Tuesday 5th April 2022
Glorious Golf at the 98th Student Championship
Student Golf is back at the 98th Scottish Student Golf Championship! With both Strokeplay and Matchplay events and more than one hundred students partaking, it’s certainly one to read about.
Student Golf is back at the 98th Scottish Student Golf Championship! With both Strokeplay and Matchplay events and more than one hundred students taking part, it’s certainly one to read about.
One hundred and seventeen golfers of both genders partook in the stroke play event, representing institutions from across Scotland and showcasing what student golf is all about. After a strong series of performances and a superb total of 280, Ben Fuller from the University of St Andrews proved victorious in the Men’s Individual, closely followed by fellow St Andrews student Connor Rochon. The University of Stirling’s Nicola Slater won the Female Individual, putting on a storming performance and coming in five under par! It was yet another dominant performance from the University of St Andrews, winning both Male and Female Strokeplay Team events with teams consisting of; Elise Bishop, Josie Baker and Lucy Jamieson, and Roddy McAuley, Connor Rochon, Otto Voettiner and Ben Fuller. A great atmosphere was felt by all, as students from each institution crowded around the eighteenth green to cheer on their fellow competitors throughout the day.
The Matchplay event was every bit as successful as the Strokeplay, with eight teams of eight taking to the course to battle it out for victory in a series of close-fought rounds. University of Stirling 1s, 2s and 3s, University of Edinburgh 1s and 2s, UHI 1s, University of Glasgow 1s and University of Strathclyde 1s all put on a phenomenal display of determination, teamwork and golfing skill. After a testing semi-final between the University of Stirling 2s and UHI 1s, UHI secured their place in the final against the strong Stirling 1s, who had taken victory against the Edinburgh 1s.
After a close title run, consisting of morning foursomes and afternoon singles, UHI denied the University of Stirling ten wins in a row, taking their inaugural victory 7-5 in the 98th Student Golf Championship! An incredible, well-fought victory was celebrated with vigor as the UHI boys received the trophy. The winning UHI team consisted of; Declan Gray, John Oster, Ewan Cuthbert, Lewis Johnson, Giovanni Sianni, Chris Turner, Taylor Kerr, Alan Murphy and Finlay Wallace.
We’d like to extend a huge thanks to Moray Golf Club for hosting and Eliz Munro and Alan Cowie who refereed. Without your invaluable support events like this could not take place.
A full album of photographs can be found here.BACK TO LIST