Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Hazel MacGarvie shines in Lossie rain 

Stirling University rising star Hazel MacGarvie from Troon completed a famous maiden victory as the Scottish Student Golf Championships drew to a close at a rainy Moray Golf Club, Lossiemouth.
MacGarvie, a past winner of the Scottish U18 girls' championship, once again showed supreme ability and confidence to weather not only the conditions but an uncertain start to her final round. Double bogeys at the second and fourth holes brought the chasing field much closer, but MacGarvie responded in emphatic style – completing the following 14 holes in five under par. A birdie at 5 was shortly followed by a huge moment on the 7th where she rolled in a 15ft putt for an eagle 3. Further birdies came at the 10th, 14th, 16th and 17th to deliver a final total of 284 (-8).
Commenting on her victory Hazel said "It feels great to win this tournament, especially first time round. I got off to a bad start today but didn’t feel too nervous and I was really happy to be able to bring it back."
The Stirling University scholar, currently in her first year, continued: "I really enjoy playing student golf. It gets me out of the classroom and I  enjoy getting to play with new people."
St Andrews’ Lieve Van Veggel completed a fine four-round series with a determined -2 round of 73. Despite bogeys at the fourth and fifth, Lieve was level at the turn, before a bogey-free back nine of 36, featuring birdies at 14 and 17. This left the Dutch competitor in silver medal position with a final total of 280 (-2).
Three-time champion Gemma Batty (Stirling) rounded out the top three following a closing 76 (+1) to conclude her final Scottish Student Championships in a creditable bronze medal position.
Stirling University also won the extracted team element with a six-round total of 289, eight shots ahead of St Andrews, with Stirling II a further four shots back.
The 96th Scottish Student Championships continue tomorrow with men’s team and women’s individual match-play tournaments.
For full results please visit https://www.golfbox.dk/livescoring/tour/?language=2057#/competition/1249748/leaderboard or scroll down a bit to view the scores on this website



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