Monday 26th September 2022

Records shattered at the Stirling International!

University of Stirling’s own Lorna McClymont and George Cannon triumphed in an incredible display of golf at the ‘Stirling International 2022′!

University of Stirling’s own Lorna McClymont and George Cannon triumphed in an incredible display of golf at the ‘Stirling International 2022′!

The Montrose Golf Links ‘1652 Course’ hosted the 11th annual tournament and the first event of the 2022-23 student season.

The opening day had a standout performance with University of Stirling’s Lorna McClymont finishing thirteen-under-par, leading the ladies table by eight strokes and taking the women’s course record in what Dean Robertson (University of Stirling Head Performance Golf coach) described as:

“One of the best rounds of golf I have ever witnessed by any amateur or professional in my career!”

Despite Elice Fredriksson (Halmstad), Megan Ashley (University of St Andrews), Lucy Jamieson (University of St Andrews) and Hannah Ounap (Edge College) all finishing under par, catching McClymont’s first day feat looked to take something special. The Men’s standings stood slightly closer, with the top thirteen split by just three strokes. Dundalk’s Eoin Murray led the tight race after day one.

Lucy Jamieson (St Andrews) displayed great consistency on Day 2, matching her first day result of three-under-par. Jamieson narrowly missed first, but comfortably finished second in the standings with six-under-par. McClymont was not able to match her first day success on the second stint, shooting 6-over-par, but finished with an impressive seven-under-par for the overall tournament. Despite not matching her day one performance, McClymont should be pleased returning to Stirling with another series title and now holding the Women’s course record at Montrose!

An exciting playoff was required to split George Cannon (Stirling), Will Coxon (Stirling), and Ben Willis (Edge College) who all finished with two-under-par at the close of the second day. After the first trip to hole 2 Coxon lost out by shooting a bogey, which narrowed the contenders to Willis and Cannon.

After another two outings, Cannon managed to best Willis and celebrated the title won for the University of Stirling golf team.

Cannon’s confidence will be sky high with a title under his belt and now starting the season top of the BUCS Men’s Order of Merit. He looks to continue his good form at the next event in the Scottish Student Golf series, the Autumn Trophy.

Full results can be found here and the full album of photographs can be found here.

Thank you to Montrose for hosting the event, to R&A & BUCS for their support and to the officials who helped make the event happen.

Lastly, well done and thank you to all competitors for kicking off the 2022-23 competition season in style! Please take a moment to complete this Event Feedback Survey to tell us how you found it.


Written by Dillon Hutchison