Sunday, August 06, 2017


Lorna McClymont 
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) won the St Andrews University schoolgirls invitational tournament over 54 holes, playing the New Course, Strathtyrum and the Jubilee in that order, over the weekend.
She had rounds of 73, 70 and 75 for an aggregate of 218, winning by four strokes from Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) who had scores of 75, 67 and 80.

If Susan had parred the last three holes at the Jubilee Course she would have matched McClymont's total but, instead, she had a double bogey 7 at the 16th and bogeys at the 17th and 18th for an inward half of 43.
McClymont had an eagle 3 in round one and a total bag of nine birdies over the three rounds. Woodhouse has eight birdies.
Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) finished third on 233 - 11 shots adrift of runner=up Woodhouse - with scores of 83, 71 and 79.

New Course,  Strathtyrum, Jubilee.

218 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 73 70 75.
222 Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) 75 67 80.
233 Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) 83 71 79.
235 Victoria Hart (Hadden Hill) 78 73 84.
240 Jodie Taylor (Downfield) 84 73 83.
244 Adele Flett (Orkney) 83 74 87.
248 Danielle Storton-Sey (Letchworth) 85 71 92.
250 Ellen Caton (St Regulus Ladies) 85 70 95.
251 Taylor White (Cathkin Braes) 82 76 93.

The Stableford competition for players with handicaps of 12.1 or over, up to 24, was won by a local, Hannah Robb (St Regulus Ladies) with points scores of 39 (New Course), 34 (Strathtyrum) and 37 (Jubilee) for a three-round total of 121pt.

She won by 4pt from Grace Herbert (Moor Park) who had scores of 37, 48 and 32 for 117.
Another entrant from south of the Border, Megan Baldwin (Prince's, Kent) was third with 112pt (35-42-35).

121 Hannah Robb (St Regulus Ladies) 39 45 37.
117 Grace Herbert (Moor Park) 37 48 32.
112 Megan Baldwin (Prince's) 35 42 35.
110 Ella Marshall (Baberton) 38 43 29.
109 Meghan Branch (St Regulus Ladies) 29 47 33
108 Jodie Graham (Hamilton) 34 39 35
108 Sophie Brooke (East Herts) 34 41 32, Dottie Constantin (Knole Park) 34 42 31.

 CSS for the three courses was: New 74, Strathtyrum 66, Jubilee 74.

Katie Miller, President of the University of St Andrews Ladies Golf Club, writes....

Now in it’s 7th year, the University Ladies Golf Club were excited to host the 2017 iteration of the St Andrews Schoolgirls Championship last weekend, with a fantastic field of 32 golfers playing for the prestigious Renee Powell Cup and Carol Kaufmann Shield. With players aged 10-18 coming all the way from Orkney to Kent, we had girls from all over the UK playing this weekend on the New, Strathtyrum and Jubilee courses. The competition was split into two separate fields with players with handicaps 0-12.4 playing in the strokeplay competition for the Renee Powell Cup and handicaps 12-24 playing in the stableford competition for the Carol Kaufmann Shield.

We are very grateful to Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, who kindly joined us to present the prizes to our winners.

Thanks must also go to both The Links Trust and the R&A who continue to support our event each year, hosting the tournament and providing funding to enable us to grow year on year.

We are also delighted that Carol Kaufmann was able to join us for lunch on the last day, to meet the committee and wish some of the competitors good luck before their final round. We look forward to working with Carol and Renee Powell in the coming years to develop the tournament, and provide more opportunites for schoolgirls to play competitive golf.

Both the players and their parents expressed their enjoyment over the weekend and we look forward to welcoming them all back next year for the Schoolgirls Championship 2018.