Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Connie Jaffrey's form dips for a T28 finish in Georgia

Connie Jaffrey's good recent form deserted her in this week's John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate at Eagles Landing Country Club, Stockbridge in the state of Georgia.

The Kilwinning player, a sophomore student at Kansas State University, had rounds of 78, 76 and 75 for a 13-over-par aggregate of 229 and a T28 finish in a field of 82 players.

Connie had a triple bogey 8 and a double bogey 6 in her first round, followed by a triple bogey 7 in her second round although she did have four birdies in halves of 37-39 on Day 2.

Kansas State team-mate Chloe Weir, a sophomore from Belfast, did better with rounds of 75, 75 and 73 to claim 11th place on 223, six ahead of Jaffrey.

Lesley Atkins (Louisiana-Monroe), a former Scottish U18 girls match-play champion, seems only a shadow of the top prospect she was as a teenager.

She had rounds of 88, 89 and 85 (47-38) for a total of 262 (46 over par) and finished 81st.

In all, Atkins had 2 triple bogeys and 11 double bogeys.

Eastern Kentucky University provided a 1-2 individual finish but surprisingly did not win the team event, which suggests that the winner by six shots, Elsa Moberly (68-71-73 for 262), is lacking in-depth support from the rest of the team.

Murray State tied with Eastern Kentucky on 888 and then won a team play-off at the first extra hole.

Kansas State (890) finished third. Louisiana Monroe (952) finished 14th of the 15 teams.