Friday, October 13, 2017

Students' 54-hole open tournament at Fairmont St Andrews

Foley firing while Saxton’s streak continues at Fife students' tournament
Robert Foley (Stirling) takes a one-stroke lead into the weekend of the 13th Fife students' golf tournament men’s competition at Fairmont St Andrews after a first round of two over par 73 while Jen Saxton’s rich students' tour form continued with a level par 74 over the Kittock’s course, giving her a two-stroke lead at the top of the women’s competition.
Saxton, pictured lining up a putt, made light of the high winds and lashing rain with a solid, one-over-par front nine which she followed with a three-birdie inward half.
Chasing Jen are Ireland's Clodagh Walsh (Maynooth) and Chloe Goadby (Stirling) with rounds of 76 and 77. Goadby’s round included the only eagle of the day in the whole field.
In the team competition, Saxton’s performance helped Stirling III to a two-stroke lead over the Stirling I team, with Maynooth I are a further stroke back.
The top 12 players after Saturday's second round will go on to play the final 18 holes on Sunday.
On the men’s side, it was another man in rich form who leads the tournament. Fresh from his victory on American soil last time out, Foley was feeling strong enough to rue his final hole bogey, despite a solid 73 seeing him lead the field.
Ronan Mullarney (Maynooth) demonstrated a consistent touch, one birdie and four bogeys giving him a three over 74, matched by a more up and down round by George Burns (St. Andrews) that featured three birdies on the way to a two under front nine, but a run of four bogeys from 14-17 on the way back.
With six players within two strokes of the lead, the men's tournament is set for an intriguing second day. at the top. The leading 30 players after the second round will go forward to Sunday's final 18 holes.
In the men's team event, St Andrews I lead by three from Exeter, who are three ahead of Maynooth.

For full leaderboard and tee times please see:

Kittocks Course, Fairmont St Andrews
Par 71. SSS 75. CSS 78
73 Robert Foley (Stirling).
74 Ronan Mullarney (Maynooth), George Burns (St Andrews)
75 James Blyth (Exeter), Finlay Asher (St Andrews).

78 Michael Schinkel (UHI), Alistair McNaughton (UHI) (T9)
79 Mark Napier (Stirling), Graham Minton (UHI), Alasdair McDougall (Stirling) (T14).
80 Jack Rogan (St Andrews), Graeme Greer (SRUC), Scott Macpherson (Stirling) (T19)
81 Jamie MacKintosh (UHI), Jamie Parker (UHI) (T24).

Par 74. SSS 75. CSS 78
74 Jennifer Saxton (Stirling)
76 Clodagh Walsh (Maynooth)
77 Chloe Goadby (Stirling)
81 Kirsten Brown (St Andrews), Alexandra Saunders (Exeter).
83 Gemma Batty (Stirling), Hazel MacGarvie (Stirling) (T7)





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