Thursday 8th September 2016
Perfect Conditions At The 6th Stirling International
2016/17 Student Golf Tour kicks off in perfect conditions at The 6th Stirling International.
The 6th Stirling International got under way at The Duke’s course outside of St. Andrews in hot and humid conditions for the 94 men and 21 women contesting this year’s tournament.
With the course set up as an examination of the students’ golfing education, there were rewards available for sensible course management, but danger lurking for errant shots.
On the women’s side, the stand out round of the day came from University of St. Andrews student Marie Danielsson (Saint German), who shot a one under 70. Two shots back, Marie’s St. Andrews team mate Alexa Hammer (Quail Ridge CC) sits at one over, with Ulster’s Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) a further shot back. Mary Doyle (The Heath) from Maynooth and Stirling’s defending champion Gemma Batty (Powfoot) round out the top five at four over.
The men’s competition saw some very strong scoring with the top ten players separated by only two shots at the end of the first day. Leading the day with very impressive one under par 70s are Stirling’s Jordan Sundborg (Shanklin & Sandown) and Ulster’s Ross Dutton (Tandragee). The next three golfers round out the top five and are all bunched together at level par, St Andrews Peter Kerr (Royal Portrush), Sam Locke (Banchory) from the Scottish Golf team, and James Glenn (Brancepeth Castle) of Durham University.
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