Saturday 14th October 2017

Stirling duo lead at Fife Tournament after intriguing day at Fife Tournament

Robert Foley continues his lead in the men’s tournament at the 13th Fife Tournament, meanwhile, Chloe Goadby moves to the top of the women’s standings.

Robert Foley (Stirling) shot a highly impressive 68 to stretch his lead in the men’s tournament at the 13th Fife Tournament to 4 strokes. Meanwhile, recent Yale Intercollegiate International Champion Chloe Goadby (Stirling) moved to the top of the women’s standings, a one under 73 leaving her 3 strokes clear of the competition. The final round starts tomorrow morning at 8.30am

With clearer skies and only the remnants of the high winds of round one, there was the opportunity for low scoring and the men, first out, didn’t fail to impress. After day one’s scores being led by a 73, 9 golfers matched or bettered that as the leaders separated themselves at the top of the leaderboard.

This was led by Foley, who used a 4 under start across the first 6 holes to fuel a 3 under total for the day and one under for the tournament. Trying to chase him down are two of the Maynooth squad, Cathal Butler and Ronan Mullarney sharing second place at +3, after shooting 70 and 71 respectively. Butler bettered his teammate after the only birdie recorded in the men’s field on the final hole.

In the men’s team competition, the strong showing at the top of the leaderboard by the Irish institution is rewarded with the lead of the competition, Maynooth sitting 4 strokes clear of St Andrews I with Stirling I a further 7 strokes back.

In the women’s competition, Jen Saxton (Stirling) finally gave up the lead of a Tour event on the fourth day, a six over 80 seeing her drop down to third position. Above her, the best two scorers of the day were rewarded with moves up the leaderboard – Goadby taking advantage of the par 5s to shoot a one under 73 and move into the lead at +2. The best round of the day, however, belonged to Kirsten Brown (St Andrews), who picked up 5 birdies on the way to a two under 72 and moved her one shot ahead of Saxton.

In the team event, Stirling I are leading, underpinned by Goadby’s solid performance, 8 shots clear of St Andrews I with Saxton’s Stirling III a further 3 shots back.

The final round starts from 0830 with the top 30 men and 12 women battling out for the title and for valuable Macpherson Order of Merit points.

For full results and tee times please see HERE.