eagle Invitational at Hattiesburg Country Club, Mississippi.

They had tied on three-over-par 219, six strokes ahead of the field, over a 6,228yd course.
Larsson, pictured right, won at the fourth hole of a sudden-death play-off.
Anglo-Scot Paige Kemp (Stetson) from Essex tied for 15th place on 233 (75-78-80).
Team-mate Eilidh Watson from Dollar finished T29 on 237 (80-80-77). She had a double bogey 6 at the 10th in her final round halves of 37-40).
Dolores Brown (McNeese State) from Royal Cinque Ports, Kent, finished T31 on 238 with rounds of 75, 77 and 86. She had only seven pars in her final round 44-42, which included three double bogey 6s. 
Daisy-May Kenny (West Florida) from Purley had three rounds of 80 for 240 and a T38 finish in a field of 60 players.
Barry (905) won the team title ahead of Southern Mississippi (920) with Stetson (922) third.
West Florida (9410 were seventh and McNeese State (951) 10th of 11. 

Rachel Walker down the field in UNF Collegiate

Rachel Walker (Old Dominion) from Dumfries finished T62 in a field of 96 at the UNF Collegiate tournament at Jacksonville Golf and Country Club, Florida.
Rachel had rounds of 77, 81 and 79 for 237 - 20 shots behind the joint winners, Megan Thothong and Emily Gilbreth, both students at Houston University.
Megan scored 70, 76 and 71 for 217, a total matched by Emily;s scores of 71 76 and 70. There was no play-off.
Not surprisingly Houston (878) won the team title ahead of Texas (888) and Campbell (900) in a field of 17 teams.
It is the second year in a row that Houston have won both the individual and team honours in this tournament.