Thursday, March 29, 2018

In for a Penny, in for a pound, as Stirling’s 
Brown claims match-play title at Lossie
Stirling University student Penelope Brown produced some of the finest golf of her career to claim the Scottish student women's individual match-play golf title at Moray Golf Club, Lossiemouth today (Thursday).
In the first of two matches for Brown, she showed steely nerves and great self-belief to overcome top seed and strokeplay champion Hazel MacGarvie (also Stirling) in a tight semi-final over the New Course. The two players shared five birdies in a nip and tuck round, with Penny eventually coming out on top by 3 and 2.
She commented ‘It was great to get through the semi-final as I didn’t really expect to beat Hazel given her current form. However we had never played a match-play tie before and so I just concentrated on my own game and eventually had just enough to win.’
Meanwhile fellow Stirling student Emily Laws was taken all the way by surprise packet of the draw , Georgina Hirst (St Andrews), before eventually prevailing by two holes. This set up an all-Stirling final, which got underway on the Old Course in blustery conditions
Penny Brown took advantage of a bogey at the first by Laws and never looked back. She narrowly missed an eagle putt at the second but tapped in to go two up. Laws rallied briefly – making a good four at the fifth to exploit a rare bogey from Brown, and followed it with a good 3 at the sixth and a birdie 4 at the seventh.
However, this was only good enough to stand still in the match as Penny put together a remarkable run, carding five consecutive birdies from the  seventh. One further birdie, at the 15th ,was enough to put the icing on the cake and cement a  5 and 4 victory.
On lifting the trophy Penny said ‘It’s been a very special day and I am really thrilled to have won the event. It can be strange playing against team mates but I felt really comfortable out there and didn’t realise I’d made so many birdies!’
Play at the 96th Scottish Student Golf Championships concludes on Friday with the men’s team final, featuring Stirling I v St Andrews I, who will contest four morning foursomes and eight afternoon singles over Moray’s Old Course.
Penelope Brown (Stirling) bt Hazel MacGarvie (Stirling) 3 and 2
Emily Laws (Stirling) bt Georgina Hirst (St Andrews) 2 holes.
Brown bt Laws 5 and 4



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