Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Connie Jaffrey and Chloe Weir T40 finish in 

Big 12 Women's Championship


Kilwinning's Connie Jaffrey, pictured, coming up to the end of her second year as a student at Kansas State University, tied for 40th place with team-mate and freshman Chloe Weir from Belfast in this past week's Big 12 Women's Championship at Dominion Country Club, San Antonio in Texas.
Connie, a former Scottish U18 girls champion and beaten finalist in a Scottish women's amateur championship final,  had rounds of 74, 74 and 80 (two birdies, one double bogey and eight bogeys in halves of 42-38) for a 12-over-par total of 228 over par-72 course of 6,263yd.
Chloe Weir hit the same aggregate with scores of 75, 79 and 74.
St Andrews' St Regulus Club member Lauren Whyte, a second-year student at Baylor University, Texas, finished last of 45 with rounds of 79, 79 and 77 for 235.
The runaway winner - by six strokes - was Kenzie Niesen (Oklahoma State) with scores of 71,70 and 66 for nine-under 207.
Oklahoma State (856) also won the team title from Texas (867) and Texas Christian (873).
Baylor (885) finished sixth and Kansas State (887) seventh of the nine participating teams.
+Just a reminder that Connie Jaffrey, in January 2015, played for the Great Britain and Ireland  team of five in the Astor Trophy tournament at Grange Golf Club, Adelaide in Australia. She was ranked in the world's top 100 then.

Heather Munro from Monifieth, a second year student at Elon University, North Carolina, finished  T13 in the CAA women's championship at St James Plantaion Reserve Club, Southport in North Carolina.
Heather had rounds of 80, 79 and 80 for a total of 239 - 21 shots more than the winner, Andrea Slane of Delaware University, who also won the team title. Elon finished fifth as a team.